PER Guidance Notes

The new version of the Guidance Notes to the PER Revision 2 was published on 17 November 2017, which introduces significant changes: Definitions and Guidance Notes (GN) to the effect… certificate GN “(a) For Regulation 17 a Certificate of Conformance (CoC) is issued by a Gas Practitioner that certifies that the gas installation and pressure equipment conforms to the PER. Where the gas practitioner is also the manufacturer only one certificate is required.” GN “(b) certificate […]

Energy of Tomorrow

Easy to transport, half as pollutant as coal and a suitable companion to renewable energy, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is fast becoming a popular energy source in South Africa. Government documentation shows that preferred bidders will soon be announced for multi-billion-dollar gas-to-power projects by the end of March 2017. This is part of government efforts to diversify energy production away from more environmentally damaging coal plants. Pricing, government and development Further a drop in global […]

SAGA and Piped Gas

Natural gas is a worldwide 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 practice. PER regulates natural gas and this regulation requires all equipment to be verified by a designated institution. […]