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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 5. Department of Housing and Community Development
Chapter 51. Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code
1/27/2020

13VAC5-51-151.5. Ifc Chapter 58 Flammable Gases and Flammable Cryogenic Fluids.

A. Change Sections 5801.1 and 5801.2 to read:

(N)5801.1 Scope. The storage and use of flammable gases and flammable cryogenic fluids shall be in accordance with this chapter and NFPA 55. Compressed gases shall also comply with Chapter 53 and cryogenic fluids shall also comply with Chapter 55. Flammable cryogenic fluids shall comply with Section 5806. Hydrogen motor fuel-dispensing stations and repair garages and their associated aboveground hydrogen storage systems shall also be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with Chapter 23 and NFPA 2.

Exceptions:

1. Gases used as refrigerants in refrigeration systems (see Section 606).

2. Liquefied petroleum gases and natural gases regulated by Chapter 61.

3. Fuel-gas systems and appliances regulated under the International Fuel Gas Code other than gaseous hydrogen systems and appliances.

4. Pyrophoric gases in accordance with Chapter 64.

5801.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

B. Change Sections 5803.1, 5803.1.1.2, 5803.1.5, and 5804.1 to read:

(N)5803.1 Quantities not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area. The storage and use of flammable gases in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area under the applicable building code.

(N)5803.1.1.2 Aggregate quantity. The aggregate quantities of flammable gases used for maintenance purposes and operation of equipment shall not exceed the maximum allowable quantity per control area under the applicable building code.

(N)5803.1.5 Electrical. Electrical wiring and equipment shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5804.1 Indoor storage. Indoor storage of flammable gases in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area in accordance with the applicable building code and this chapter.

C. Delete Sections 5804.1.1 and 5806.2.

D. Change Section 5806.3 to read:

(N)5806.3 Aboveground tanks for liquid hydrogen. Aboveground tanks for the storage of liquid hydrogen shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

E. Delete Sections 5806.3.1 through 5806.3.2.1.

F. Change Section 5806.4 to read:

(N)5806.4 Underground tanks for liquid hydrogen. Underground tanks for the storage of liquid hydrogen shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

G. Delete Sections 5806.4.1 through 5806.4.3.

H. Change Section 5806.4.4 to read:

(N)5806.4.4 Anchorage and security. Anchorage provided for tanks and systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

I. Delete Sections 5806.4.5 through 5806.4.8.3.

J. Change Sections 5807.1.10 and 5808.1 to read:

(N)5807.1.10 Electrical. Electrical components for metal hydride storage systems shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70.

(N)5808.1 General. Where required by the applicable building code, hydrogen fuel gas rooms shall be maintained.

K. Delete Sections 5808.2 through 5806.8.3.2.

L. Change Sections 5808.4 and 5808.5 to read:

(N)5808.4 Exhaust ventilation. Ventilation required for hydrogen fuel gas rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5808.5 Gas detection system. Gas detection systems required for hydrogen fuel gas rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building.

M. Delete Sections 5808.5.1 through 5808.5.4.

N. Change Section 5808.6 and 5808.7 to read:

(N)5808.6 Explosion control. Explosion control required for hydrogen fuel gas rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5808.7 Standby power. Standby power provided for mechanical ventilation and gas detection systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

Statutory Authority

§ 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 30, Issue 16, eff. July 14, 2014; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 18, eff. October 16, 2018.

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