ANSI LC 1-2016 • CSA 6.26-2016
Fuel gas piping systems using corrugated stainless steel tubing
This Standard applies to fuel gas piping systems using corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), intended
for installation in residential, commercial or industrial buildings, and including the following
components as a minimum:
a) Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST);
b) Fittings for connection to the CSST; and
c) Striker plates (see Clause 3, Definitions) to protect the installed CSST from puncture threats.
Other components of piping systems covered by this Standard include gas manifolds, gas pressure
regulators, manual gas valves, quick-disconnect devices and gas convenience outlets (see Clauses 4.3,
Gas pressure regulators, 4.4, Manually operated gas valves and 4.5, Quick-disconnect devices and gas
convenience outlets). If such additional components are required to complete the piping system
installation, they are either provided as part of the piping system or specified in the manufacturer’s
installation instructions (see Clause 4.7-m).
This Standard also applies to corrugated stainless steel piping systems in which portions of the piping
are exposed to the outdoors as required to make connections to outdoor gas meters or to outdoor gas
appliances, which are attached to, mounted on or located in close proximity to the building structure.
This Standard does not apply to CSST, whether coated or uncoated, intended for direct burial
underground. Tubing is installed underground only when encased inside either an approved conduit or
as part of an approved engineered system and in accordance with local codes and the manufacturer's
This Standard includes criteria to establish the suitability of concealed mechanical tube fittings for use
with concealed gas piping (see Clause 3, Definitions).
This Standard also applies to corrugated stainless steel piping systems that are used in conjunction with
other approved fuel gas piping materials.
This Standard applies to piping systems rated at either 5 psi (34.5 kPa) and intended for exposure to
maximum actual operating pressures (see Clause 3, Definitions) not exceeding 6.5 psi (44.8 kPa), or
rated at 25 psi (172.5 kPa) and intended for exposure to maximum actual operating pressures not exceeding 30 psi (207 kPa). The manufacturer has the option to certify its system to either pressure
This Standard applies to piping systems not exceeding a size of 2 inches (50.8 mm), based on the
nominal inside diameter of the tubing.
This Standard does not apply to gas connectors for appliances. These connectors are covered by the
Standardfor Metal Connectors for Gas Appliances, and the Standard for Connectors for Movable Gas
Appliances, ANSI Z21.24 • CSA 6.10 and Z21.69 • CSA 6.16.
This Standard does not apply to piping systems intended for use with propane in the liquid state.
All references to psi throughout this Standard are to be considered gauge pressure unless otherwise
If a value for measurement as given in this Standard is followed by an equivalent value in other units,
the first stated value is to be regarded as the specification.
Clause 7 contains provisions that are unique to Canada.
Clause 2 contains a list of standards specifically referenced in this Standard.
In this Standard, “shall” Is used to express a requirement, i.e. a provision that the use shall satisfy in
order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is
advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the
limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a
note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their