LPG Equipment In My Marquee

by Helen
(Cornwall)

Hello and thank you for setting up this site. I have recently had made 2 beautiful canopies for a mobile cafe and have 3 LPG appliances.

I am aware of the new rules from reading the NCASS notes for the safe way to install the equipment. My present Gas engineer tells me he is only qualified for Mobile Catering vans and not marquees so I would like some links to the systems that can be bought for a quick release set up and the snap-fast kits.

I understand they aren't cheap but can't seem to find a kit anywhere that I understand and am struggling to find an engineer in Cornwall that is qualified to put it in place for me.
Can you help?

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May 04, 2016
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Gas Equipment for my marquee business
by: Anonymous

Hi

I was wondering if there has been any progress made with this query as I am about to embark on my first 4 day event at the end of May Bank Holiday 2016 and I have suddenly been advised that because I have 4 gas appliances that this may cause a problem !

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am now worried !!

Thanks

Jul 22, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Hi Helen,

I would love to know how you got on with this?

We are in a similar position - we plan to trade from a marquee and need several pieces for LPG equipment. Gas engineers we have contacted say they wouldn't do anything like this as it is being dismantled.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks


May 16, 2014
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LPG Equipment For Marquee
by: Brian

Hello Helen,

Ncass notes are an industry code of practice, there have been no formal adoption of the standard currently that I am aware of (I took part in their consultation), so compliance with it's recommendations is on a best practice basis.

Gas engineers qualification lp1cmc is the only one available of relevance, this is commercial mobile catering there are no others, the path to gain this qualification covers pipework and all appliances likely to be used inside a marquee. However very few engineers have event safety and compliance experience, hence the reluctance no doubt.

Where things get complicated is that marquees falling under the scope of UKLPG code of practice 24 part 4 are not considered 'gas installations' within the definitions of the gas safety installation and use regulations, as they are not fixed, any annual inspection is void as soon as the set up is disassembled.

The work is highly specialised, but not complicated, try speaking to GAC catering, they are in Paignton Devon, failing that try www.wimrutjes.co.uk

Essentially what you need to replicate is a easily buildable commercial catering kitchen installation with suitable safety controls.

Come back to me if you do have any success.

Brian


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