Department of Agriculture - Stationary Ammonia Systems - Location of containers.


Published: 1978-11-18

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(A) Consideration shall be given to the physiological effects of ammonia as well as to adjacent fire hazards in selecting the location for a storage container. Containers shall be located outside of any building or in a building or section thereof especially approved for this purpose;

(B) Containers shall be located at least fifty feet from a dug well or other sources of potable water supply;

(C) The location of permanent storage containers shall be outside densely populated areas;

(D) Container locations shall comply with the following table:

Minimum distances (feet) from Container to:
Nominal Capacity of Container (Gallons)Line of Adjoining Property which may be built upon, Highways & Mainline of RailroadPlace of Public AssemblyInstitution Occupancy
Over 500 to 2,00025 150200
Over 2,000 to 30,00050 300500
Over 30,000 to 100,00050 450750
Over 100,00050 6001,000

(E) Storage areas shall be kept free at all times of readily ignitable materials such as, but not limited to, waste, weeds and long dry grass.