What is a Type A Appliance?
The Gas Safety Act defines a Type A appliance as:
- An appliance for which an acceptance scheme has been authorised by Energy Safe Victoria in accordance with section 68
- An appliance that has been accepted under section 69
This translates to mean that everyday Type A appliances are cookers, space heaters, central heaters, water heaters, catering equipment and leisure appliances
What is a Type B Appliance?
The Gas Safety Act defines a Type B appliance as an appliance with gas consumption in excess of 10MJ/h, including any components and fittings downstream of and including the appliance manual shut-off valve.
Energy Safe Victoria have a procedure that must be followed by all persons wishing to install, modify or commission a Type B appliance or carry out complex gas installation work.
Did you know that Essendon Plumbing Services has been providing commercial gas plumbing solutions to the commercial and industrial plumbing sector for more than 33 years?
How to Identify a Type A and Type B Gas Appliance
Type A gas appliance examples:
- Hot water systems
- Domestic boilers
Although these appliances can be found in commercial settings, they are generally referred to as domestic appliances.
Type B gas appliance examples:
- Bake ovens
- Dry-out burners
- Hot-water boilers
- Process kilns
These are appliances/machines that support commercial or industrial operations.
Who is Licensed to Maintain a Gas Appliance?
It’s important to know that gas appliance and gas fitting work can’t always be carried out by the same company or licensed gas plumber who installed them. Gas Plumbing licenses in Victoria have separate categories, you need to make sure your gas technician is qualified and licensed in the relevant field to carry out the respective work on your property.
TYPE A Licenses:
- Gas- Fitting
- Gas- Servicing
- Gas- Conversion
- Gas- Mobile Homes
- Gas- Disconnect Re Connect
- Gas- Restricted to Type A appliance
Type B Licenses:
- Type B- Gas Fitting
- Type B- Gas Fitting Advanced
Need a Gas Plumber for a Job?
At Essendon Plumbing Services, we deal in all Type A and Type B appliance installation, repairs and maintenance. We have all the required qualifications, licenses and insurances so that you’ll always feel you’re in safe hands.
All our work is carried out to the highest of standards with a lifetime guarantee and certified by a certificate of compliance on completion.
Wherever you are, Essendon Plumbing Services is your expert local plumber and we’re here to support you, 24/7, 365 days of the year.