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#78124 - 08/16/01 11:41 AM Classification around gas pipes
Ragu Offline
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Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 7
Loc: Elkton, Md USA
I'm in the process of having equipment delivered which has a gas train installed on it. Someone brought up the point that the area around the gas should be class 1 Div 2. I thought I understood the gas equipment meeting FM approval was exempt from requiring hazardous classification, ie classified wiring techniques. Is this true and if so what/where (What code) is this stated or talked about. Any help would be great.

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#78125 - 08/16/01 12:30 PM Re: Classification around gas pipes

We could say that an entire house is Class 1 Division 2 if it has a gas stove in it.

I've seen a lot of furnaces installed with a snap switch mounted on the outside at about the same height as the burners.

#78126 - 08/16/01 12:40 PM Re: Classification around gas pipes
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
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NFPA 54 may be helpful?

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 08-16-2001).]
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#78127 - 08/17/01 07:58 AM Re: Classification around gas pipes
rmiell Offline

Registered: 11/09/00
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Loc: La Junta, Co. USA
DS, I hope you were kidding. classify a house because it has a gas stove?

I agree with Joe, check out the NFPA documents.

A discussion with your fire marshal might help also.

PS What is gas train?


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