Portable Gas Detectors - Australian Government

Description

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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 AG

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division