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Liquefied Petroleum Gases Bulk Storage Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1152)

Regulations are current to 2020-10-21 and last amended on 2015-06-18. Previous Versions

PART VIIIGeneral (continued)

 Under ordinary circumstances, the diking of liquefied petroleum gas storage tanks is not required, except that the Commission may require erection of a dike under those circumstances where a dike would provide protection for adjoining property.

 All liquefied petroleum gas installations are subject to inspection at any time by any duly authorized officer of the Commission.

 The owning or operating company shall report immediately by wire to the railway company concerned and to the Director of Operation, Canadian Transport Commission, Ottawa, Ontario, every fire resulting in damage to the installation, every explosion or major pipe line or tank failure occurring on the installation, and shall submit a detailed report by mail of such accident.

 For further details, the following publications are suggested:

  • (a) liquefied petroleum gas Pamphlets Nos. 58 and 59 published by the National Fire Protection Association, 60 Batterymarch Street, Boston 10, Massachusetts;

  • (b) Handbook of Butane and Propane Gases published by Jenkins Publications, Inc., 198 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles 4, California;

  • (c) Compressed Gas Association pamphlet Safety Relief Device Standards for Compressed Gas Storage Containers published by the Compressed Gas Association, Inc., 500 Fifth Ave., New York 36, New York; and

  • (d) Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., pamphlet Hose for Conducting LP Gas published by Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, P.O. Box 38, O’Connor Postal Station, Toronto 16, Ontario, or Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc., 161 Sixth Avenue, New York 13, New York.

PART IXSwitch Heater Facilities

 This Part applies to switch heater facilities with a storage capacity of 2000 imp. gal. or less.

  • SOR/79-201, s. 2

 Switch heater facilities shall be designed, located, constructed, operated and maintained in full compliance with these Regulations.

  • SOR/79-201, s. 2

 Foundations shall be built in accordance with sound engineering practice and in such a way as to prevent damage to the tank and piping system.

  • SOR/79-201, s. 2

 Copper tubes up to 3/4 inch nominal diameter may be used.

  • SOR/79-201, s. 2
  •  (1) The area within 25 feet of a tank and above ground piping shall be kept free of debris and combustible materials, other than ties that are in place on the track.

  • (2) The area within 10 feet of a tank and above ground piping shall be kept free of vegetation.

  • (3) The maintenance of the facilities shall be of the highest standard.

  • SOR/79-201, s. 2

 At the end of every year, the railway company shall, by mail, inform the Secretary of the Railway Transport Committee of the mileage point and the name of the subdivision at which switch heater facilities were constructed during the year.

  • SOR/79-201, s. 2
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