The National Fuel Gas Code covers the installation and operation of gas piping, equipment installations, and venting. Adopted in more than 30 states, NFPA 54 is the most widely accepted document in the fuel gas industry, says the association.
NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, is the only propane code in the United States and applies to most LP gas systems. NFPA 58 addresses issues that were previously regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but they were assigned to the document after Congress instructed the EPA to work with the NFPA 58 Technical Committee, rather than promulgate its own requirements.
Both codes are part of the Comprehensive Consensus CodesÂ® set (C3), which is a set of construction-related codes developed through processes accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
NFPA provides free online review of nearly two dozen consensus documents. Among these are NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Codeâ„¢, NFPA 5000Â®, Building Construction and Safety CodeÂ®, and NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code.
For more information, visit www.nfpa.org.
Publication date: 07/05/2004