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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.