The Petroleum Equipment Institute has just released a new recommended practice Design and Installation of Fueling Systems for Emergency Generators, Stationary Diesel Engines and Oil Burner Systems (PEI/RP1400-14).
Many of PEI’s recommended practices lean more towards convenience store type UST systems so installers and operators alike should welcome this document that focuses on the unique considerations that generator tank systems pose.
According to PEI: “These recommended practices may be applied to aboveground storage tanks, USTs, day tanks and/or sub-base (belly) tanks, piping, and all associated auxiliary equipment in the fueling system. Maintenance and operational items are mentioned only if they relate to the initial tank installation system. Since the committee could not confirm what EPA would require in its yet-to-be-finalized rules on equipment inspection, RP1400 provides that specific, ongoing or periodic inspections should follow industry codes and/or accepted inspection and maintenance practices and procedures.”