These requirements cover horizontal atmospheric-type steel tanks intended for the storage underground of flammable and combustible liquids.
These requirements cover single wall tanks, secondary containment tanks, multiple compartment single wall and multiple compartment secondary containment tanks.
These tanks are intended for installation and use in accordance with the Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment, NFPA 31, the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, NFPA 30, the Automotive and Marine Service Station Code, NFPA 30A, and the Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines, NFPA 37, and the Uniform Fire Code, published by the International Fire Code Institute.
Tanks covered by these requirements are cylindrical tanks that are fabricated, inspected, and tested for leakage before shipment from the factory as completely assembled vessels.
These requirements do not apply to tanks covered by the Standard for Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage, API 650, nor tanks intended for use in chemical and petrochemical plants.
This Standard does not cover corrosion protection which may be required by local, state or federal authorities. Corrosion protection systems installed at the factory on carbon steel underground storage tanks are covered in UL 1746, External Corrosion Protection System for Steel Underground Storage Tanks.
A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those in use when the Standard was developed, and that involves a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, shall be evaluated using the appropriate additional component and end-product requirements as determined necessary to mai ntain the level of safety for the user of the product as originally anticipated by the intent of this Standard.