NFPA 326

Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair

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Organization: NFPA
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 19
scope:

This standard shall apply to the safeguarding of tanks or containers operating at nominal atmospheric pressure that contain or have contained flammable or combustible liquids or other hazardous substances and related vapors or residues.

This standard shall not apply to tank vehicles or tank cars; tanks, bunkers, or compartments on ships or barges or in a shipyard; gas plant equipment or gas distribution systems for natural or manufactured gas; or compressed or liquefied gas cylinders. 

This standard shall not apply to hot tapping. 

This standard shall not apply to the entry of a tank or container that contains an inert atmosphere. 

Purpose

The purpose of this standard shall be to provide minimum procedures for the following:

(1) The safe opening, entry, and cleaning of a tank or container that contains or has contained flammable, combustible, or other hazardous substance vapors, liquids, or solid residues

(2) The safe removal of flammable, combustible, or other hazardous substance vapors, liquids, or solid residues from tanks or containers and the safeguarding of these vessels for entry, cleaning, or repair

The purpose of this standard shall also be to provide minimum procedures that permit repair, hot work, or other operations that have the potential to create a fire, an explosion, or another hazard.

Document History

NFPA 326
January 1, 2015
Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair
This standard shall apply to the safeguarding of tanks or containers operating at nominal atmospheric pressure that contain or have contained flammable or combustible liquids or other hazardous...
January 1, 2010
Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair
This standard shall apply to the safeguarding of tanks or containers operating at nominal atmospheric pressure that contain or have contained flammable or combustible liquids or other hazardous...
January 1, 2005
Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair
This standard shall apply to the safeguarding of tanks or containers, operating at nominal atmospheric pressure, that contain or have contained flammable and combustible liquids or other hazardous...
January 1, 1999
Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1993
Standard Procedures for the Safe Entry of Underground Storage Tanks
A description is not available for this item.

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