Gas Piping must only be installed by a qualified person who has been trained and certified. The installation instructions and procedures must be strictly adhered to in order to provide a safe and effective fuel gas piping system or system modification. All installations must pass customary inspections by the local official having authority, prior to having the gas service turned on in new homes and/or in commercial settings. All requirements of the local natural gas utility or propane supplier must also be met.
When sizing gas piping systems certain factors must be considered - they are:
It shall provide sufficient gas to meet the maximum demand of the gas equipment. Piping must be sized to supply enough fuel for all appliances to operate at the same time.
Maximum gas demand shall be determined by adding all of the equipment Btu ratings from appliances connected on the system.
Gas piping should be sized in accordance with the tables in the Standard Gas Code or by other engineering methods approved by local Authority Having Jurisdiction.
The other factor one must know to properly size a system is the distance the gas must travel (in feet) through the pipe from the point of delivery to the most remote appliance. It is call sizing by the "Longest Length Method". When the footage is determined, it will be the only distance used to size piping in that system. There are several types of materials approved for gas work. The codes for the local jurisdiction should always be checked:
- Steel pipes
- Copper pipes
- Yellow brass pipe
- Ductile iron
- Aluminum pipe
- PVC pipes
- PE pipes
Each one of them has a specific use. Please leave it to the experts of Eco Furnace, no matter what the project is we can help. Pool heater, range, fireplace, dryer, oven etc.
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