Sleeved Copper Pipe


Gas is the most dangerous substance likely to be on board your boat. But how highly do you rate the safety of your gas system?

You’d be surprised at how many people use clear plastic pipes, irrigation pipe, plumbing pipes - even garden hose, to run LPG to appliances. None of these meet industry standards and in time corrosion and chafing are likely to cause a gas leak.

Old and outdated gas installations are also common because boat owners would rather spend their budget on servicing the engine or painting the hull, than replacing their gas system.

At Marine Safe Gas we know that up to date systems and regular maintenance and servicing of gas appliances and lines are of the utmost importance to ensure everyone’s safety out on the water.

Gas is something that you should prioritise, not put on the back burner, or think that you can do a DIY job with.

Get in touch with our gasfitter from Marine Safe Gas instead!

We are able to install, test and certify all gas installations on your boat. If you are building a new boat we can give you advice on the best gas solutions.

Why we use sleeved copper pipes

Some appliances such as water heaters and cookers can use hefty amounts of gas so it’s vital the pipe connecting the LPG has sufficient capacity and is strong enough for the tough marine environment.

A plastic-coated annealed copper tube or sleeved copper pipe is the safest type of pipe material to use on boats because the coating protects the copper from corrosion and chafing.

At Marine Safe Gas we use sleeved copper pipes in all our gas installations because it:

  • complies with current marine gas safety regulations,
  • is tough and durable for the marine environment

  • ensures a professional looking installation and

  • creates savings on labour costs for our customers because there is no need for on-site tape wrapping or sleeving.

For a professional and compliant gas installation by an experienced Auckland team, give Marine Safe Gas a call on 027 601 6224 today!