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Motor fuel dispensing area? #92511
03/21/05 08:36 AM
03/21/05 08:36 AM
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sawdust454  Offline OP
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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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Re: Motor fuel dispensing area? #92512
03/21/05 09:53 AM
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George Little  Offline
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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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Re: Motor fuel dispensing area? #92513
03/21/05 10:20 AM
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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. [Linked Image]

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: http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?...lopment%20process/Free%20online%20access

Hope this helps.

Re: Motor fuel dispensing area? #92514
03/21/05 01:28 PM
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sawdust454  Offline OP
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Thanks guys, I feel a little better about this installation.


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