51A: Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants


Build acetylene cylinder charging plants and install systems using NFPA 51A.

NFPA 51A: Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants presents the most widely accepted safety requirements for the design, construction, and installation of acetylene cylinder charging plants, with requirements concerning:

  • Plant location
  • Acetylene generators
  • Gasholders
  • Compressors
  • Piping
  • Manifolds

Fully coordinated with NFPA 55: Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code, this 2012 edition of NFPA 51A includes new requirements related to building codes and standards and an all-new section on Mobile Acetylene Trailer Systems (MATS).

Staying up-to-code helps you protect workers, the public, and facilities.

NFPA 51A is a critical tool for architects, designers, installers, owners, AHJs, and anyone responsible for safety around acetylene cylinder charging operations.

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