ASTM, NFPA, and EPA provide best practices and standards to protect against unsafe systems and operations. However, regulations on the state and local level must also be observed. Our trained technicians are experts in evaluating and implementing guidelines to ensure the system is up to code during service and installation.
NFPA 58 liquid petroleum gas code sets the industry benchmark for safe LPG storage, handling, transportation, and use. NFPA 58 covers outside installation and the piping system. This code is designed to mitigate risks and prevent failures, leaks, and tampering that could lead to undesired outcomes. NFPA 54 provides minimum safety requirements for the design and installation of fuel gas piping inside systems. Depending on the state, they may follow NFPA 54 or the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).
ASTM D1835 – 20 sets the specification for liquefied petroleum gases conformity to the specified requirements for vapor pressure, volatile residue, residue matter, relative density, and corrosion.
7 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR PROPANE SYSTEM:
- Propane can be contaminated. One of the leading causes of LPG contamination comes from outside factors and will persist with improper system maintenance.
- Annual leak checks are essential to making sure your system is performing safely and at an optimal level.
- Propane systems are incredibly safe. However, just like your car needs maintenance, your system needs a recurrent inspection to sustain a safe and dependable operation.
- Depending on how your system is designed, it could be prone to error. Working with a propane expert can help you identify any potential issues and mitigate risk.
- Placing a tank monitor on your propane storage tank can offer reliable tracking and notifications that can drive productivity and alert you to any weak areas.
- NFPA and ASTM have standards and best practices for keeping your operation and people safe.
- Propane offers low-emission production and a green, low-carbon footprint. Because it provides power that is not harmful to the ground around it, propane does not have the same containment issues and regulations accompanying diesel.