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PEI RP400-18 – Recom. Procedure for Testing of Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing(Special Order)


This 20-page recommended procedure has been produced by the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) and represents a synthesis of previously unpublished petroleum marketing industry practices, manufacturers’ recommendations, and regulatory standards. This procedure is the consensus recommendation of the PEI Electrical Continuity Testing Committee, which includes representatives from petroleum marketing, equipment manufacturing, service and installation contractors, and regulatory organizations. In addition, the Committee has had the benefit of reasoned comments submitted by parties interested in the petroleum marketing equipment industry.

PEI’s RP400-18 was written as an industry service to provide a concise recommended standard procedure for testing the electrical continuity of fueling hoses, breakaway valves, swivels, nozzles, and other hanging hardware used in dispensing petroleum products. The document focuses only on gasoline and diesel fuel-dispensing equipment typically attached to motor vehicle fueling dispensers located at vehicle fueling facilities. Included are chapters covering when to test, testing equipment, safe work practices, test procedures, pass/fail criterion, locating and correcting problems and documenting test results. Two appendices present a sample form for recording continuity data and a picture summary of the continuity test procedure. An appendix of documents used for reference is included, as well as a laminated card containing full-color pictures illustrating the test procedure.

The recommended procedure is a copyrighted publication by the Petroleum Equipment Institute, an international trade association for the petroleum marketing equipment industry. Established in 1951, PEI has over 1500 members located in all 50 states in the U.S. and 70 territories/countries. 20 pp.


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