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#92511 - 03/21/05 05:36 AM Motor fuel dispensing area?
sawdust454 Offline

Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 19
Loc: Waynesboro, Va USA
I have a costumer with a newly installed diesel standby generator that has a 500 gallon tank within 3'. They want to dispense fuel from this tank to a fleet of trucks, I believe this installation must follow article 514 to be compliant. It has a pump mounted on top of the tank and is an outdoor installation. Any thoughts!

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#92512 - 03/21/05 06:53 AM Re: Motor fuel dispensing area?
George Little Offline

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 1492
Loc: Michigan USA
This installation is not subject to Article 500. Use any of the wiring methods in Article 300 that are suitable for the environment.
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#92513 - 03/21/05 07:20 AM Re: Motor fuel dispensing area?
safetygem Offline

Registered: 01/30/02
Posts: 114
Loc: Ohio, USA
sawdust454... George is correct. The presence of diesel fuel does not create a "classified" area. This of course assumes that there isn't a gasoline tank nearby the diesel tank.

If you want more information, you should research NFPA 30A-2003, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages. This is the standard that classifies motor vehicle fuel dispensing areas.

You can review a "read-only" copy of 30A on-line at:

Hope this helps.

#92514 - 03/21/05 10:28 AM Re: Motor fuel dispensing area?
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Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 19
Loc: Waynesboro, Va USA
Thanks guys, I feel a little better about this installation.


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