Comment period open for fluid-distribution RP

The comment period is now open for the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) draft of RP700, Recommended Practices for the Design and Maintenance of Fluid-Distribution Systems at Vehicle Maintenance Facilities.

The document was produced by the PEI Vehicle Maintenance Fluids Equipment Committee and provides a basic reference that consolidates information on design considerations and includes general guidelines for proper installation of safe, reliable, and functional centralized fluid-distribution systems for various types of vehicle-related fluids, according to PEI information.

The recommended practices apply to stationary, centralized fluid-distribution systems for vehicle related fluids such as lubrication oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, grease, antifreeze, and windshield washer fluid. The equipment covered includes supply containers (tanks, drums, pails, etc), piping and tubing, pumps, compressors, hoses, reels, nozzles, and other equipment typically used to construct the systems.

A printed copy of the RP700 draft has been mailed to all PEI members in the United States and Canada, along with a comment form.

Those interested in reviewing the draft can download a copy and submit comments directly from PEI’s Web site at pei.org.

Comments are due to PEI by Wednesday, March 18, 2009. The new RP is expected to be released mid-year 2009.

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