This forthcoming edition (also known as the blue book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of facilities for the storage and dispensing of vehicle fuels at retail or commercial premises, as well as those involved in the enforcement of regulations applicable to such sites.
Key technical changes in the new edition include:
• Updates to sections covering above-ground and below-ground storage tanks to reflect industry good practice.
• Incorporation of guidance covering fuels containing bio-components up to the allowable amounts identified in EN 228 and EN 590 (technical information is provided for fuels containing higher amounts of bio-component).
• Development of guidance on engineered control measures for attended self-service (ASS) and unattended self-service (USS) sites. This technical guidance is in alignment with the operational guidance contained in the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) publication: Petrol filling stations guidance on managing the risks of fire and explosion (the Red guide). Updates to sections on vapour recovery to reflect changes in UK legislation and the uptake of stage 2 vapour recovery.
• Updates to sections on leak detection.
• Introduction of an Annex on safety signs and safety information notices for signage particular to filling stations.
• Updates to sections on LPG to ensure alignment with UKLPG Codes of practice.
• Introduction of an Annex providing technical information on the storage and handling of AUS 32.
This book is produced by the Service station panel of the Energy Institute (EI) and Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA). Although the book makes frequent reference to legislation applicable in the UK, it is anticipated that the general principles will be applicable in most regions internationally.
Published jointly by the Energy Institute and APEA
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