Thanks to the fact that Blue Energy Fuels (BEF) business partners have been building CNG fueling equipment and stations for over twenty years, we’ve seen just about every different type of building code imaginable. But, since CNG is a totally new concept in many towns, we have to be prepared to answer a lot of questions from city engineers, fire marshals, and code departments.
Fortunately most cities and town use the national code books. Part 52 of the National Fire Protection Code is used almost everywhere, plus the sections of the national electrical and plumbing codes are very common. Occasionally we will find a city has their own version of these rules and requirements. BEF’s engineers always go out of their way to look for these variations. They meet face to face with the planning departments at each city. This process, although time consuming pays big dividends when it come to receiving a building permit in a timely manner.