Tas Section G Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
Tas Part G1 Heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems
This Part sets out the requirements for the design, construction, installation, replacement, repair, alteration and maintenance of mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
The Objective of this Part is to—
- safeguard people from illness, injury or loss (including loss of amenity) due to the failure of a heating, ventilation or air-conditioning installation; and
- ensure that a heating, ventilation or air-conditioning installation is suitable; and
- conserve water and energy; and
- safeguard the environment; and
- safeguard public and private infrastructure; and
- ensure that a heating, ventilation or air-conditioning installation is designed and is capable of being maintained so that throughout its serviceable life it will continue to satisfy Objectives (a) to (e).
Mechanical services, plant and equipment used for heating, cooling and/or ventilation of a building must be adequate.
A building’s heating, cooling and/or ventilation system installation and maintenance must support energy efficient outcomes and minimise any adverse impact on building occupants or occupants of adjoining places, the Network Utility Operator's infrastructure, property and the environment.
Tas GP1.1 Design, construction, installation and maintenance
A mechanical service, or plant and equipment for heating, cooling and/or ventilation must ensure the following:
Efficient use of energy and water.
Access for maintenance.
Tas GP1.2 Pressure equipment
Pressure equipment used in mechanical heating, cooling or ventilation systems must avoid the likelihood of explosion, rupture or leakage.
Tas GP1.3 Microbial control
Mechanical air-handling and cooling water systems installed in a building must control the accumulation of harmful microbial growth.
There are no Verification Methods in this Part.
Tas G1.1 Application
Tas G1.2 General requirements
Mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems for buildings and structures must comply with the requirements of the relevant Parts of:
NCC Volume One for Class 2 to 9 Buildings; or
NCC Volume Two for Class 1 and 10 Buildings.
Mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning equipment must be in accordance with:
AS 1324.1 for the application, performance and construction for air filters for use in general ventilation and air-conditioning,
AS 1345 for the identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts,
AS/NZS 1668.1 for the use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings for fire and smoke control in multi-compartment buildings,
AS 1668.2 for the use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings for mechanical ventilation,
AS/NZS 3500.1 for the design, installation, alteration, addition, repair and commissioning of cold water services,
AS/NZS 3500.4 for the design, installation, commissioning, alteration, addition and repair of heated water services,
AS 4254.1 for flexible ductwork for air-handling systems in buildings,
AS 4254.2 for the rigid ductwork for air-handling systems in buildings,
AS 4426 for the selection, installation and finish of thermal insulation of pipework, ductwork and equipment.
AS 4508 for the thermal resistance of insulation for ductwork used in building air-conditioning, and
AS 5601 for gas installations.
Copper piping for air-conditioning and refrigeration must meet the requirements of AS/NZS 1571.