NFPA 58 Requires Emergency Shut-down Valve Retrofits For ALL LPG STORAGE TANKS with greater than 4,001 gallons capacity!
The 2001 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association, Pamphlet 58 - Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, contains a provision requiring propane tanks with a capacity of 4,001 gallons or more to have thermally actuated valves and remote shutdown capability. The upgrade of existing systems must be completed by July of 2011.
The primary purpose of this new standard is to make high volume propane storage facilities safer.
Thermally actuated valves will provide the following:
For the safety, performance and efficiency of your propane system, we recommend having this upgrade completed at your earliest convenience. As the July 2011 date approaches, it is inevitable that there will be parts shortages causing delays in compliance.
As you look to upgrade your facility, we would recommend you select a qualified propane contractor to complete this service work. TransTech Energy would like the opportunity to serve as your contractor of choice to update the tanks at your LPG Storage Facilities. TransTech has safely completed the upgrades of over 2,000 tanks in the last few years and is the nationwide partner of national propane marketers, as well as some the country's largest manufacturers. We work very hard to minimize the disruption of your day to day operations, and we have the people, equipment and know-how to ensure the work is done safely and on schedule.
Contact us today to discuss locking in today's valve prices and guaranteeing your upgrades will be completed prior to July 2011.
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