Browse
  • CHAPTER53
    COMPRESSED GASES

    SECTION5301
    GENERAL

    5301.1 Scope.

    Storage, use and handling of compressed gases in compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems shall comply with this chapter and NFPA 55, including those gases regulated elsewhere in this code. Partially full compressed gas containers, cylinders or tanks containing residual gases shall be considered as full for the purposes of the controls required.

    Liquefied natural gas for use as a vehicular fuel shall also comply with NFPA 52 and NFPA 59A.

    Compressed gases classified as hazardous materials shall also comply with Chapter 50 for general requirements and chapters addressing specific hazards, including Chapters 58 (Flammable Gases), 60 (Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials), 63 (Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids) and 64 (Pyrophoric Materials).

    Compressed hydrogen (CH2) for use as a vehicular fuel shall also comply with Chapters 23 and 58 of this code, the International Fuel Gas Code and NFPA 2.

    Cutting and welding gases shall also comply with Chapter 35.

    LP-gas shall also comply with Chapter 61 and the International Fuel Gas Code.

    Exceptions:

    1. 1.Gases used as refrigerants in refrigeration systems (see Section 606).

    2. 2.Compressed natural gas (CNG) for use as a vehicular fuel shall comply with Chapter 23, NFPA 52 and the International Fuel Gas Code.

    3. 3.Cryogenic fluids shall comply with Chapter 55.

    5301.2 Permits.

    Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 105.6.