Natural Gas and SAGA

Natural gas is a world-wide low emitting, affordable carbon fuel source. Within the Southern African context, natural gas is used in both domestic and industrial environments. Established in 2009, the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) was introduced in South Africa to the natural gas market with the expectation that this regulation will ensure safety of use and good practise. PER regulates natural gas and this regulation requires all equipment to be verified by a designated institution. […]

Hot tapping

Hot Tapping is a means by which access is made to the inside of an operational pipeline, using either a drill or a circular cutter, it is the process of drilling a hole in an on-stream operational piping system without spilling its contents or interrupting its flow. A hot tap is performed when it is not feasible or impractical to take piping or equipment out of service. Hot Tap Applications include: Attachment of a branch […]


The department of labour has mandated SAGA as the verifying Authority for Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas industrial equipment, all industrial equipment are expected to conform to the SANS 329 and 347 specifications which are used by SAGA to ensure all equipment supplied manufactured in  South Africa or Imported to South Africa is suitable for Gas usage. The Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) were put in place to ensure that all LPG intended equipment meets […]