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UP GAS Detection Systems strictly follows and enforces all local and national standards and codes*

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

The NFPA establishes fire safety standards, including standards for the safe operation of processes.

  • System Installation:
    • NFPA 55 – Compressed Gas for Industrial and Medical Facilities.
    • NFPA 70 – National Electric Code.
  • Ovens and Furnaces:
    • NFPA 86 – Standards for ovens and furnaces.
    • Basic Fire Protection Properties:
    • NFPA 325 – Guide to Fire Hazard Properties of Flammable Liquids, Gases, and Volatile Solids.
  • Purged and Pressurized Enclosures:
    • NFPA 496 – Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment.


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OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The OSHA establishes and enforces protective standards to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of America's workers.

  • OSHA 1910.107 - Spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials.
  • OSHA 1910.103 - Hazardous materials Hydrogen.

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FMR – Factory Mutual Research

The FMR audits insured facilities for compliance to acceptable safety standards.

  • Hazardous Locations Requirements:
    • FM Class 3600 – Hazardous Location General Requirements.
    • FM Class 3615 – Explosion Proof Electrical Equipment General.
    • FM Class 3611 Class I Division 2 – Hazardous Locations.
    • FM Class 3610 Class I, II, III Division 2 – Intrinsically Safe Apparatus & Associated Apparatus.
  • Performance Criteria:
    • FM Class 6310 – Combustible Gas Detectors.
    • FM Class 6320 – Combustible Gas Detectors.​
  • Electrical Utilization:
    • FM Class 3810 – Measuring and Process Control Equipment.


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CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

The CFR is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. Every system in use must meet all federal and state regulations in order to operate safely.

  • Performance Criteria:
    • 40CFR60 Method 25A – Performance criteria for monitoring hydrocarbon destruction systems, solvent recovery breakthrough, waste incinerators, and other applications.
    • 40 CFR 60.18 General Control Device Requirements. (Flares)
    • 29CFR1910.103 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards: Hydrogen.


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ISA – Instrument Society of America

The ISA is globally recognized as a standards writing organization, developing consensus standards and protecting facilities from flammable hazards.

  • General Requirements:
    • ISA S82.01 – Safety Standard for Electrical and Electronic Test, Measuring, Controlling, and Related Equipment.
  • Hazardous Locations Requirements:
    • ISA S12.12 Class I, II Division 2 and Class III Division 1, 2 – Nonincendive Electrical Equipment.
    • ISA S12.0.01 Class I Zone 0, 1 – Electrical Apparatus General Requirements.
    • ISA S12.1 – Definitions and Information Pertaining to Electrical Instruments.
    • ISA S12.16.01 Class I Zone 1 – Electrical Apparatus Type of Protection: Increased Safety "e".
    • ISA S12.22.01 Class I Zone 1 – Electrical Apparatus Type of Protection: Flameproof "d".
    • ISA S12.23.01 Class I Zone 1 – Electrical Apparatus Type of Protection: Encapsulation "m".
  • Performance Criteria:
    • ISA SP12.13.01 – Performance requirement for combustible gas detectors.
    • ISA RP12.13.01 Part 2 – Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Combustible Gas Detection.
  • Instruments:
    • ISA S82.03 – Safety Standard for Electrical and Electronic Process Measurement and Control Equipment.
    • ISA S84.01 – Application of Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industries.
  • International Building Codes:
    • ISA 51.105 (e) - Gas Detection Systems.
    • ISA 51.107 (c) - Gas Detection in Storage cabinets.
  • Pressurized Enclosures:
    • ISA 12.04.01 (IEC 60079-2) – Electrical Apparatus for Explosive Gas Atmospheres.
  • System Installation:
    • ISA RP12.24.01 Class I Zone 0,1,2 – Recommended Practices for Classifications for Electrical Installations.

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ANSI – American National Standards Institute

The ANSI is a private, non-profit organization that administers, promotes, and facilitates the U.S. voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems. ANSI is also the official U.S. representative to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) publishes a number of their standards.

  • Electrical Utilization:
    • ANSI/NEMA 250 – Enclosures for Electrical Equipment .

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