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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 1RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 9LP-GAS SAFETY RULES
SUBCHAPTER BLP-GAS INSTALLATIONS, CONTAINERS, APPURTENANCES, AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
RULE §9.136Filling of DOT Containers

(a) In addition to NFPA 58 §7.4.2.1, DOT containers of less than 101 pounds LP-gas capacity, other than containers designed to be used on forklift or industrial trucks, shall be filled by weight only. The weight of such containers shall be determined by scales that meet the specifications of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Handbook 44. Scales at licensees' facilities shall be currently registered with the Texas Department of Agriculture. The scales shall have a rated weighing capacity which exceeds the total weight of the cylinders being filled. The scales shall be accurate during the filling of the cylinder. The formula for filling LP-gas containers by weight under this section is as follows:

  (1) The propane capacity in pounds is determined by multiplying the total water capacity in pounds by .42.

  (2) Add the tare weight of a cylinder to the liquid weight of the product plus the weight of the hose and nozzle. The total weight of these three is the proper scale setting.

(b) Containers designed to be used on forklifts or industrial trucks shall be filled as specified in NFPA 58, §11.12.


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.136 adopted to be effective February 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 947; amended to be effective September 10, 2001, 26 TexReg 6883; amended to be effective September 29, 2003, 28 TexReg 8318; amended to be effective February 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 122

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