The 2017 Edition of NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code brings to the table the biggest changes to date in this necessary and must-have series. The changes reflect the ever-shifting face of LP-Gas technology and the latest safety protocols to keep you and your team as safe as possible. This code is enforced in most states and is referenced by Department of Transportation (DOT). The NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code includes minimum safety requirements for liquefied petroleum gas installations. These range residential installed small cylinders to bulk storage facilities that contain large bulk which can exceed up to 100,000 gallons. The minimum safety requirements also cover how to safe handle LP-Gas transfers which include maximum filling quantity off containers, qualifications for operators, and how to inspect pre-transfers containers to make sure they are secure for continued use. This edition also covers the safety requirements needed for container construction, separation of containers from stores, homes, schools, and piping designs. Some of the other things t he NFPA 59 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code covers are:
- A chapter dedicated to the new technology that is available for over-the-road vehicles which use LP-Gas.
- Transportation, construction, new definitions, and the location requirements for portapacs and skid tanks.
- Data on vehicle barrier protection.
- A brand new section on hot air balloons which covers how to do liquid transfers into those containers and what the current state of federal law is regarding their construction and use.
- Fire extinguishers requirements.
- Appurtenance Requirements.
- Information on universal tanks and how they are allowed to be filled in the horizontal or vertical orientation, just as long as the positioning slot is in the correct orientation.
- New requirements for the placing of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) tanks.
- Updated requirements for snow load containers or piping protection. This is based on the calculations from snowfall maps from the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) 7.