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#154342 - 04/20/05 08:27 AM Gas piping/ electrical panel clearance?
EarlCheesmo Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
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Is anyone aware of any code that limits how close a gas pipe may be to an electrical panel assuming that all working clearance requirements of NEC 110 are met? (It's in a hospital boiler room.)

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#154343 - 04/20/05 08:56 AM Re: Gas piping/ electrical panel clearance?
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
You would have to know what gas code is adopted in your area. If it is the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), it is not addressed. If it is the NFPA 54, I'm not sure, as I have never read that document.
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#154344 - 04/20/05 10:11 PM Re: Gas piping/ electrical panel clearance?
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Check with your local utilities as well - I know out PoCo (ComEd) lists a zone around the meter for gasworks in their handbook...

#154345 - 04/23/05 04:35 PM Re: Gas piping/ electrical panel clearance?
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
NFPA 54 (Fuel Gas Code) Section 2.7.2(c)
requires that gas meters be located 3' from sources of ignition. Our PoCo requires electric meters be 3' away from gas meters.
But, I don't think that gas piping is an issue as long as the clearances from the electrical panel are observed.

#154346 - 04/26/05 12:13 PM Re: Gas piping/ electrical panel clearance?
EarlCheesmo Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
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Ok, thanks for your help!


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