• CHAPTER12
    SPECIAL PIPING AND STORAGE SYSTEMS

    User note:

    About this chapter: Chapter 12 specifies the standards covering the installation of nonflammable medical gas piping systems and nonmedical oxygen piping systems.

    SECTION1201
    GENERAL

    1201.1Scope.

    The provisions of this chapter shall govern the design and installation of piping and storage systems for nonflammable medical gas systems and nonmedical oxygen systems. All maintenance and operations of such systems shall be in accordance with the International Fire Code.

    SECTION1202
    MEDICAL GASES

    [F]1202.1Nonflammable medical gases.

    Nonflammable medical gas systems, inhalation anesthetic systems and vacuum piping systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 99.

    Exceptions:

    1. 1.This section shall not apply to portable systems or cylinder storage.

    2. 2.Vacuum system exhaust terminations shall comply with the International Mechanical Code.

    SECTION1203
    OXYGEN SYSTEMS

    [F]1203.1Design and installation.

    Nonmedical oxygen systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 55 and NFPA 51.