02-658 C.M.R. ch. 13, § 16 - Vehicle Protection Requirements for Tanks, Gas Piping and Associated Accessory Equipment

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

[NOTE: Appendix G to Chapter 6 of the Board's rules is a concise summary of the vehicle protection requirements set forth in this Section.]

13.16.1 Responsibility of Installer

It is the responsibility of the licensee installing the tank(s)/outside piping to provide vehicle protection to the tank(s), outside piping or accessory equipment at time of installation.

13.16.2 Responsibility of Delivery Technician

It is the responsibility of the delivery technician to assure that all gas tanks and associated piping and accessory equipment are protected from vehicular damage prior to delivering gas to that system.

13.16.3 Spacing

There must be a maximum of 3 of space between pieces or sections of protection.

13.16.4 Guardrail

Guardrail posts must be set in a minimum of 3 below grade and extend a minimum of 36" above finished grade.

13.16.5 Bollards

Bollards must be set below grade in cement and must extend a minimum of 36" above finished grade.

13.16.5.1 Bollards protecting vapor systems must be at least 4" in diameter and filled with concrete.
13.16.5.2 Bollards protecting Bulk Plants and Dispensers must be at least 6" in diameter and filled with concrete.
13.16.6 Wooden Posts

Wooden posts must consist of a minimum 6" x 6" pressure-treated material and must extend at least 36" above finished grade.

13.16.7 Boulders

Boulders at least 36" in diameter and meeting the spacing criteria of subsection 3 above may be used.

13.16.8 Concrete Barriers and Blocks

Concrete barriers and blocks at least 36" high and meeting the spacing criteria of subsection 3 above may be used.

13.16.9 Non-Standard Protection Systems

Non-standard engineered vehicle protection systems must be reviewed and approved by the Board prior to being placed into service.

13.16.10 Plastic Barriers

Plastic "Type K" barriers filled with sand which meet the height and space criteria of this Chapter may be used.

Notes

02-658 C.M.R. ch. 13, § 16

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