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Valves on fuel return lines NFPA 37

Question asked by jasharry on May 22, 2020
Latest reply on May 25, 2020 by milt.werner

Can you please answer the following.

1. Per CAT Application and Installation guide for Diesel Fuels and Diesel Fuel Systems From Page 21: Note:Shut-off valves should not be used in fuel return lines. Engine operation with the valve closed will cause damaging pressures.

     The end user prefer to add isolation ball valves on the return line. Is it acceptable per NFPA 37?

2. From NFPA 37-2018  6.5.4.1 The overflow line shall be continuous piping, without valves or traps, back to the source tank or to a collection system. Is this applicable to fuel oil return line too?

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