Liquid Gas UK issue new guidelines on the design, installation and testing of LPG piping systems in their Code of Practice 22.

Friday 10th July 2020

This week Liquid Gas UK issue an update to their Code of Practice 22, a comprehensive code for LPG pipework above and below ground covering temperature, pressure and pipe sizing considerations, pipework assemblies and fittings.

The guidance covers the construction of carbon, steel, copper and polyethylene pipework.

The Code covers pipework for conveying LPG both in the liquid and vapour phases. The Code is primarily intended for static installations but it’s recommendations may also be applied to mobile equipment including road tankers. The Code includes Service Pipework (as defined in the Gas Safety Regulations).

The renowned LPG industry Codes of Practice provide expert guidance on engineering and safety practice across a wide range of technical areas across the industry. The Codes cover the design of bulk tanks and pipework, installation, operations, storage, transportation, and utilisation of LPG. In addition, there is a comprehensive suite of Codes of Practice relating to the use of LPG cylinders. Liquid Gas UK Codes of Practice are available across a number of sectors, as well as used around the world.

Liquid Gas UK members have access to the updated Code via the Members Lounge which can be found here.

Richard Hakeem, Director of Safety and Technical Policy at Liquid Gas UK, said: “This new guidance for design, installation and testing of LPG piping systems will provide the industry with the comprehensive safety guidance. All of our Codes have been carefully developed by industry leading experts from across membership, in consultation with Government authorities and market sector stakeholders. Liquid Gas UK has long been a leader in providing Codes of Practice across the world. We have a long-established history of developing Codes with the first one produced over forty-five years ago.”

If you would like more details visit our website by clicking here.

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK