NFPA 30A: Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

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Fire safety at motor fuel dispensing operations and motor vehicle repair facilities depends on the critical guidelines in NFPA 30A.

Dispensing flammable motor fuels can present serious hazards that can be avoided by adhering to specialized guidelines. The 2015 edition of NFPA 30A: Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages provides the latest rules for fuel storage and piping, fuel dispensing systems, and operating procedures for retail fuel dispensing, marine fuel dispensing, and fleet vehicle fuel dispensing. NFPA 30A also covers gaseous motor vehicle fuels when dispensed at the same locations as liquid fuels.

Now with a refined scope and added references to ANSI/UL standards:

  • NFPA 30A's scope has been clarified and revised to state that the Code applies to repair garages regardless of the type of fuel present, and that the Code does not apply to aircraft fueling.
  • Chapter 6: Fuel Dispensing Systems includes added references to ANSI/UL 842: Standard for Valves for Flammable Fluids and ANSI/UL 2586: Standard for Hose Nozzle Valves.
  • Amended Chapter 12 Additional Requirements for CNG, LNG, Hydrogen, and LPG resolves inconsistencies between NFPA 30A and other NFPA® codes addressing alternative fuels.

Clearer requirements mean better fire safety in service stations. Update to the 2015 NFPA 30A today.

Today's NFPA 30A is an essential resource for architects and engineers involved with design and construction of motor fuel dispensing facilities, AHJs and other professionals with oversight/review authority, and facility owners and operators. (Softbound, Approx. 42 pp., 2015).

NFPA<sup>®</sup> 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages 2015 Edition

NFPA® 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages 2015 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
1.6 Enforcement
1.7 Classification of Liquids
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
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
3.4 Definition and Classification of Liquids
Chapter 4 Storage of Liquids
4.1 Scope
4.2 General Requirements
4.3 Storage of Liquids
Chapter 5 Piping for Liquids
5.1 Scope
5.2 General Requirements for All Piping Systems
5.3 Installation of Piping Systems
5.4 Testing
5.5 Detector Maintenance
5.6 Vent Piping
5.7 Vapor Recovery Piping
Chapter 6 Fuel Dispensing Systems
6.1 Scope
6.2 General Requirements
6.3 Requirements for Dispensing Devices
6.4 Requirements for Remote/Submersible Pumps
6.5 Requirements for Dispensing Hose
6.6 Requirements for Fuel Delivery Nozzles
6.7 Emergency Electrical Disconnects
6.8 Vapor Recovery Systems
Chapter 7 Building Construction Requirements
7.1 Scope
7.2 General Requirements. (Reserved)
7.3 Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities
7.4 Repair Garages
7.5 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
7.6 Heat-Producing Appliances
7.7 Dynamic Automotive Emissions Testing Equipment
Chapter 8 Electrical Installations
8.1 Scope
8.2 General Requirements
8.3 Installation in Classified Locations
8.4 Emergency Electrical Disconnects
8.5 Specific Requirements for Marine Fuel Facilities
Chapter 9 Operational Requirements
9.1 Scope
9.2 Basic Requirements
9.3 Operating Requirements for Full-Service Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities
9.4 Operating Requirements for Attended Self-Service Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities
9.5 Operating Requirements for Unattended Self-Service Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities
9.6 Refueling from Tank Vehicles
9.7 Repair Areas
Chapter 10 Vapor Processing and Vapor Recovery Systems for Liquid Motor Fuels
10.1 Vapor Processing Systems
10.2 Vapor Recovery Systems
Chapter 11 Marine Fueling
11.1 Scope
11.2 Storage
11.3 Piping Systems
11.4 Fuel Dispensing System
11.5 Sources of Ignition
11.6 Bonding and Grounding
11.7 Fire Control
11.8 Containers and Movable Tanks
11.9 Cargo Tank Fueling Facilities
11.10 Operating Requirements
Chapter 12 Additional Requirements for CNG, LNG, Hydrogen, and LPG
12.1 Scope
12.2 General Requirements
12.3 Fuel Storage
12.4 Dispenser Installations Beneath Canopies
12.5 Specific Requirements for LP-Gas Dispensing Devices
12.6 Electrical Equipment
Chapter 13 Farms and Remote Sites
13.1 Scope
13.2 Approved Storage
13.3 Marking of Tanks and Containers
13.4 Fire Prevention and Control
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Typical Flammable and Combustible Liquids Found at Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities
Annex C Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 30A
Annex D Informational References