NFPA Pamphlet 58 (2011 Upgrades)

Turnkey Services to Install Thermally Actuated Valves & Remote Shutdown Capabilities

The 2001 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association – Pamphlet 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, requires propane storage tanks with a capacity of greater than 4,000 gallons to have thermally actuated valves and remote shutdown capabilities installed by July, 1 2011.

To meet this requirement, IP&R can provide the following turnkey service:

  • Provide free estimate and/or on-site consultation to ensure your needs are expressed and properly understood. We can give you the assurance that every aspect of your job will get the required attention it deserves.
  • Provide complete evacuation services for all 2011 upgrades including the removal of all liquid from transport unloading piping. Our newly developed tanker gives us the ability to evacuate liquid or vapor as required.
  • Provide logistical pumping of product at locations that have two or more storage tanks. The need to completely empty all liquid from the tanks is no longer required as long as there is enough storage room available for us to move product from tank to tank.
  • Provide total evacuation of locations with a single storage tank by pumping the product to bobtails at your location.
  • Provide a complete and accurate parts list specific to your location for proper procurement of specialty items and the necessary material to complete the job.
  • Provide certified welders and pipe fitters to complete the piping upgrades utilizing all schedule 80 ASTM A53 seamless pipe and 3000# forged steel weld fittings.
  • Provide and install all pneumatic operators and tubing as required for remote shutdown capabilities as required by NFPA 58.
  • Provide and fabricate nitrogen bottle rack on site to secure gas source for automatic shut down systems.
  • Provide any pipe supports or new concrete stations to support pipe if required after piping reconfiguration.
  • Remove old or abandoned piping from systems that may have been modified in the past. These pipes are just a liability for a leak and will be removed as we reconfigure your system.

As the upgrade timeline is fast approaching, we strongly suggest that you think about completing your upgrades as soon as possible. IP&R would like the opportunity to serve you and your facility’s needs during this time and provide a service that will keep you up and running while minimizing your cost and downtime. Over the past 5 years, we have completed upgrades on hundreds of tanks in the northeast and refined our process to set us apart from any other contractor.

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