National Fire Code of Canada 2010 - Handling

NFC of Canada 4.1.8. Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids

4.1.8.1. Containers and Storage Tanks
1) Except as provided in Sentence 4.1.8.4.(1), flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall be kept in containers conforming to Subsection 4.2.3 or in storage tanks conforming to Subsection 4.3.1.
2) Containers and storage tanks for flammable liquids or combustible liquids shall be kept closed when not in use.
3) Containers and storage tanks shall not be filled beyond their safe filling level.
4.2.3.1. Design and Construction
1) Except as permitted in Article 4.2.3.3., containers and portable tanks for flammable liquids or combustible liquids shall be built in conformance with the following:
a) TC SOR/2008-34, "Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR),"
b) CSA B376-M, "Portable Containers for Gasoline and Other Petroleum Fuels,"
c) CSA B306-M, "Portable Fuel Tanks for Marine Use,"
d) ULC/ORD-C30, "Safety Containers," or
e) CSA B620, "Highway Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

NFC of Canada 4.1.8.2. Control of Static Electric Charge

1) When Class I liquids are dispensed from or into a container or a storage tank,
a) if made of metallic or electrically conducting material, such container or tank shall be electrically connected to the fill stem, or rest on a conductive floor that is electrically connected to the fill stem, or
b) if the container or tank is made of non-electrically conducting material, measures shall be taken to minimize the potential for static electric charge to develop (see Appendix A).

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