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Separation distances

Maximum LPG capacity Minimum separation distances
Of any single vessel in a group Of all vessels in a group
LPG capacity
(Tonnes)
Typical water capacity
(Litres)
LPG capacity
(Tonnes)
From buildings, boundary, property line or fixed source of ignition - without fire wall From buildings, boundary, property line or fixed source of ignition - with fire wall Between vessels
Metres Metres Metres
0.05 to 0.25 150 to 500 0.8 2.5 0.3 1
> 0.25 to 1.1 > 500 to 2,500 3.5 3 1.5 1
> 1.1 to 4 > 2,500 to 9,000 12.5 7.5 4 1

For further guidance on location and spacing for vessels and requirements concerning fire wall provision reference should be made to LP Gas Association - COP 1 part 1 and with respect to buried or mounded vessels LP Gas Association COP 1 part 4.

2016-08-11