NFPA 329: Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases

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2010 NFPA 329
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Make sure personnel are prepared to respond to emergencies safely and effectively with the 2010 NFPA 329.

NFPA 329: Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases outlines the appropriate methods for responding to fire, explosion, and human health hazards resulting from the release of a flammable, combustible, or otherwise hazardous liquid, gas, or vapor that may migrate to a subsurface structure. It incorporates provisions from NFPA 328: Recommended Practice for the Control of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases in Manholes, Sewers, and Similar Underground Structures.

Revisions to the 2010 edition include:

  • Updating of all referenced publications
  • Clarification for a grounding connection for air eductor used to remove vapors from enclosed spaces
  • New explanatory information in Chapter 9 regarding control of ignition sources

(Softbound, 27 pp., 2010)

NFPA® 329 Recommended Practice for Handling Releases of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases 2010 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application. (Reserved)
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Units and Formulas. (Reserved)
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications. (Reserved)
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Recommendations Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases
4.1 General
4.2 Fires and Explosions
4.3 Sources of Ignition
Chapter 5 Initial Response
5.1 Indicators of a Release
5.2 Initial Response to Physical Discovery
5.3 Eliminating Sources of Ignition
5.4 Entering the Area
5.5 Initial Response to Indications of a Potential Release
Chapter 6 Searching for the Source
6.1 General
6.2 Search Procedure
6.3 Procedures to Verify the Source
Chapter 7 Detecting Releases from Tanks and Piping
7.1 General
7.2 Action Preliminary to Release Detection or Tightness Testing
7.3 Release Detection
7.4 Testing of Underground Tanks
7.5 Testing of Underground Piping
7.6 Testing of Aboveground Storage Tanks
Chapter 8 Tracing Liquids Underground
8.1 General
8.2 Procedure for Determining Underground Flow
8.3 Dye Tracing
8.4 Chromatographic and Spectrographic Analyses
8.5 Other Chemical Analyses
8.6 Other Sources
Chapter 9 Removal and Disposal of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
9.1 General.
9.2 Basements
9.3 Subways, Tunnels, and Mines
9.4 Normally Uninhabited Structures - Utility Conduits
9.5 Normally Uninhabited Structures - Sewers
9.6 Underground Release
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Examples of Sources of Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Vapors
Annex C Basic Principles and Concepts of Underground Flow
Annex D Sources of Damage to Storage Containers and Lines
Annex E Inventory Control Procedures
Annex F Informational References