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Type B gas devices

A type B gas device is any gas device that is not a gas device (type A). This includes devices (appliances) that use fuel gas to produce heat, light or power, for example:

  • industrial and commercial appliances
  • refrigeration devices
  • a fuel gas system for the propulsion of a vehicle or vessel.

All gas devices must be approved (certified) before installation or use by the Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas, the holder of a gas device approval authority or (in the case of a fuel gas system) the holder of a gas work authorisation.

The approval process for industrial and commercial type B devices requires the development of a document to demonstrate compliance with the legislative requirements. This is commonly referred to as a 'technical submission'.

The Guideline for gas safety and compliance information required for gas device (type B) approval (PDF, 1.1MB) provides a guide to the technical content and format of information required for assessment and approval of a gas device (type B) in Queensland.

Where a type B gas device is being supplied prior to approval, the supplier must provide the Queensland type B gas device approval notice (PDF, 570KB) to the new owner of the device advising of the approval requirements.

How to get a type B device approved

Follow this process to get an industrial type B device approved:

  • engage the holder of an appropriate gas work authority (details of installer and commissioning person are required for assessment and approval process)
  • develop a technical submission
  • submit the technical submission to 1 of the type B gas device approval authorities listed in the public register below whose scope includes the relevant device type
  • if compliance is demonstrated in the technical submission, the gas device approval authority will issue a type B gas device approval certificate
  • once the certificate has been received, the gas work authority holder can complete the installation and commissioning of the device in compliance with the relevant safety requirements and the technical submission.

Note: If the gas work is undertaken at an operating plant, the process for device approval applies, however the gas work (installing and commissioning the device) may be undertaken under the safety management system (SMS) for the plant where:

  • the work is carried out under the safety management system, other than a generic SMS
  • the person(s) carrying out the work has been assessed as competent to carry out the work under the SMS.

To get a hydrocarbon refrigerant type B device approved, the manufacturer or owner should apply to 1 of the type B2 gas device approval authorities listed in the public register below whose scope includes the relevant device type.

For the purpose of a gas fuel system for the propulsion of a vehicle or vessel the chief inspector approves the installation and use of a gas fuel system, where the gas fuel system:

  • components comply with the relevant safety requirement(s)
  • is installed by an authorised certifier (holder of a gas work authorisation (motor fuel))
  • is certified by the authorised certifier as compliant in the approved form (PGA101/102)
  • the gas work is conducted at a place that complies with the relevant safety requirement(s).

Gas device approval authorities type B ‐ public register

The following bodies have been approved by the chief inspector as able to approve the supply, installation or use of industrial type B gas devices.

Body nameContactScope/restriction

Gas device approval authorities (type B)

Note: For a breakdown of the Queensland classes of type B devices (industrial appliances), view Table 4.3 of the Gas device approval authority requirements (PDF, 1.1MB)
Air and Gas Industries Steve Graham
(07) 3271 5899
Unlimited
Australian Gas and Combustion Justin Giles 
0439 684 367
Class S1, S2, S3, S4 and Class C1, C2 and C3 gas devices
BIZENERGY Pty Ltd Darrel Vecchio
Ian Helsdon
0418 884 901
All Class S, C and M gas devices
Combustion Technique Pty Ltd Peter Burdon
0411 328 577
Unlimited
Complete Gas Services Ray Smith
(07) 3398 8935
Limited to Class S water heating devices (atmospheric burners)
Gas Advisory Services John Fleming
0431 533 252
Limited to Class S gas devices and Class C and M gas devices other than those using gas a fuel in a combustion process
GasOps Qld Matt Carr
0404 501 325
Limited to Class S and Class C1, C2 and C3 gas devices
Gas Power Industries Qld Kim Kempton
0418 183 057
Limited to Class S gas devices and Class C1, C2 and C3 gas engines and gas turbines
Gastrain Pty Ltd Vincent Monsigneur
0407 774 352
Unlimited
Gilmour Space Technologies Pty Ltd Gilmour Space No public approvals – limited to approval of Bi-Propellant Rocket Motor Methane/Oxygen Ignition burner for installation and use
Glenergy Services Glen Watt
0425 716 538
Unlimited
Hyde Combustion Pty Ltd Jefferson Hyde
(07) 3390 7979
Limited to Class S and Class C gas devices
Jeffrey Jones Jeff Jones
0458 348 338
Limited to Class S3 hot water systems, pottery kilns, prawn cookers, coffee roasters and similar mass produced gas devices
Risk and Energy Services Peter Harris
0402 089 645 
Limited to Class S and Class C gas devices
Rocktel Pty Ltd Rockie Whitbread
(07) 5476 9337
Limited to Class S and Class C1, C2 and C3 gas devices
Tamar Gas Stephen Wright
0428 381 803
Unlimited
Vinke Enterprises Pty Ltd Eberhard Vinke
0419 671 504
Limited to Class S gas devices

Gas device approval authorities (type B2)

AAPT Group Lindsay Pelser
0412 526 372 
Limited to type B devices using hydrocarbon refrigerants

How to apply for a gas device approval authority (type B)

To apply for a gas device approval authority (GDAA) type B, a person must have the appropriate qualifications and experience to perform approval work under the authority. Read the Gas device approval authority requirements (PDF, 1.1MB) to identify the qualifications and experience required.

Applications must be made to the Chief Inspector, Petroleum and Gas.

Before applying:

To request type B gas device approval certificates, contact the Licensing and Authorisation Unit.