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LPG Technical Cod En

LPG Technical Cod En

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Roumanian National Energy Regulatory Authority
Roumanian National Energy Regulatory Authority
1. Purpose and objectives. Area of application
1.1 The liquefied petroleum gas – LPG technical code, hereinafter called technicalcode, is destined to impose and promote the minimal technical requirements in theliquefied petroleum gas sector, as a general overview, contained both in theprimary and secondary legislation, in the technical directives and the effectivestandards and those that need to be detailed via technical directives by theeconomic representatives in the field. These technical requirements are to ensurethe safe, stable and efficient economic operation of the infrastructure in theliquefied petroleum gas sector.The Technical Code has been prepared by
National Energy Regulatory Authority
1.2 The Technical Code has the following objectives:a. Determination of technical requirements for the Table 1 activities related to theinfrastructure in LPG sector, such as design, execution, storage and distributionof LPG, taking into account all the security precautions during handling.b. Ensuring a minimal security level in order to avoid the deaths and proprietarydamages, in case a fire or explosion occurs.c. Establishing the general conditions regarding LPG quality;d. Ensuring a regulations framework meeting the European CommissionDirectives requirements in LPG sector, applied through Decisions or Orders of the Romanian Government;e. Establishing a regulating framework so that an independent and competitiveenvironment is achieved within LPG sector;f. Establishing of certain requirements regarding the authorization andcertification for companies developing design, execution and exploitationactivities, as well as trade activities within LPG sector;g. Establishing safety requirements for the end users installations that use LPG, inorder to meet the essential safety requirements contained in the EC Directivesrelated to LPG sector, applied by Decisions and Orders of the RomanianGovernment;
 Area of application
1.3 Meeting the Technical Code provisions is compulsory for all companies and end-users in LPG sector. The provisions of the Technical Code apply to the activitiesand infrastructure in LPG sector shown in Table 1.1.4 This Technical Code is meant to assist the Romanian and foreign investors that isto facilitate their information using a single document regarding the technicalregulations applicable in LPG sector.
Roumanian National Energy Regulatory Authority
Table 1. List of activities in LPG sector Sub-activity Object Technical Codeapplicability1. Designing activity within LPG sector 1.1.1. Simple skid type installations for auto-gasdistribution (with or without the possibility tofill/packaging vessels-cylinders) within mixed or independent distribution stations;
a. with above ground horizontal or vertical stationarycontainers:- pressure containers with water capacity of 13m³ or less;- pressure containers with water capacity exceeding 13m³;b. with underground stationary containers:- horizontal under pressure containers with a water capacity of 13 m³;- horizontal under pressure containers with a capacityexceeding 13m³;c. covered containers:- horizontal under pressure containers with water capacityof 13 m³;- horizontal under pressure containers with water capacityexceeding 13m³;
1.1.2 In the open installations for small bulk LPGdistribution system:
a. with aboveground fixed or mobile pressure containers:- cylinders with water capacity of 150 l or less;- containers with water capacity of 450 l or less;- under pressure containers with water capacity of 13 m³;- under pressure containers with water capacity exceeding13m³;b. with underground stationary under pressure containers:- containers with water capacity of 450 l or less;- under pressure containers with water capacity of 13 m³;- under pressure containers with water capacity exceeding13m³;
1.1.3 Installations for small bulk LPG distribution for agreement equipment (trailers and agreement boats);1.1.4. Domestic devices and industrial equipment for LPG use as combustion gas with or withoutvaporizers;
The Technical Code isapplicable
1.1.5 Industrial installations for the use of LPG atcutting and welding activities (with O
);The Technical
Code isnot applicable1.1.6 Industrial equipment within closed spaces for LPG use in laboratoriesThe Technical Code isapplicable1.1.7. Installations for LPG use as refrigerate,including air conditioner appliances which use LGP ascooler;The Technical Code isnot applicable.1.1.8 Installation for aerosol filling with LPG;1.1.9 Pressurization systems with LPG in storage or terminal systems;1.1.10 Measurement systems for LPG quantity andflows;The Technical Code isapplicable1.1.11 Pressure relief systems, including thescattering of gas with or without flame;The Technical
Code isnot applicable.1.1.12 Transfer installations in and from stationaryand/or mobile containers (auto tanks or rail tanks);The Technical Code isapplicable1.1.13 Installations for fuel conversion for road andrail vehicles and, including auto kits for engines; withauto LPG combustion;The Technical
Code isapplicable1.1 Systems andinstallation design1.1.14 Storage systems in stationary under pressurecontainers:
-above ground
The Technical Code isapplicable

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