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Maximum Amount of Medical Gas Stored

by Brad Keyes, CHSP, on Nov 25, 2020 12:00:07 AM

Q: I have a question regarding medical gas cylinder storage. We have a gas manifold room in a business occupancy that meets the room requirements for quantities that exceed 3,000 cubic feet of non-flammable gases (it's 1-hour fire rated, meets all electrical and ventilation requirements, etc). What is the maximum amount of cubic feet of gases we can store in that room?

A: There is no maximum amount of cubic feet you can store in this room. Section 11.3.1 of NFPA 99-2012 does not limit how many cubic feet of nonflammable compressed medical gases in a properly rated room for storage of 3,000 cubic feet or more.

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