Gas

African Savannah Properties offer gas installations, repairs and Compliance Certificates (COC’s)

The Machinery and Occupational Safety Act of 1993

require owners of buildings to hold a certificate of compliance

in respect of any electrical installation. This has now also been extended

to include a compliance certificate of conformity of gas installations.

It’s become clear to South Africans that the country’s power grid is severely strained, as Eskom has continued to implement regular load-shedding, and the price of electricity has increased.

The effect this has on consumers and the industry has been a generally negative one, with many organisations being unable to manage the power cuts and predict the future pressures the grid could undergo. This has led to a new trend, where businesses and households are making use of liquid petroleum gas (LP gas), according to George Davis of Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS).

“LS gas is cheaper, more efficient and in some cases more environmentally friendly. It can however be very dangerous to use if not operated properly,” he said.

While most people make sure of LP gas in a closed system (portable heaters and camping stoves, for instance), if installed incorrectly in open systems – such as built in stoves and fridges – it can be extremely dangerous.

In fact, it is illegal to install a fixed appliance, equipment or system for LP gas fuel, unless someone has a certificate of registration.

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