These regulations apply to (a) all factories and (b) all premises, places, processes,..." etc " where any highly flammable liquid (or liquefied petroleum gas) is present for the purposes of, or in connection with, any undertaking, trade or business."
It provides guidance on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of installations for fixed tank storage operating at, or near, atmospheric pressure. Relevant to chemical, petro-chemical, paints, solvents and pharmaceutical industries and generally applies to liquids with a sub-55 °C flashpoint (although also relevant to some liquids above 55 °C flashpoint if stored above flashpoint temperature).
Coverage of broader safety aspects like legalities, risk assessment, training and the more obvious headline hazards of fire and explosion, is supplemented by more specific studies of pertinent issues such as the location of tanks, loading/unloading facilities and security.
All LPG must be stored as per regulation requirements
The Chief Inspector may give an exemption if "he is satisfied that the requirements in respect of which the exemption is granted are not necessary for the protection of person employed." Section 3 of these regulations also list any other exemptions
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