Skip to comments.Propane Tank Inspection Intervals: Re NFPA 58
Posted on 06/05/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT by Little Bill
I am going to get in to a pissing match over a $145 charge to maintain my 500 gallon propane tank.
The NFPA requires tanks be inspected periodically and marked, how should the inspection stamp be applied and dated, should the tank have hazmat stickers.
They have not inspected this tank in the twelve years I have lived here and as near as I can determine since the tank was installed,
It may depend on whether you own or lease the tank.
If you own it, it would seem that you are responsible.
We painted ours to look like a Holstein Cow.
Sounds like a way to extract funds! What state is this LB?
I’ve seen some really neat casualties from failed pressure vessels. Fortunately not on my watch.
Change companies have the new company bring a new tank.
or tell the old company that your going to switch I’ll bet they drop the charge.
I know I would not but up with it.
Hmmm, a write up on the history of the NFPA would make a good FR post.
#2 is right.
If you own it, the fuel seller may be unsure of its condition and take it upon themselves to inspect it and charge you.
If it’s leased, the terms usually cover inspection.
Some of these kind of things happen when new fed/state/local regs go into effect, or some new seller safety manager takes over.
Ask your local fire department or fire marshal.
I love tank art.
Here’s a link to photos of a bunch of nice ones:
NH, kind of having a mind meld. Still need to build a case,
My daughter wants to paint ours...because tank art is awesome.
But I looked it up, and you’re not supposed to. Just supposed to use a bright color like white or yellow. It helps you see rust better. Some fillers will not even fill a painted tank :(
Yep. It varies with locale and supplier.
Some people spend a lot of money on decals to make the art.
It seems that this is from your LP provider as the State requires them to assess and make sure their customers have a safe delivery system. Being in this business for 35 years I never knew of an annual inspection but that was a different State and I was just an installer and not a provider. On the pdf I thought I saw private tanks every 3 years for NH.
The NFPA is bought and paid for by the manufacturers and special interests.
When Masterguard heat detectors got themselves approved as a life safety device, they lost my last bit of respect.
If you give the NFPA money, they will approve anything, irrespective of what it cost others.
What is the solution to the corruption you describe?
this has me laughing so hard...love the humor.
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