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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 1RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 14REGULATIONS FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG)
SUBCHAPTER BGENERAL RULES FOR ALL STATIONARY LNG INSTALLATIONS
RULE §14.2107Stationary LNG Storage Containers

(a) Used LNG containers shall meet the requirements of §14.2104 of this title (relating to Uniform Safety Requirements) and any other applicable rules prior to being reused in LNG service.

(b) ASME, DOT and API containers shall be identified by attachment of a stainless steel nameplate in a location that will remain visible after the container is installed and by a method which will minimize corrosion of the nameplate, its means of attachment, and the container. The nameplate shall be marked with the following information:

  (1) manufacturer's name and date of construction of container;

  (2) nominal liquid capacity (in barrels or gallons);

  (3) design pressure (in psig) for methane gas at the top of the container;

  (4) maximum permissible density of liquid to be stored;

  (5) maximum level to which container may be filled with stored liquid;

  (6) maximum level to which container may be filled with water for test, if applicable; and

  (7) minimum temperature in degrees Fahrenheit for which the container was designed.

(c) Openings on storage containers shall be marked with a sign or tag showing the function of the opening. The markings shall remain readable during all operating conditions and shall be located to minimize the effects of possible frosting.

(d) Shop-fabricated and shop-tested LNG containers shall be leak-tested to 90% of the pressure relief valve setting after being installed and filled with LNG.


Source Note: The provisions of this §14.2107 adopted to be effective May 26, 2003, 28 TexReg 4100

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