Regulations and Uses
Storage of Fuel in a Stationary Environment
In the US to safely and legally store fuel, the fuel system must be installed
in accordance with the codes enforced by the local authority which has
jurisdiction that the tank is located in. Usually municipal authorities will
refer to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or directly enforce an applicable UL
(Underwiters Laboratory) Standard that is recognized by the NFPA as an
acceptable engineering standard for a tank that has integral or secondary
containment (either a dike or a dual wall designed tank).
There are several UL Codes that a steel fuel tank can be built to, such as
UL-142 and UL-2080.
A permit from the local jurisdiction having authority – (i.e. the local
municipal government, county, or state fire marshal) is usually required.