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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 §14.2116Transfer of LNG

(a) Venting of LNG is prohibited as part of routine activities, except for the following:

  (1) as provided for in §14.2119 of this title (relating to Transport Vehicle Loading and Unloading Facilities and Procedures); and

  (2) through a trycock installed on a stationary storage tank during filling of the tank.

(b) LNG being transferred into stationary storage containers shall be compatible in composition or temperature and density with the LNG already in the container. When making transfers into fueling facility containers, the LNG shall be transferred at a pressure that will not exceed the set pressure of the pressure relief device.

(c) When the composition or temperature and density are not compatible, measures shall be taken to prevent an excessive rate of vapor evolution.

(d) At least one licensed or certified individual shall be in attendance while unloading is in progress.

(e) Ignition sources shall not be permitted within 25 feet of the transfer area or within the distances specified as classified areas in Table 1 of §14.2513 of this title (relating to Electrical Equipment) while transfer of LNG is in progress.

(f) Measuring instruments shall be provided to determine that containers are not overfilled.


Source Note: The provisions of this §14.2116 adopted to be effective May 26, 2003, 28 TexReg 4100

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