Information for planners and designers

The installation of a gas system in a residential building or industrial infrastructures and agricultural buildings must be done by certified installation technicians and in accordance with law and all rules and regulations as well as safety considerations.  Pazgas's teams of engineers and experts are specialists in planning, design and installation of gas units and infrastructure – regardless of the scale of the project!  From private homes and including huge industrial installations.
 
As Israel's leading gas company it is important to us that planners and designers have the vital, initial information needed to ensure the efficient progress of gas infrastructure projects.  Reading the enclosed information as well as consulting with the company's agents, along with advance planning, will allow both you and us to maintain the high level of safety and service that is our goal. 
 
Following is an overview of existing planning procedures and required applications.
(The purpose of the overview is to provide a general installation picture and should not be seen as a replacement for professional consultation.)
 
Planning procedures and permissions
General guidelines for the underground installation/placement of LPG storage unit and the presentation of a design in order to receive planning permission:
1.  General
When permission is received for the construction of a new building, the applicant must provide the local Planning Committee an application along with the following: a map of the area at present, a map of the work site, a blueprint of the building area and the building plan.
The plans required include systems know as sanitation systems: water, sewage, rain runoff, gas systems, solar systems, hot water etc.
 The Building and Planning Law of 1965, the chapter dealing with regulations regarding license applications, conditions and fees, states:
 
Regulation 5 – Work Site Map:
(b)  The work site map will include the following details whether they exist on the property or are proposed:
(11) Areas for the storage of gas cylinders/gas storage tanks.
(12) The gas network for central gas supply.
 
Regulation 9 – Preparing and presenting the attachments to license applications:
(C) Those parts of the building which will include or possibly include plumbing, waste disposal, sewage, telephone, central heating, gas, and any other related systems, will be shown in the accepted colors.
* Gas piping will be shown in yellow.
 
Regulation 16 – Application approval and conditions
(a) The local committee is authorized to issue, to refuse, to alter, to add conditions to or cancel a license according to Section 216 of the law as well as add conditions including the following:
(8) Ventilation, lighting, sewage and drainage systems, elevator installation, water, gas, electricity supplies, telephones, waste storage and disposal facilities and fire safety facilities.
 
Regulation 17 – Obligation to fulfill requirements in the second appendix:
(a)  A license will only be granted in accordance with the instructions and regulations appearing in Appendix 2.  All licenses will be granted on the condition that work will be carried out in accord with the aforementioned instructions and regulations.
Appendix 2, Part A Sanitation fixtures:
1.01 This section, Sanitation fixtures, includes gas systems including their connections, the appliances, all within the boundaries of the property.
 
Obligation to check and test
1.22  The materials and products used in sanitation fixtures and the manner in which they installed will be examined and tested by a certified laboratory in accord with regulations governing sanitary fixtures and the demands of the person responsible for supervising the installation of sanitary fixtures, if such demands have been made and in so far as they do not negate or relieve the regulations governing sanitary fixtures and in accord to Israeli Standard 1205/7 excluding 1205.5 (Bomb shelters).
Part g – special instructions regarding high buildings, multi-storied buildings and other buildings.
Section 12:  Central supply of petroleum gases.
7.83.00 – Centralized gas supply | Centralized gas supply to a building including all fixtures and appliances will be executed in accordance with the regulations.
 
2.  Presenting Blueprints
In order to facilitate the granting a license/authorization, Pazgas will prepare for each site (with central storage facilities) a blueprint for presentation to the planning committee.
Following opinions received from authorities such as: the Ministry of Labor, Fire Service and, when required, from the Gas Authority, the plan will be sent to the local authority for the issuing of a license/authorization.
(Pazgas will be responsible for obtaining the opinion of the Ministry of Labor only.)
 
According to the Planning and Building law, all plans submitted for approval must include:
Complete client details as laid out in Form 1 of the first appendix to the Planning and Building law, a copy of which can be obtained from the office of all local planning committees.  This will include:
 
1) The name of the property's owner, the address, section number, plot number etc.
2) A plan of the site at present, on a scale of 1:250, prepared by a qualified surveyor not more than one year prior to application (Current plan) which details the location and size of the plot, distances in relation to adjacent plots: in other words, the distance of LPT storage tanks from buildings, roads, paths and pavements, shops etc. located close to the boundaries of the said plot. 
3) Chart of the surrounding environment on a scale of 1:2500
4)  A plan showing the coordination with other system in which all other sanitation systems in the building can be seen.
5)  Standard plans which details the burying of the LPT storage tanks and which is approved by the Ministry of Labor and Welfare.
 
The developer/contractor/architect/planner/agent must supply Pazgas with:
1) Complete client details.
2) A plan of the site at present, on a scale of 1:250
3) Chart of the surrounding environment on a scale of 1:2500
4) A plan showing the coordination with other system in which all other sanitation systems in the building can be seen.
 
Upon reception of these materials by Pagas's marketing division including all the requirements, the plan to be submitted for approval will be prepared.
 
3)  Installation of storage tanks
Today, the Fire Service and Home Front Command and standards do not approve above ground storage tanks in the vicinity of a residential area.  As a result, storage tanks but be placed underground.
LPT storage tanks will be buried only by a qualified technician of the company.
(See burial methods for standard storage tanks in the ground and in concrete containing pools.)
The depth of sand covering the tank will be 60 cm. (According to Home Front Command standards).
Safety distances between LPT storage tanks are set by the Israeli Standard 158 Part 1 (2000) (See table) and in accordance with company protocols.