NFPA DISAGREES WITH CONVERTING AMMONIA NURSE TANKS TO LP SERVICE

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is backing a new rule that prohibits converting ammonia nurse tanks to LP service. The NFPA recommendations states that except for containers used in cargo tank vehicle service, ASME containers of 3,000 gallons water capacity or less used to store anhydrous ammonia shall not be converted to LP gas fuel service. Keep in mind that this new provision is simply a recommendation by NFPA. Unless the state of Illinois adopts the provisions set forth by NFPA, then it is simply considered a recommendation by NFPA and not a regulation that must be followed. If you have any questions about this, please contact Jean or Kevin at the IFCA office.