Wash. Admin. Code § 296-46B-450 - Equipment for general use - Transformers and transformer vaults

027. Flammable-liquid or oil-filled transformers installed outdoors.

(1) Flammable-liquid or oil-filled transformers installed outdoors must meet the following requirements:
(a) A transformer installed adjacent to a building/structure with any combustible surface may be located only in the shaded "Approved Transformer Area" shown in Figure 450-1;

"Approved Transformer Area" shown in Figure 450-1;

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(b) A transformer installed adjacent to a building/structure with no combustible surface(s) may be located only in the shaded "Approved Transformer Area" shown in Figure 450-2;

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(c) In an area in which a transformer is to be installed next to a nonhabitable structure, the transformer may be no closer than 2 feet to the building/structure and must be outside a line extended vertically from the ends of the eaves or rooflines;
(d) A building/structure may have no doors, windows, stairways, or other openings closer than 8 feet to the transformer;
(e) The finished grade at the location of the transformer must be such that any oil leaking from the transformer will flow away from the building/structure and will not pool; and
(f) If transformers are installed in areas subject to traffic other than pedestrian traffic, they must be provided with adequate guarding.
(2) Enclosures for total underground flammable-liquid or oil-filled transformers must not be located within 8 feet of a doorway, operable window, stairways or fire escape. Adequate space must be maintained above the enclosure so that a boom may be used to lift the transformer from the enclosure.

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Wash. Admin. Code § 296-46B-450
Amended by WSR 17-12-021, Filed 5/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017

Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.28 RCW. 13-03-128, § 296-46B-450, filed 1/22/13, effective 3/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.006, 19.28.010, 19.28.031, 19.28.041, 19.28.061, 19.28.101, 19.28.131, 19.28.161, 19.28.171, 19.28.191, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.241, 19.28.251, 19.28.271, 19.28.311, 19.28.321, 19.28.400, 19.28.420, 19.28.490, 19.28.551, 2002 c 249, chapters 34.05 and 19.28 RCW. 03-09-111, § 296-46B-450, filed 4/22/03, effective 5/23/03.

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