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Require the abandonment of existing gas piping be done in accordance with ASME B31.8,
and require that any abandoned pipe be physically disconnected from any possible source of
gas supply (with a minimum three foot section of the abandoned pipe removed).
e. Interior Natural Gas Piping Systems. Require the design and installation of the
interior gas piping system to be in conformance with the manufacturer's recommendations and
applicable provisions of NFPA 54, and AGA-01.
f. Fuel Storage and Piping Systems. Design and installation of fuel storage tanks and
piping must be in compliance with the criteria guidance in CEGS 13202. Note that fuel
systems shall conform to environmental regulations except that underground fuel storage
tanks and piping shall be double wall. Also, note that the interior of fuel storage tanks must be
coated in accordance with CEGS 09873. A reference requirement to CEGS 13202 will insure
that fueling systems will offer necessary protection of the environment in accordance with
Army and DOD policy for fuel systems. A coating requirement reference to CEGS 09873 will
ensure compliance with Defense Fuel Supply Center policy and will ensure that the most life
cycle cost-effective coatings will be provided. Include applicable portions of the CEGS
specification in the RFP. There are also some standard designs for Fuel Storage and Piping.
If appropriate, these may be used by including them in the RFP. Additional information for
liquid fuel systems is available in MIL-HDBK-1022, Petroleum Fuel Facilities.
g. Elevators. Refer to Engineering Instruction (EI) 14M001, Elevator Systems; CEGS
14210, Elevators, Electric; and CEGS 14240, Elevators, Hydraulic. Government elevator
inspectors use the provisions of those documents for certification. If elevators do not comply,
there is a good chance that the elevators will not be certified, resulting in an expensive
contract modification prior to acceptance. Compliance only to ASTM A17.1 is not adequate.
There are many general provisions in that standard which could be interpreted by Contractors
in ways that may not be considered safe, or in accordance with good engineering practice.
h. Consider a requirement to design for future expansion.