General Installation Plan Submissions : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Fuel Safety

Fuel Safety Bulletin 2003-03a

Issued: June 23, 2003

Subject: General Installation Plan Submissions

Plans submitted under section 12 of the Fuel Safety Regulations must bear a number of pieces of information before approval is possible. Failure to provide this information will result in delays in both the approval of the plans and the issuing of the required installation permit. It may also require that the plans being sent back to the submitter unapproved.

  1. Business name, building name and civic address.
  2. Propane tank/cylinder size, clearances to buildings, building openings and property lines where applicable. Engineered drawing for bases of horizontal tanks over 1700uswg and all vertical tanks.
  3. Use of areas adjacent to propane supply containers (lawn, parking, etc.).
  4. Vehicle impact protection barrier type and clearances.
  5. Regulator and line pressure relief locations and pressure settings. Indicate any special venting arrangements and roof-top supports where applicable.
  6. Where piping or tubing is located below grade, indicate size, material used, type of fittings, length of run, depth below grade and protection method. Piping effected by driveways shall also be noted.
  7. Arrangement of building piping/tubing, material used, size, type of fittings, length of runs, supports and identification method.
  8. Location of all shut-off valves and the make and model number of valve to be used.
  9. Flexible connectors used must be indicated as well as the make and model number of the connector.
  10. Appliance arrangement along with the individual make, model and btu input of each appliance.
  11. Venting arrangement of vented appliances including material used, size and length of vent, method of insulating outdoor B vent, and vent termination. Include any openings or obstructions which may apply. Include combustion air and any interlocking methods.
  12. For rooftop installations, indicate type of fixed access to roof and, if a sloped roof, the arrangement of walkways and service platforms.

Dale C. Stewart
Chief Inspector - Fuel Safety