NFPA 326: Standard for Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair

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Take proper precautions when working around dangerous substances by complying with the 2010 NFPA 326.

NFPA 326: Standard for Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair outlines the basic procedures to safeguard a tank or container that contains or has contained a flammable, combustible, or otherwise hazardous substance before entry, cleaning, repair, or other activities can be performed. This Standard incorporates relevant parts of NFPA 327: Standard Procedures for Cleaning or Safeguarding Small Tanks and Containers Without Entry.

The 2010 edition has been revised by updating of all referenced publications. (Softbound, 19 pp., 2010)

NFPA® 326 Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair 2010 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Units
1.7 Enforcement Requirements. (Reserved)
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publication
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Basic Precautions
4.1 General
4.2 Ignition Concerns
Chapter 5 Preparation for Safeguarding
5.1 Lockout/Tagout
5.2 Removal of Flammable, Combustible, or Other Hazardous Substances, Liquids, or Gases
5.3 Isolation
Chapter 6 Testing Procedures
6.1 General Procedures
6.2 Testing for Oxygen Content
6.3 Testing for Flammable Vapors
6.4 Testing for Toxic Vapors and Gases
Chapter 7 Control or Removal of Vapors
7.1 General
7.2 Removal of Flammable Vapors by Displacement with Air (Ventilation)
7.3 Removal of Flammable Vapors by Displacement with Inert Gas
7.4 Removal of Flammable Vapors by Displacement with Water, Fuel Oil, or Chemicals
7.5 Removal of Flammable Vapors by Displacement with Steam
Chapter 8 Inspection and Certification of Tanks and Containers
8.1 General
8.2 Designations
Chapter 9 Procedures for Access to and Entry of Tanks
9.1 General
9.2 Access to Tanks
9.3 Tank Entry
9.4 Closing the Tank Access Opening
Chapter 10 Cleaning Tanks and Containers
10.1 General
10.2 Purpose and Extent of Cleaning
10.3 Removal of Residual Liquids and Solids
10.4 Cleaning Inspection
10.5 Cleaning Methods
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index