Storage of butane-propane in static tank
LPG storages are useful and safe but are requesting
reliable installation. The regulation foresees controls during start-up and
commissioning but also during the life of the equipment. The table below is
giving you the regulatory controls in the different areas of
Above ground tank Start-up
Above ground tank Every 5 years
Safety valve above ground tank Every 10 years
Underground tank Start-up
Cathodic protection underground tank Every year
Underground tank Every 5 years
Safety valve underground tank Every 10 years
During the control we assess the conformity of the installation:
- Tank: technical aspect (tightness, safety distances, cathodic protection,…) as well as administrative aspects (permit, official certificates, …)
- Piping: “piping certificate” delivered by a CERGA approved company or after tightness test and visual examination of the installation by APRAGAZ.
Upon satisfactorily result of the inspection an approval report is deliverd by APRAGAZ in order to allow the LPG supplier to fill the installation.