A GASTANK DOES NOT USE UP A LOT OF SPACE

The situation is different for underground and aboveground vessel and by region. The safety distances are measured from the sides of an above-ground vessel. For an underground vessel the distances are measured from the filling point. The distances can be reduced when screens are placed. View more detailed information for your situation: 

Flemish Legislation

In Flanders, the same regulations apply for underground and above-groundvessels. Most Flemish families who use propane for heating have vessels with a capacity of less than 3.000 liters. To place these vessels (class 3) you must notify the muncipality. For propanevessels with a greater capacity than 3.000 liters (Class 2) you will need a permit.  

 

 

Underground gas vessel - Flemish Region - Class 2  
Above-ground gas vessel - Flemish Region - Class 2  

Walloon Legislation

In Wallonia, there is a different legislation for propane vessels than in Flanders. Wallonia makes a distinction between underground and above-ground gas vessels. You must notify the muncipality for the placement of above-ground gas vessels with a capacity up to 3.000 liters (class 3). Vessels with a greater capacity (class 3) require a permit. You must notify the muncipality for the placement of underground vessels up to 5.000 liters (class 2). For larger underground vessels (class 2), you will need to aquire a permit. 

 

 

Underground gas vessel  - Walloon Region - Class 2  
Above-ground gas vessel - Walloon Region - Class 2  

Brussels Legislation

In the Brussels region the same rules apply for an above-ground or an underground gas vessels. For vessels with a capacity of under 3.000 liters (class 2) you must apply for a permit. For gas vessels greater than 3.000 liters (class 1b) you must apply for a permit, and respect other safety distances around the gas vessel. 

 

 

Underground gas vessel - Brussels Region - Class 2  
Above-ground gas vessel - Brussels Region - Class 2  

 The data above is ONLY applicable for vessels with a capacity of 3.000 liters (3m3) or less, data for lager vessels can be obtained from Seminck Gas. 

 

VESSEL INSPECTION

The use of propane is in many ways similar to natural gas. The only difference is that propane is stored in a vessel. To ensure the safety of your gas vessel it must be inspected. 

Our gas tanks

If you rent your gas vessel from us, you will pay an annual rental fee. In return, Seminck Gas takes care of the maintenance and mandatory inspections of the gas vessel. 

Inspection of the installation

The propane vessel is inspected by a qualified agency. (OCB) 

  • Above-ground vessels should be inspected every five years.
  • Underground vessels should be inspected annually. 
  • Every 10 years, the safety valves of the vessels must be replaced. 

After inspection, you will receive a certificate. If there are any problems with the safety valve, the magnetic level gauge, the fill valve or the ground wire, we ensure you that it will be replaced if necessary.