Portable Gas Detectors - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with these standards if you operate one of the following vessels in Australian waters:

  • An oil tanker;
  • A chemical tanker;
  • A gas carrier;
  • A cargo vessel carrying any substance that may give off combustible gases;
  • A vessel that carries a substance likely to deplete the oxygen concentration in a space; or
  • A vessel where a person may have to enter a confined space.

The standards in regards to the performance of gas detectors are:

  • AS/NZS 60079.29.1:2008 Explosive atmospheres - Gas detectors - Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases; or
  • IEC 60079-29-1 Ed. 1.0. Gas detectors - Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gasses.

The standards in regards to the installation, use and maintenance of gas detectors are:

  • AS/NZS60079.29.2:2008 Gas detectors - selection, installation, use and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen; or
  • IEC 60079-29-2 Ed 1.0 Gas detectors - selection, installation, use and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2181
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795000

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