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55 32 COMPRESSED GASES AND CRYOGENIC FLUIDS IN PORTABLE AND STATIONARY CONTAINERS, CYLINDERS, AND TANKS

Table 9.3.2 Minimum Separation Distances Between Bulk liquid Oxygen Systems and
Exposure Hazards

Distance (see 9.3,,2.1)

Type of EXposure ft m

(1) Buildings of Type I and II construction as defined by 1 0. 3


NFPA5000
(2) Buildings of Types III, IV, or V construction as 50 15
defined by NFPA 5000
(3) Wall openings as measured from high-pressure gas or 10 3
liquefied gas regruators, pressure-relief devices,
vaporizers, manifolds, and interconnected piping
(4) Property lines 5 1.5
(5) Public sidewalks 10 3
(6) Public assembly 50 15
(7) Areas occupied by nonambulatory patients as 50 15
measured from the primary pressure-relief device
discharge vent, and flom filling and vent connections
(8) Parked vehicles 10 3
(9) Exterior walls that encroach on the container to See
form a court with three or more sides 8,1226
(10) All classes of flammable and combustible liquids
above ground (see 9.3..2..2)
ogal to 1000 gal (0 to 3785 L) 25 7.,5
Over 1000 gal (3785 L) 50 15
(11) All classes of flammable and combustible liquids in
belowground tanks or vaults
Horizontal distance from oxygen storage 15 4,,6
container to tank or vault
Horizontal distance from oxygen storage 25 7,,5
container to filling and vent connections or
other openings to tank or vault
(12) Flammable gases above ground
Liquefied hydrogen (any quantity) 75 225
Other liquefied gas [0 gal to 1000 gal (0 L to 25 7.,5
3785 L)]
Other liquefied gas [over 1000 gal (3785 L)] 50 15
Nonliquefied or dissolved gases [0 scfto 25 7.5
25,000 scf (0 m 3 to 708 m 3 )]
Nonliquefied or dissolved gases [greater than 50 15
25,000 scf (708 m 3 )]
(13) Rapidly burning solids including, but not limited to, 50 15
excelsior or paper
(14) Slowly burning solids including, but not limited to, 25 7.5
heavy timber or coal
(15)Inlets to underground sewer or drainage systems 8 2,,5
from liquid delivery connections, pressure-relief
device outlets, mobile supply equipment, and liquid
withdrawal connections
(16) Areas below connections where liquid can full 3 1
during loading or unloading operations and system
oper~ti~m from combustible surfaces, including, but
not lImIted to, asphalt or bitumastic pavin a and
expansion joint fillers (see 93.2.3) b

(17) Encroachment by overhead utilities


Horizontal distance from the vertical plane below 50 15
- - - the nearest overhead wire of an electric trolley,
train, or bus line
Horizontal distance from the vertical plane below 5 15
. _- the nearest overhead electrical wire other than
those noted above
Piping containing other hazardous materials 15 4,,6

2005 Edition