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NFPA Standards Council seeking public comments on a potential new project on low pressure dispensing containers (LPDCs)

Blog Post created by debbiebaio Employee on Dec 2, 2015

NFPA is currently soliciting comments from interested organizations and individuals to gauge interest in the development of a standard addressing fire protection guidance for low pressure dispensing containers (“LPDCs”).  LPDCs contain a liquid product, which may or may not be a flammable or combustible liquid, that is intended to be dispensed under pressure by means of a nonflammable (e.g., nitrogen) or flammable (e.g.,  liquefied petroleum gas - LPG) propellant. 

LPDCs are currently transported in interstate commerce as “Chemical Under Pressure” (e.g. UN3500 (Appendix A)) under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Fire protection guidelines for LPDCs are not addressed elsewhere in NFPA Standards currently, and falls beyond the scopes of NFPA 30, NFPA 30B, and NFPA 58.

If interested in commenting on this proposed new project, please do so in writing. Include information and known resources on the subject matter of which you are aware, the names of interested participants for a Technical Committee (if established), the names of other organizations actively involved with this subject, and whether there is a need for such a project. Email or mail your comments by February 1, 2016 to NFPA Standards Administration Department, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.

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