The National Fire Protection Association pamphlet 58 (NFPA 58) provides minimum distance requirements for setting various types of propane containers on a customer’s property.

These distance requirements pertain to ignition sources, vent/air intakes, building openings below level of (propane gas) discharge, and property lines/important buildings.

Many of the distance requirements vary with the type of container being set, such as an underground ASME tanks, DOT stationary cylinders, and above ground ASME tanks of varying capacities.

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