NEW NZS STANDARDS

Issue 48 – April 2013

NZS/AS 4553(Int).1&.2:2013 Gas space heating appliances - Part 1: Essential safety and Part 2: Efficiency and emissions

This two-part Standard sets out the requirements for gas space heating appliances supplied to New Zealand. Part 1 covers the essential safety requirements, and Part 2 covers efficiency and emissions. Adopted with national modifications from AS 4553-2008.

This Interim Standard expires on 31 March 2014. An interim Standard is issued when a new or revised Standard is urgently needed in a particular sector, but consensus to publish as a full Standard may not yet be achieved. Interim Standards are to be reviewed and re-issued as final Standards within a certain time period (before the expiry date, usually less than two years).

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NZS/AS 4557(Int):2013 Domestic outdoor gas barbecues

Sets out the essential safety and compliance requirements for domestic outdoor gas barbecues supplied to the New Zealand market. Adopted with national modifications from AS 4557-2004.

This Interim Standard expires on 31 March 2014. An interim Standard is issued when a new or revised Standard is urgently needed in a particular sector, but consensus to publish as a full Standard may not yet be achieved. Interim Standards are to be reviewed and re-issued as final Standards within a certain time period (before the expiry date, usually less than two years).

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NZS/AS 4558(Int):2013 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect appliances

Sets out the essential safety and compliance requirements for decorative gas log and other fuel effect appliances supplied to the New Zealand market. Adopted with national modifications from AS 4558-2011.

This Interim Standard expires on 31 March 2014. An interim Standard is issued when a new or revised Standard is urgently needed in a particular sector, but consensus to publish as a full Standard may not yet be achieved. Interim Standards are to be reviewed and re-issued as final Standards within a certain time period (before the expiry date, usually less than two years).

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NZS 5255(Int):2013 Safety verification of existing gas installations

Provides specific information for assessing the safety of, and reporting the condition of, existing gas installations. Applicable to the verification and assessment and reporting of the safety of complete installations including the appliances contained therein. However where appropriate it can be applied to a portion of an installation and even to single installed appliances.

This Interim Standard expires on 31 March 2014. An interim Standard is issued when a new or revised Standard is urgently needed in a particular sector, but consensus to publish as a full Standard may not yet be achieved. Interim Standards are to be reviewed and re-issued as final Standards within a certain time period (before the expiry date, usually less than two years).

Will supersede NZS 5255(Int):2011 after 1 July 2013 when the 2013 edition will be referenced in the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations.

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