PD 54823 (Guidance for the design commissioning and maintenance of LPG systems in small craft) has been released by BSI. With the majority of BS 5482 (Parts 1-3) being subsumed by other standards it was decided that PD 5482-3 would be reclassified as PD 54823.
This revised document is now more aligned to BS EN ISO 10239 and is to be used as a maintenance "standard" for existing installations. PD 54823 does not cover any of the following:
In these cases the installation should comply with the requirements of BS EN ISO 10239
- Any new installations (irrespective of their intended use)
- Major changes (majority of piping raplaced) to an existing installation
- Additional appliances
Previously there was some confusion over where the requirements of PD 5482-3 2005 stopped and BS EN ISO 10239 began. PD 54823 is quite clear in this demarcation and it is purely to be used as a maintenance "standard" for existing installations.
PD 54823 (and other British Standards, IGEM and UKLPG documents) are available to all Gas Safe Registered engineers via the Standards Subscription service. This is priced at £75 per year for a company with 1-5 operatives, £150 for those with 6-10. Reduced prices are available for three year subscriptions.