S.I. No. 178/1963 - Oil Heaters (Amendment) Regulations, 1963.

S.I. No. 178 of 1963.


I, JOHN LYNCH, Minister for Industry and Commerce, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 2 of the Oil Burners (Standards) Act, 1960 (No. 24 of 1960), hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Oil Heaters (Amendment) Regulations, 1963.

2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 16th day of September, 1963.

3. Regulation 4 of the Oil Heaters Regulations, 1963 (No. 9 of 1963), is hereby amended by the deletion in subparagraph (a) of paragraph (1) of "or tractor vaporising oil".

4. The following regulation is hereby substituted for Regulation 9 of the said Oil Heaters Regulations, 1963, namely:

"9. An oil heater which is designed to stand on a floor shall be such that if the heater, when alight, is overturned so that it falls forward, backwards or sideways so as to rest on the floor, any fuel escaping from the heater either will not be ignited, or, in the first fifteen seconds after the heater is overturned, will not exceed—

(a) in the case of a wick type heater having a circular wick, a quantity in millilitres equal to fifty-five times the mean diameter of the inner and outer wick tubes in inches, and

(b) in any other case, a quantity of fifty-five millilitres".

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 9th day of September, 1963.

(Signed) JOHN LYNCH,

Minister for Industry and Commerce.


The purpose of these Regulations is to amend the Oil Heaters Regulations, 1963.