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NFPA 55

Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 156
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Applicability.

This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary cylinders, containers, equipment, and tanks in all occupancies.

Specific Applications.

This code shall not apply to the following:

(1)* Off-site transportation of materials covered by this code

(2) Storage, use, and handling of radioactive gases in accordance with NFPA 801

(3)* Use and handling of medical compressed gases at health care facilities in accordance with NFPA 99, except as specified in Chapter 17

(4) Systems consisting of cylinders of oxygen and cylinders of fuel gas used for welding and cutting in accordance with NFPA 51

(5)* Flammable gases used as a vehicle fuel when stored on a vehicle

(6)* Storage, use, and handling of liquefied and nonliquefied compressed gases in laboratory work areas in accordance with NFPA 45

(7) Storage, use, and handling of liquefied petroleum gases in accordance with NFPA 58

(8) Storage, use, and handling of compressed gases within closed-cycle refrigeration systems complying with the mechanical code

(9) Liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage at utility plants under NFPA 59A

(10) Compressed natural gas (CNG) and LNG utilized as a vehicle fuel in accordance with NFPA 52

(11)* Compressed hydrogen gas (GH2), or liquefied hydrogen gas (LH2) generated, installed, stored, piped, used, or handled in accordance with NFPA 2 when there are no specific or applicable requirements in NFPA 55

(12) Nonflammable mixtures of ethylene oxide with other chemicals

(13) Ethylene oxide in chambers 10 scf (0.283 Nm3) or less in volume or for containers holding 7.05 oz (200 g) of ethylene oxide or less

NOTICE: An asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates that explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A.

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Applicability. This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary cylinders, containers, equipment, and tanks in...
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September 3, 2010
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Applicability. This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary containers, cylinders, equipment, and tanks...
May 24, 2010
Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
Applicability. This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary containers, cylinders, equipment, and tanks...
April 28, 2010
Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
Applicability. This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary containers, cylinders, equipment, and tanks...
March 11, 2010
Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
Applicability. This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary containers, cylinders, equipment, and tanks...
January 11, 2010
Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
Applicability. This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary containers, cylinders, equipment, and tanks...
January 1, 2010
Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code
Applicability. This code shall apply to the installation, storage, use, and handling of compressed gases and cryogenic fluids in portable and stationary containers, cylinders, equipment, and tanks...
December 4, 2009
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