LPG cylinder calculator

This calculator is used to determine:

  • the size of your liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) delivery network (for non-automotive LPG)
  • the legislative obligations your network has with the Petroleum and Gas (Safety) Regulation 2018.

Print and retain your calculator results for your records. Resources Safety and Health Queensland may request to see your results.

Enter your network numbers in the fields below:

LPG container size Volume (water capacity) of container Number of containers Total volume (water capacity) in litres
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Based on the above calculation of between 0–5000L total water capacity, the following applies to your network:

  • The LPG delivery network must comply with the standard AS/NZS1596 The storage and handling of LP Gas.
  • If your LPG delivery network includes filling LPG cylinders (decanting) that have a water capacity of more than 30L, you must have a safety management system that complies with section 675 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
  • The LPG delivery network is not liable to report and pay for the safety and health fee.

Based on the above calculation of between 5001L–12,000L total water capacity, the following applies to your network:

  • The LPG delivery network must comply with the standard AS/NZS1596 The storage and handling of LP Gas.
  • The LPG delivery network must have a safety management system that complies with section 675 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
  • The LPG delivery network is not liable to report or pay for the safety and health fee. However, each year you must confirm with the Safety and Health Fee Unit that your network size is still 12,000L and under.

Based on the above calculation being more than 12,000L total water capacity, the following applies to your network:

  • The LPG delivery network is liable to report and pay for the safety and health fee.
  • The LPG delivery network must comply with the standard AS/NZS1596 The storage and handling of LP Gas.
  • The LPG delivery network must have a safety management system that complies with section 675 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

For further information, including fact sheets with information on fee reporting requirements and operating plant guidelines, read guidelines for operating plant.

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