Gas Explosion at Campsite Car and Trailer Fire

DVK Monitors protect many, many caravans around the whole of Australia from the dangers of explosive gas.

Your DVK Monitors WA GA286SV Gas alarm is a highly sensitive instrument capable of detecting the presence of inflammable gases or vapours in concentrations below explosive limits.

Watch exactly how it works in this video:

The T.G.S 813 sensor used responds to:

  • LPG (propane/ butane)
  • Natural Gas (Methane)
  • Town gas including petrol fumes

The GA286SV has Two Sensor Capability and controls a gas shut off valve, which will stop gas flow when a leak is detected.

It also has an extra output for an external buzzer and/or alarm and this unit is supplied with a 12-volt gas solenoid (an Australian made GOYAN certified solenoid) and a 1 x 4m sensor lead that plugs into the main unit.

They have been conforming to the standard AS/NZS 2013 5601-2 Gas installations for LP gas installations in caravans:


3.1 Minimum free area
Simplified definition of standard: In a caravan there is a requirement for minimum amount of permanent ventilation for any gas appliances installed. If this requirement is not met, gas detector is required.

3.2 Special requirements for camper trailers and boats
On pop-up type recreational vehicles and boats, ventilation shall be effective whether the top is up or down.

For camper-trailers and boats of the fully collapsible type, ventilation need only be effective when the structure is erected.

3.3 Special requirements for RVs (motorised caravans)
In motorised caravans, regardless of the location of the vehicle exhaust, vents shall not be installed in the rear wall.

While on a road trip you want to do everything, you can to protect yourself and your family from disaster.

For this reason, you can greatly benefit from the installation of a DVK Gas Detector.

These units are not a requirement yet, but an essential safety component for you and your family.

They can prevent a gas disaster from happening if:

  • vents have been blocked
  • modifications to van vents have been made

The DVK Monitor will turn the gas on and off via the unit rather than the gas bottle.

Jim from Rockingham RV explains the benefits to caravan owners in this video:



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