You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate, install or modify a forklift mobile engine that uses compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid petroleum gas (LPG).
You must ensure that your forklift mobile engine is maintained and serviced by a registered gas fitter, in accordance with this Standard.
This Standard specifies requirements for liquefied petroleum gas (LP Gas) and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for engines mounted on industrial equipment, either for the propulsion of the equipment or for driving some auxiliary function, for example a forklift lifter or pump. It sets out requirements for the design and construction of component parts, their installation in equipment, and for tests, commissioning and periodic inspection.
This Standard applies to fixed installations, mobile and portable equipment such as forklifts, floor sweepers, polishers, tow tractors, elevating work platforms and industrial engines.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
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.
AS 4983 Gas Fuel Systems for Forklifts and Industrial Engines - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Department of Commerce
Gas Standards Act 1972 (Western Australia)
Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 (Western Australia)
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