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Old 18-05-2011, 08:29   #1
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ABYC Code on Propane Storage

Can someone point me to the ABYC language on storing propane onboard? I have a very well made air tight locker with a vent in the bottom that is plumbed to the outside of the hull but is located below decks. I know everyone is paranoid about storing propane below decks but I would like to see just what ABYC has to say about it. The locker on my boat seems like a perfectly acceptable way to store the propane and I am comfortable using it in conjuction with all the other safety gear including solenoid and fume detectors. Its location makes a short hose run to the stove where a locker on deck would require a long and convoluted hose run. I just want to make sure I can do this in compliance. The locker is currently in use to store CNG but I am in the process of converting.
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Old 19-05-2011, 10:17   #2
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Re: ABYC Code on Propane Storage

Google LPG and ABYC
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In Section A-1.8 LPG Lockers
A-1.8.2 Installation
A- LPG lockers shall be installed so that the locker opens only directly to the outside atmospher, and
A- If a LPG locker is installed inside a boat locker, the LPG locker shall be located as high and as close to the boat locker's opening as possible in order to apply with A-1.8.2.
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Re: ABYC Code on Propane Storage

Indeed. (What Patrick said)
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