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650-748 - Removal of NFPA 780 Reference

Revision 0 - 02/09/2012 Page 1 of 2 K.L. Erdmann

Agenda Item: 650-748
Title: Date: Contact: Removal of NFPA 780 02/09/2012 Name: Company: Phone: E-mail: Purpose: Ken Erdmann Matrix ServiceCompany 918-379-6434 kerdmann@matrixservice.com

Current NFPA requirements for static drains introduce new hazards to drain dry tanks. Interim fix is editorial change to point NFPA to previous edition. This agenda item will remove reference to NFPA 780 from the standard.

Source: Revision: Impact: Background:

SCAST direction to remove this reference as is the case in other Tank Standards in API. 0 Addresses potential hazardous conditions in drain dry tanks.. Update to NFPA 780 introduced new hazard. Reference to 780 no longer was supported based on operational procedures in the standard.

Notes:

Current Standard Wording Excerpt from page 2-3...
NFPA14 NFPA 11 Standard for Low Expansion Foam NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems

Proposed Standard Wording New excerpt from page 2-3...
NFPA14 NFPA 11 Standard for Low Expansion Foam NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems

11. and comply with Figure 5-23. pressure relief devices.] thick) austenitic stainless steel as a minimum.3. manholes. API RP 2003 and NFPA-780 contains additional information about tank grounding issues as well as comments about lightning protection. asphalt or concrete are inherently grounded for purposes of dissipation of electrostatic charges. grounding lugs shall be provided in the quantity specified on the Data Sheet.6 All conductive parts of the external floating roof shall be electrically interconnected and bonded to the outer tank structure. or shall provide equivalent corrosion resistance and current carrying capacity as stated in NFPA 780 and API RP 2003. The addition of grounding rods or similar devices will not reduce the hazard associated with electrostatic charges in the stored product. Shunts shall be 50-mm (2in.650-748 . All movable cover accessories (hatches.4-mm [1/64-in. and other openings) on the external floating roof shall be electrically bonded to the external floating roof to prevent static electricity sparking when they are opened. or shall provide equivalent corrosion resistance and current carrying capacity as stated in NFPA 780 and API RP 2003. C.) wide by 28-gauge (0. Note: Tanks that rest directly on a foundation of soil.4-mm [1/64-in. Shunt spacing shall be no more than 3 m (10 ft). asphalt or concrete are inherently grounded for purposes of dissipation of electrostatic charges. grounding lugs shall be provided in the quantity specified on the Data Sheet.1. Shunt spacing shall be no more than 3 m (10 ft). C. and other openings) on the external floating roof shall be electrically bonded to the external floating roof to prevent static electricity sparking when they are opened. The lugs shall be equally spaced around the base of the tank. Provide a minimum of four lugs. Note: Tanks that rest directly on a foundation of soil. Proposed Standard Wording 5. Table 4.8.3 If required by the Purchaser. and comply with Figure 5-23.3. The suggested maximum lug spacing is 30 m (100 ft). Erdmann Current Standard Wording 5. pressure relief devices. Table 4.6 All conductive parts of the external floating roof shall be electrically interconnected and bonded to the outer tank structure. Provide a minimum of four lugs. Bonding (grounding) shunts shall be provided on the external floating roof and shall be located above the uppermost seal.L. API RP 2003 and NFPA-780 contain additional information about tank grounding issues as well as comments about lightning protection. All movable cover accessories (hatches.Removal of NFPA 780 Reference Revision 0 . The lugs shall be equally spaced around the base of the tank. The suggested maximum lug spacing is 30 m (100 ft). manholes.11. Bonding (grounding) shunts shall be provided on the external floating roof and shall be located above the uppermost seal. .8. Shunts shall be 50-mm (2in. The addition of grounding rods or similar devices will not reduce the hazard associated with electrostatic charges in the stored product.3 If required by the Purchaser.1.) wide by 28-gauge (0.] thick) austenitic stainless steel as a minimum.02/09/2012 Page 2 of 2 K.