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LPG Cylinder Storage Guidelines

Test Certifiers will tell you what information they need. To guide you on what they may need, they may send you a form or checklist to complete before they visit to inspect your site. Please find below some general guidelines of what the Test Certifier will be looking at (Source: Environmental Risk Management Authority).

Up to 100 kg’s can be installed within one metre of a building provided;

  1. there are no openings below the top of the cylinder,
  2. there are no openings within one metre of the cylinder

100 to 300 kg’s can be within two metres of a building provided;

  1. the walls of the building behind and two metres either side of the cylinders are constructed of fire resisting materials;
  2. the building does not have any openings located below the top of any cylinder and within two metres of any cylinder,
  3. there are no drains within two metres

300 to 1,000 kg’s can be within two metres of a building provided;

  1. the wall of building is vapour tight,
  2. the wall has 60/60/60 fire resistance rating behind the cylinders and extending two metres from the end of the cylinders,
  3. the building does not have any openings located below the top of any cylinder and within two metres of any cylinder,
  4. there are no drains within two metres

Prohibited installation locations

  1. within a building (unless under 15.0 kg)
  2. under a stairway
  3. in a location with restricted access
  4. where nearby constructions, fences walls or vapour barriers prevent cross ventilation
  5. under buildings
  6. where they obstruct egress from a building
  7. buried or recessed below ground level

Please Note: The aforementioned rules are for guidance only, installations less than 100 kg must still comply fully with NZS 5261; 2003 and installations over 100kg must still receive a “Location Test Certificate” from a ERMA approved inspector.