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ANNEX 10.1B - CONDITIONS FOR INDOOR STORAGE/USE OF LPG IN EATING OUTLETS

! Note to QPs on Clause Annex 10.1B

Application to the SCDF for approval of fire safety plans for indoor storage/use of LPG in eating outlets meeting the conditions specified in Annex 10B is not required, unless the LPG system is linked to the kitchen automatic fire uppression system.

1. The LPG supplier/dealer and the user shall be responsible to ensure that the LPG installation is carried out by a competent person. 

2. To facilitate the storage/use of 15kg LPG cylinders within building, the conditions stipulated in Annex 10B and the Reg. 53 of the “Fire
Safety (Petroleum And Flammable Materials) Regulations 2005” shall be observed strictly by all parties including the gas supplier, dealer, user and the building management (or FSM). 

3. The eating outlet or food stall operator together with the gas supplier/dealer are responsible to ensure that the automatically shut off system is well maintained and that the gas leak detection system is checked and calibrated periodically basing on the manufacturing recommendation by a competent person.

4. The building’s Fire Certificate inspection programme shall include the “automatic detection and shut off system”.

B1.0 DEFINITION

a. Eating outlet

“Eating outlet” refers to shop unit/units operated as food outlet, food court, eating place, restaurant, hawker centre or coffee shop.

b. Food stall

“Food stall” refers to stall operated by independent operator within an eating outlet.

B2.0 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All eating outlets shall not use or store LPG cylinders within building unless all of the following conditions are fulfilled:

a. The eating outlet is located on or above ground level.

b. The eating outlet is naturally ventilated.

B3.0 ALLOWABLE QUANTITY

a. The maximum allowable quantity of LPG shall be limited to 2 x 15kg cylinders (including standby cylinder) per food stall.

b. The total capacity for each eating outlet shall not be more than 200kg.

B4.0 FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

B4.1 Compartmentation

a. The eating outlet shall be separated by fire-resistant walls (1-hr fire resisting rating for sprinkler-protected building and 2-hr for non-sprinkler-protected building) from other areas.

b. Stalls within food court or coffee shop shall be separated from each other with 1-hr fire-resisting side-walls.

B4.2 Connection of LPG cylinders

Each cylinder shall be connected to cooking hob/stove with flexible hose. The LPG cylinders shall not be connected together with manifold system.

B4.3 LPG cabinet

a. LPG cylinders shall be housed in a 2.5mm thick steel cabinet. There shall be not more than 2 x 15kg cylinders in each cabinet.

b. The cabinet shall be placed directly on a firm floor.

c. The cabinet shall be adequately ventilated with openings at the bottom of the cabinet.

d. The cabinet shall always be kept free of any combustible materials.

B4.4 Gas leak detection system

a. Gas-leak detection system (approved by recognised certifying bodies, e.g. PSB, UL or FM) shall be provided (be supplied directly from the building electrical power supply). The system shall be linked to shut off the LPG supply automatically and activate local alert alarm. The gas-leak detector shall be located at low level and near to the possible leak areas such as the connecting hoses, LPG cylinder cabinets, etc..

b. If kitchen automatic fire suppression system is provided, it shall also be linked to shut off the LPG supply automatically.