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North Carolina & International Fire Codes For Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids At Petroleum Marketing Facilities

Tim Laughlin, P.E.


Course Outline

Fire codes and environmental regulations change constantly regarding the storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids at Petroleum Marketeering Facilities. Many state building code agencies are now adopting the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) as a national code consensus takes hold. North Carolina has adopted the IBC effective January 1, 2002.

To protect the motoring public and to enhance air quality, the NC Fire Code, IFC, US EPA and the NC Division of Air Quality has formulated regulations and codes regarding the storage of Petroleum. The NC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have also required that a Professional Engineer (PE) seal all plans regarding ASTs/USTs installations, piping, ancillary equipment upgrades, and vapor recovery system installations for further protection of the public and environment. .

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The course content is in a PDF file (460 KB) ASTFire_Code.pdf. You need to open or download this document to study this course.


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDHonline.com or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.