6 important revisions to NFPA 30

Sept. 22, 2021
To address continued challenges in liquid risk management and resolve technical issues presented by new containers and storage configurations, the code incorporates six technical changes.

Since 1913, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, Mass., has published “NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code.” This document has served as the leading information source for safe handling and storage of flammable and combustible liquids. It is a recognized and generally accepted good engineering practice (RAGAGEP) that’s widely used in the field of risk management and applied by government authorities, emergency responders and end users to ensure safe storage and handling of liquids. Most state and regional codes are based on NFPA 30.

Proper use and application of NFPA 30 is a key part of an effective loss control engineering program that ensures:

  • correct selection and use of containers for storage of liquids;
  • appropriate and effective fire protection for storage areas;
  • safe practices for dispensing, transferring, handling and use of liquids; and
  • sound methods for tank storage and piping systems, including bulk loading and unloading operations.

To learn more, read "Understand The Key Changes In NFPA 30" from Chemical Processing.

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