|(a) LP-gas shall not be introduced into an ASME container
unless the container is equipped with an original nameplate or at
least one of the nameplates defined in this subsection permanently
attached to the container.
(1) Commission identification nameplate--A nameplate
issued under the procedures specified in §9.130 of this title
(relating to Commission Identification Nameplates) and attached by
an authorized representative of the Commission for the purpose of
identifying an ASME stationary container when the original nameplate
is lost or illegible.
(2) Duplicate nameplate--An additional ASME container
nameplate issued by the original manufacturer with duplicate information
as the original nameplate and clearly marked as a duplicate nameplate,
but installed in a remote location.
(3) Modification (or alteration) nameplate--A nameplate
issued and affixed by an ASME Code facility including only partial
information applicable to a modification or alteration performed on
(4) Replacement nameplate--A nameplate including the
identical information as the original nameplate and identified as
a replacement nameplate, but issued and affixed by the original manufacturer
or its successor company or companies when the original nameplate
is lost or illegible.
(b) Nameplate thickness for stainless steel nameplates
issued on or after September 1, 1984, shall be sufficient to resist
distortion due to the application of markings and fusion welding.
(c) Nameplates shall be attached in a location that
will remain visible after installation of the containers.
(d) Nameplates on containers built prior to September
1, 1984, shall include at least the following legible information:
(1) the name of container manufacturer;
(2) the manufacturer's serial number;
(3) the container's working pressure; and
(4) the container's water capacity.
(e) Nameplates on containers built on or after September
1, 1984, shall be stainless steel and permanently attached to the
container by continuous fusion welding around the perimeter of the
nameplate, and shall be stamped or etched with the following information
in characters at least 5/32 inch high:
(1) service for which the container is designed (underground,
aboveground, or both);
(2) name and address of container supplier or trade
name of container;
(3) water capacity of container in pounds or U.S. gallons;
(4) design pressure in pounds per square inch;
(5) the wording "This container shall not contain a
product that has a vapor pressure in excess of _______ psi at 100
(6) outside surface area in square feet;
(7) year of manufacture;
(8) shell thickness and head thickness;
(9) overall length of the container, the outside diameter
of the container, and dish radius of the heads;
(10) manufacturer's serial number;
(11) ASME Code symbol;
(12) minimum design metal temperature _______ F degrees
at MAWP _______ psi;
(13) type of construction "W"; and
(14) degree of radiography "RT-_______".
(f) Any replacement nameplate issued by an original
container manufacturer for containers constructed prior to September
1, 1984, shall be stainless steel and shall be affixed in accordance
with ASME Code. The owner or operator of the container shall ensure
that a copy of LPG Form 8 is filed with LP-Gas Operations when a replacement
nameplate is affixed.
(g) Nameplates on LP-gas motor or mobile fuel tanks
shall be permanently attached in a manner which will minimize corrosion
of the nameplate or its fastening means and not contribute to corrosion
of the container. If the nameplate is not continuously welded to the
container, then it shall be raised at least 1/4 inch but no more than
1/2 inch from the container's surface.
(h) In addition to a container nameplate, underground
containers shall have a system nameplate permanently attached to the
system in a location that will be readily accessible for inspection
when the containers are buried. Where the container is buried, mounded,
insulated, or otherwise covered so the nameplate is obscured, a duplicate
nameplate shall be installed in a clearly visible and accessible location.
(i) LP-Gas Operations may remove a container from LP-gas
service or require ASME acceptance of a container at any time if LP-Gas
Operations determines that the nameplate, in any form defined in subsection
(a)(1) - (4) of this section, is loose, unreadable, or detached, or
if it appears to be tampered with or damaged in any way and does not
contain at a minimum the items defined in subsection (d) of this section.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §9.129 adopted to be effective February 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 947; amended to be effective September 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 4810; amended to be effective February 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 122; amended to be effective December 24, 2012, 37 TexReg 9913