Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code
|Publication Date:||30 November 2011|
This code applies to the storage, handling, transportation, and use of LP-Gas.
Application of the Code. This code shall apply to the operation of all LP-Gas systems, including the following:
(1) Containers, piping, and associated equipment, when delivering LP-Gas to a building for use as a fuel gas.
(2) Highway transportation of LP-Gas.
(3) The design, construction, installation, and operation of marine terminals whose primary purpose is the receipt of LP-Gas for delivery to transporters, distributors, or users, except for marine terminals associated with refineries, petrochemicals, gas plants, and marine terminals whose purpose is the delivery of LP-Gas to marine vessels.
(4) The design, construction, installation, and operation of pipeline terminals that receive LP-Gas from pipelines under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) whose primary purpose is the receipt of LP-Gas for delivery to transporters, distributors, or users. Coverage shall begin downstream of the last pipeline valve or tank manifold inlet.
Nonapplication of Code. This code shall not apply to the following:
(1) Frozen ground containers and underground storage in caverns, including associated piping and appurtenances used for the storage of LP-Gas
(2) Natural gas processing plants, refineries, and petrochemical plants
(3) LP-Gas (including refrigerated storage) at utility gas plants (see NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code)
(4) Chemical plants where specific approval of construction and installation plans, based on substantially similar requirements, is obtained from the authority having jurisdiction
(5) LP-Gas used with oxygen
(6) The portions of LP-Gas systems covered by NFPA 54 (ANSI Z223.1), National Fuel Gas Code, where NFPA 54 (ANSI Z223.1) is adopted, used, or enforced
(7) Transportation by air (including use in hot air balloons), rail, or water under the jurisdiction of the DOT
(8) Marine fire protection
(9) Refrigeration cycle equipment and LP-Gas used as a refrigerant in a closed cycle
(10) The manufacturing requirements for recreational vehicle LP-Gas systems that are addressed by NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles
(11) Propane vehicle fuel dispensers located at multiple fuel refueling stations shall comply with NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages