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NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Code Handbook - 2014 Edition

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook - 2014 Ed.


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NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Code Handbook - 2014 Ed.

Apply rules right and avoid accidents, delays, and fines. Update to the 2014 LP-Gas Code Handbook for reliable answers to NFPA 58 questions

Don't let confusion or uncertainty about Code provisions compromise propane safety. Gain the knowledge to mitigate hazards and avoid costly -- and possibly deadly -- mistakes with the total on-the-job support only available in the 2014 LP-Gas Code Handbook.

This exclusive up-to-date industry resource has the extra information, advice, and visuals you need to back up your work on every project and prevent LP-Gas system failures, leaks, tampering, fires, and explosions.

Solidify your grasp of Code requirements to maximize safety and job performance. Only this essential NFPA 58 companion includes:

  • The complete text of the 2014 NFPA 58.
  • Authoritative commentary written by LP-Gas experts explains the intent behind provisions.
  • Practical insights and application advice help you implement requirements and pass inspections the first time.
  • Hundreds of full-color photos, illustrations, and graphics clarify concepts.
  • Vertical rules on the outside margins make it easy to identify changes -- just like in the Code.
  • FAQs highlight areas of concern based on input from the field.
  • Valuable supplements add to your knowledge of important topics such as preparing propane companies for natural disasters, cathodic protection for underground tanks, and home fires involving grills.

(Hardcover, 624 pages, 2014)


List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits


About the Contributors

About the Editor

Part One

NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2008 Edition, with Commentary

1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose. (Reserved)
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Units and Formulas. (Reserved)
1.7 Enforcement

2 Referenced Publications

2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

3 Definitions

3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions

4 General Requirements

4.1 Acceptance of Equipment and Systems
4.2 LP-Gas Odorization
4.3 Notification of Installations
4.4 Qualification of Personnel
4.5 Ammonia Contamination
4.6 Minimum Requirements

5 LP-Gas Equipment and Appliances

5.1 Scope
5.2 Containers
5.3 Reserved
5.4 Reserved
5.5 Reserved
5.6 Reserved
5.7 Container Appurtenances and Regulators
5.8 Regulators and Regulator Vents
5.9 Piping (Including Hose), Fittings, and Valves
5.10 Reserved
5.11 Internal Valves. (Reserved)
5.12 Valves Other Than Container Valves
5.13 Hydrostatic Relief Valves
5.14 Reserved
5.15 Reserved
5.16 Reserved
5.17 Equipment
5.18 Reserved
5.19 Reserved
5.20 Appliances
5.21 Vaporizers, Tank Heaters, Vaporizing Burners, and Gas–Air Mixers

6 Installation of LP-Gas Systems

6.1 Scope
6.2 Location of Containers
6.3 Container Separation Distances
6.4 Other Container Location Requirements
6.5 Location of Transfer Operations
6.6 Installation of Containers
6.7 Installation of Container Appurtenances
6.8 Regulators
6.9 Piping Systems
6.10 Remote Shutoff Actuation
6.11 Internal Valves
6.12 Emergency Shutoff Valves
6.13 Hydrostatic Relief Valve Installation
6.14 Testing Piping Systems
6.15 Installation in Areas of Heavy Snowfall
6.16 Corrosion Protection
6.17 Equipment Installation
6.18 Bulk Plant and Industrial LP-Gas Systems
6.19 LP-Gas Systems in Buildings or on Building Roofs or Exterior Balconies
6.20 Installation of Appliances
6.21 Vaporizer Installation
6.22 Ignition Source Control
6.23 LP-Gas Systems on Vehicles (Other Than Engine Fuel Systems)
6.24 Vehicle Fuel Dispenser and Dispensing Stations
6.25 Fire Protection
6.26 Alternate Provisions for Installation of ASME Containers

7 LP-Gas Liquid Transfer

7.1 Scope
7.2 Operational Safety
7.3 Venting LP-Gas to the Atmosphere
7.4 Quantity of LP-Gas in Containers

8 Storage of Cylinders Awaiting Use, Resale, or Exchange

8.1 Scope
8.2 General Provisions
8.3 Storage Within Buildings
8.4 Storage Outside of Buildings
8.5 Fire Protection

9 Vehicular Transportation of LP-Gas

9.1 Scope
9.2 Electrical Requirements
9.3 Transportation in Portable Containers
9.4 Transportation in Cargo Tank Vehicles
9.5 Trailers, Semitrailers, and Movable Fuel Storage Tenders, Including Farm Carts
9.6 Transportation of Stationary Containers to and from Point of Installation
9.7 Parking and Garaging Vehicles Used to Carry LP-Gas Cargo

10 Buildings or Structures Housing LP-Gas Distribution Facilities

10.1 Scope
10.2 Separate Structures or Buildings
10.3 Attached Structures or Rooms Within Structures

11 Engine Fuel Systems

11.1 Scope
11.2 Training
11.3 Containers
11.4 Container Appurtenances
11.5 Carburetion Equipment
11.6 Piping, Hose, and Fittings
11.7 Installation of Containers and Container Appurtenances
11.8 Installation in the Interior of Vehicles
11.9 Pipe and Hose Installation
11.10 Equipment Installation
11.11 Marking
11.12 Industrial (and Forklift) Trucks Powered by LP-Gas
11.13 General Provisions for Vehicles Having Engines Mounted on Them (Including Floor Maintenance Machines)
11.14 Engine Installation Other Than on Vehicle
11.15 Garaging of Vehicles

12 Refrigerated Containers

12.1 Construction and Design of Refrigerated Containers
12.2 Marking on Refrigerated LP-Gas Containers
12.3 Container Installation
12.4 Refrigerated LP-Gas Container Instruments and Controls
12.5 Refrigerated LP-Gas Container Impoundment
12.6 Inspection and Testing of Refrigerated LP-Gas Containers and Systems
12.7 Container Siting
12.8 Relief Devices

13 Marine Shipping and Receiving

13.1 Scope
13.2 Piers
13.3 Pipelines
13.4 Inspections Prior to Transfer

14 Operations and Maintenance

14.1 Scope
14.2 Operating Requirements
14.3 Maintenance
14.4 Small LP-Gas Systems (SLGSs)

15 Pipe and Tubing Sizing Tables

15.1 Tables for Sizing Pipe and Tubing


A Explanatory Material
B Properties of LP-Gases
C Design, Construction, and Requalification of DOT (ICC) Cylinders
D Design of ASME and API-ASME Containers
E Pressure Relief Devices
F Liquid Volume Tables, Computations, and Graphs
G Wall Thickness of Copper Tubing
H Procedure for Torch Fire and Hose Stream Testing of Thermal Insulating Systems for LP-Gas Containers
I Container Spacing
J Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 58
K Burial and Corrosion Protection for Underground and Mounded ASME Containers
L Informational References



1 Guidelines for Conducting a Fire Safety Analysis
2 LP-Gas Systems Subject to DOT Pipeline Regulations
3 Sizing of Independent Pressure Regulators for Large Propane Systems
4 Fire Testing of Composite Propane Cylinders
5 Preparing Propane Companies for Natural Disasters
6 Technical/Substantive Changes from the 2008 Edition to the 2011 Edition of NFPA 58

NFPA 58 Index

Commentary Index

Important Notices and Disclaimers



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