The LP - Gas Section performs safety inspections of LP-Gas (propane) installations, inspects LP-Gas transportation vehicles and measuring systems, and inspects anhydrous ammonia installations.
Alternate Filling of Propane Tanks Due to Impact from Hurricane Matthew - October 12, 2016
Some propane suppliers in Eastern and Southern North Carolina are not able to fill their customers' tanks. This may be caused by the supplier not being able to operate, not having communication, or not being able to get from their location to their customers. Many of the tanks needing filling are for powering emergency generators and the call for fuel is in response to an urgent need. We have issued an enforcement discretion memo to allow a different company from the regular supplier to fill a tank if the regular supplier cannot be reached or if they state they are not able to deliver to that site. You may see the enforcement discretion memo by clicking here. This memo is in effect until October 21, 2016.
Composite Cylinder Recall Notice - May 29, 2013
Certain composite cylinders made by the Lite Cylinder Company have been recalled by the US DOT. See the recall notice for the DOT numbers included in the recall. This number is marked on the cylinder or on the enclosing frame. Customers who own these cylinders must stop using them and follow the instructions in the recall notice. Dealers must not fill these cylinders.
The 2014 edition of the LP-Gas Code is in effect in North Carolina.
We began enforcement of that edition on January 1, 2014. Work on the 2017 edition is nearing its conclusion and is expected to go into effect on January 1, 2017. Its status can be followed on the NFPA website under the Codes and Standards, Standards Development Process links.
Click here to be taken to the NFPA website to view the process or to order your copy.
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WARNING: Propane is not a compatible refrigerant. See the EPA's website concerning a warning against using propane as a refrigerant. Frost 22A is being marketed as a replacement for refrigerant in your home or business air conditioning unit. The warning is that any refrigerant containing propane or butane, including Frost 22A, may work well in your system, but presents a distinct safety risk to you, your family, or anyone who services the system if used in your home or business, especially if the system has a leak. For more details on this, see the Questions and Answers provided by the EPA.
Last revised on October 12, 2016