Record of dispensers and vapourisers
Dispensers and vapourisers for use with hazardous substances must be on the statutory records available on our website.
What is a dispenser?
Dispensers are used for distributing flammable liquids.
Dispensers may include pumps, and are often used at service stations for dispensing petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Dispensers for distributing class 2.1.1 and class 3.1A, 3.1B and 3.1C substances for retail sale require an approval from WorkSafe.
What is a vapouriser?
Vapourisers are devices that convert liquids to gases. They act like boilers, but instead of boiling water they boil hazardous substances.
Vapourisers are directly or indirectly fired. When directly fired, an open flame is directly applied to the heat exchange surface, which then vaporises the substances. Indirectly fired means the heat is provided by an outside source such as steam electricity or hot water.