2018 NFPA 30A Code - Current Edition

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  • Description

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

    Dispensing flammable motor fuels can present serious hazards. Reduce risks through compliance with the 2018 edition of NFPA 30A: Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, presenting 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.

    Major changes in this edition improve safety and expand the Code's scope:

    • A new Chapter 14 has been added to address the subject of on-demand mobile fueling.
    • Aboveground storage tanks installed within the scope of the Code must comply with all applicable provisions of Chapter 4.
    • A new provision mandates that a leak detection device must restrict or shut flow of fuel if a leak is detected, instead of simply providing an audible or visible indication of a leak.
    • When the emergency shutoff device is actuated, mechanical or electrical isolation of fluid handling systems other than fuel is now required.
    • Gas and vapor removal at the ceiling level is now required for areas where vehicles using lighter-than-air fuels are repaired.
    • Major repair garages that repair hydrogen-fueled vehicles now must also meet the provisions of NFPA 2: Hydrogen Technologies Code.
    • Added language clarifies that sprinkler protection provisions apply to the entire building wherein the repair garage is located.
    • Numerous other changes clarify the Code's intent and make requirements more explicit.

    Clearer requirements mean better fire safety in service stations. Update to the 2018 edition of NFPA 30A today.

    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, 52 pp., 2018).

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application. (Reserved)
    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.
    Chapter 14 On-Demand Mobile Fueling.
    14.1 Scope.
    14.2 Approvals and Mobile Fueling Locations.
    14.3 Mobile Fueling Vehicles and Equipment.
    14.4 Operations.
    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
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    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).

     

    Interested in other editions of the NFPA 30A? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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    411.2411.3 Definition. Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.

     

    (A) General. Lighting Ssystems Ooperating at 30 Volts- volts or  Less. A lighting system consisting less shall consist of an isolating power supply, the low-voltage luminaires, and associated equipment that are all identified for the use. The output circuits of the power supply are shall be rated for not more than 25 amperes and  operate at 30 volts (42.4 volts peak) or lessmaximum under all load conditions.

     

    (B) Class 2. Listed Class 2 lighting equipment shall be rated in conformance with Chapter 9, Table 11(A) or Table 11(B).

     

    411.3411.4 Listing Required. Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall comply with 411.3(A)411.4(A) or 

    411.3(B).411.4(B). Class 2 power sources and lighting equipment connected to Class 2 power sources shall be llisted.

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