You'll never compromise fuel gas safety with the 2012 National Fuel Gas Code!
The 2012 NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code has been revised and updated with current techniques, products, materials, and construction practices that facilitate safer installations and better protection against fire and explosion hazards.
This handbook has been based on scores of proposals from Code users like you, and is a great on the job resource for designers, installers, AHJs, maintainers, and inspectors. The 2012 NFPA 54 features annexes that provide valuable advice on sizing and capacities of gas piping and venting systems serving appliances, more than 100 graphics that visually clarify concepts, and state-of-the-art criteria for the installation and operation of gas piping systems, appliances, equipment, and related accessories. 164 pp.
Changes in the 2012 edition that improve fuel gas safety include:
- New bonding requirement for corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) installed inside buildings protects against threats likely to energize gas piping.
- Addition of a new system of connecting copper tubing using a crimping tool for press-connect fittings
- New rule for a dedicated master shutoff valve for laboratories
- Revised requirements for radiant tube heaters prevent cracks, leaks, or fractures.
- New section adds minimum code coverage for permanently fixed outdoor open flame decorative appliances.
- Additional requirements for commercial cooking appliance connectors will reduce the risk of fugitive gas, potential fires, and subsequent losses.
- Termination of vents in a side wall revised to ensure reliability and prevent nuisance shutoffs.
- New language for vent termination in screened porches reduce possible dangers from harmful combustion products and potential fire hazards.