Advice on Gas Fed Equipment Horse Box Trailer

by Ross
(East midlands)

Hi all, I'm in the process of setting up a small converted horse box trailer to mainly sell coffee and possibly food.It seems that gas fed equipment is the best way to go, but how would various pieces of equipment be connected to the gas supply? Is there usually a separate gas bottle for each piece of equipment, or can the equipment be fed of the same bottles using a splitter of some sort and do the gas bottles need to be stored in a certain kind of container to meet health & safety regs? Any advice is much appreciated, this is all pretty new to me.Thanks

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LPG Gas Advice
by: David-

Hello,

Mobile catering vehicles come under the Gas Safety Installation & Use Regulations, converted horse boxes whether trailer or motorised van are considered to be catering trailers under the gas regs falling under the category of commercial LPG catering installation.

The pipework, ventilation, emergency controls, signage, gas storage, bottle size etc are detailed in a document named UKLPG Code of Practice 24 part 3. The work to fit the gas installation must be carried out by a gas safe registered operative who holds qualifications for mobile catering and each of the appliances you wish to fit.

Gas safe and NCASS both have databases of qualified installers.

Regarding ‘splitters’ for gas supply, please note that all gas pipe in the catering area must be copper or steel, final flexible appliance connectors can be bs669/2 hose or stainless steel over braided bs3212/2 hose, that is routed away from heat sources and changed every 5 years.

Hope this helps.

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