The oil company is probably commenting on the regulations for storage tanks (I hope). I agree with you that classified areas exist and need to be determined.
Originally Posted by saratoga1
The service should be installed away from the gas tank and IMO, a 10' minimum area around the gas tank is classified (to the height of the tank) as per Table 515.3. I refer to this table because the table in 514 does not mention above ground tanks. I believe the argument could be made that Table 515.3 is not applicable because by definition I don't think this would be called a bulk storage area. I believe the NFPA has other documents (like 30A) that would require the classification of the area around the gas tank and gas pump (and I think that info would be similar to Table 515.3).
and need an e stop circuit with a switch at the pump to brake the hot and neutral? I dont mind wiring the diesel tank, I wish the gas tank was not there!
It seems it would be easy to locate the tanks away from the service area (and transformer) and put sealoffs on a conduit that leaves the service panel and turns up (assuming underground conduit) at the tank. The estop could be located at the service panel (so long as it's not over 100' from the pump), that should help the price a little.
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