The most comprehensive industrial gas document in the National Fire Codes, NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code provides the latest fundamental requirements essential for safe installation, storage, use, and handling of gases in portable and stationary containers, cylinders, equipment, and tanks in all occupancy types.
Among the major changes in the 2013 Edition are:
- A new chapter incorporating all the requirements from NFPA 51A: Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants
- Updated, easy-to-use separation distance tables for gaseous hydrogen
- Revisions that coordinate with the maximum allowable quantities per storage area (MAQ) and building controls and other requirements in NFPA 1: Fire Code, NFPA 400: Hazardous Materials Code, and NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code
The 2013 Edition of NFPA 55 is essential for users, producers, distributors, and anyone responsible for protection around the storage, use, or handling of compressed gases or cryogenic fluids!