"Millions of people rely on propane for a warm home, hot water and cooked food. Contrary to public perception, there's really no reason to fear propane, as long as installations are made in accordance with NFPA 58: LP-Gas Code.NFPA 58 has a huge impact on how the propane industry does business in the U.S. and puts all the regulatory authorities, inspectors, and AHJ's on the same page. More than 75 years of experience has gone into this document, and any installation that conforms to the latest Code is bound to be a safe installation."
"Changes in the 2008 edition of NFPA 58 address all recognized hazards.... For example, there's a provision for liquid transfer between cargo tank motor vehicles that gives operators comprehensive safety guidance that was lacking before. This single change will do much to ensure the safety of the propane industry workforce and the general public. Our industry keeps up with the most current edition of NFPA 58 whenever possible because it typically reflects the latest safety and technological advances.
Bruce Swiecicki, P.E.
Senior Technical Advisor
National Propane Gas Association