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Gas Act & Gas (Supply) Regulations
What is the Gas (Supply) Regulations?
The Gas (Supply) Regulations spell out the roles and responsibilities of gas licensees in Singapore's gas industry. The Regulations also stipulate that any gas service work on gas installation and gas appliances connected to the gas pipeline systems, such as installation, maintenance, repair, etc. will have to be carried out by a licensed gas service worker or a professional engineer.
How would I know when a gas installation or gas fitting is due for inspection?
SP PowerGrid Ltd (SPPG) will notify the person responsible for the gas installation or gas fitting when an inspection is due. The person should then engage a Licensed Gas Service Worker or a professional engineer to certify the fitness of any gas installation or gas fitting.
How much time will inspection take and how much will it cost?
The time required to carry out an inspection depends on the size of your gas installation. For instance, the i
nspection of a small gas installation such as a food court may take about 30 minutes to an hour.
EMA does not regulate the inspection costs charged by LGSWs/PEs. You may find the list of LGSWs offering inspection services at this
and the list of PEs (Mechanical) at this
You are advised to approach a few LGSWs/PEs to compare their quotations before deciding on one. The quotation should include the cost to inspect your gas installation.
When is my gas installation due for an inspection?
The inspection due date for your gas installation is
from your gas turn-on date. SPPG will send you a notification letter
prior to the inspection due date. The letter will guide you on how to complete the inspection and submit the ‘Certificate of Fitness’ to SPPG.
Who is the "responsible person" for gas installation in the premises?
The "responsible person" in relation to any premises, means the consumer, occupier or the owner of the premises. Where there is no consumer or occupier or if the occupier is away, the owner of the premises or the management corporation constituted under the Land Titles (Strata) Act (Cap. 158) would be responsible to take appropriate action in relation to the gas installation to any gas installation.
Why do gas installations need to be inspected annually?
It is important to have gas installations inspected annually for safety reasons. An annual inspection will test and certify that gas installations continue to be safe as gas leaks may pose a safety risk.
These annual inspections must be carried out by a Licensed Gas Service Worker (LGSW) or a Professional Engineer (PE) in Mechanical Engineering. Your LGSW/PE will advise you on the inspection requirements for your gas installation.
Which part of the gas installation is my Premise Owner or MCST responsible for?
Your Premise Owner or Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) is responsible for the gas service isolation valve to the gas meter, including the common area, in single or multi-tenanted building.
Can Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) appliances be used with town gas?
Natural gas, town gas and LPG are three different types of gas with different composition and characteristics. As such, gas appliances designed for a particular type of gas cannot be used for other types of gas unless they are appropriately modified.
Is town gas and natural gas used for cooking, commercial and industrial purposes odorised?
Yes, town gas and natural gas conveyed to retail consumer's premises are injected with a pungent odorant to facilitate the detection of gas leaks.
What is the Gas Supply Code?
The Gas Supply Code sets out the obligations of gas licensees to comply with the standards and procedures for the safe operation of the gas supply system.
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