Work with complete, reliable, up-to-date Code support in the 2009 NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code Handbook.
The only complete guide to the 2009 National Fuel Gas Code,
NFPA's 2009 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook is written by industry experts to provide the hands-on backup needed to avoid application errors and keep fuel gas piping, appliance, and venting jobs in compliance and on schedule.
This essential Code companion helps engineers, contractors, AHJs, designers, and architects do jobs right and improve productivity by providing:
- Authoritative commentary from industry leaders that provides application guidance and interpretation of National Fuel Gas Code requirements, including new rules for bonding of gas piping.
- The entire 2009 NFPA 54 text for convenient reference.
- FAQs that highlight vital aspects of gas safety - things you can't afford to overlook.
- Hundreds of two-color charts, illustrations, and drawings plus four-color photos not found in the National Fuel Gas Code covering state-of-the-art equipment and installations.
Seven helpful supplements that expand your expertise, including a first-time supplement comparing changes in the 2009 NFPA 54 with previous Code editions. Other topics addressed include fuel gas odorization, tech background for residential carbon monoxide responders, calculation worksheets, development of revised venting guidelines, and more.
User-friendly features, such as end-sheets on how to use the Handbook; a list of figures, tables, and exhibits; and Code and commentary indexes streamline research and maximize your time.
Mitigate fire and explosion hazards with practical guidance.
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A Guide to Using the National Fuel Gas Code Handbook
This seventh edition of the National Fuel Gas Code Handbook contains the complete text of the 2009 edition of NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code.
From the Preface
- The 2009 National Fuel Gas Code Handbook includes the mandatory text (Chapters 1 through 13) of the Code and its accompanying nonmandatory annex material (Annex A through M). To distinguish the Code text from the commentary text, the Code and annexes are printed in black ink.
- An asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates that explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Annex A. For readers' convenience, this nonmandatory annex material has been placed within the body of the Code text in this handbook. Annex A explanatory material is printed in black and shares the same number or letter designation as the Code paragraph, preceded by the letter "A."
- Figures and tables that are part of the mandatory provisions of the Code appear in the Code text, as do Annex A figures. These figures are printed in black and are numbered in accordance with the paragraphs in which they are referenced.
- The commentary text in this handbook is written to assist users in understanding and applying the provisions of the Code. The commentary explains the reasoning behind the Code's requirements and provides numerous examples, tables, photographs, and illustrations. The commentary text is printed in blue type to distinguish it from the text of the Code. Please note that the commentary is not part of the Code and therefore is not enforceable.
- Commentary art is set within blue lines and labeled "Exhibit." The caption is printed in blue ink. The commentary exhibits, including both drawings and photographs, provide detailed views of the Code's concepts and are numbered sequentially throughout each chapter.
This seventh edition of the National Fuel Gas Code Handbook continues the work begun in 1988 to help users of the National Fuel Gas Code to understand and use the code more easily. The code must be written using a technically clear, usable and enforceable style suitable for adoption into law. This handbook provides commentary that brings the legalistic language of the code to life.
This handbook has grown considerably since its first edition published in 1988. New material in the code accounts for part of this growth, but most of the increase comes from added commentary, revised supplements, and calculation worksheets that are intended to be reproduced and used.
The purpose of this handbook is to assist enforcers or users of the National Fuel Gas Code in installing gas piping, gas appliances, and venting for gas appliances.
The 2009 edition of the code contains several important changes. The reader is referred to Supplement 8, Technical/Substantive Changes from the 2006 Edition to the 2009 Edition of NFPA 54, where the significant changes and the reasons thereof are explained.