NFPA 30 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code

1-Day Training Course - November 6, 2019 Time: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm


Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village
1000 Busse Rd.
Elk Grove Village IL 60106
Phone: 847/427-5010

This seminar will teach the student to apply NFPA 30 concepts, requirements and fundamental safeguards for the storage and use of ignitable (flammable and combustible) liquids.

The seminar will provide enhanced information on safety parameters related to storage of ignitable liquids in Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) and Underground Storage Tanks (USTs).


  1. Administration / Definitions
  2. Definition and Classification of Liquids
  3. Fire and Explosion Prevention and Risk Control
  4. General Storage Requirements
  5. Occupancy Specific Storage Requirements
  6. Other Storage Requirements
  7. Dispensing, Handling, Transfer and Use
  8. Aboveground Storage Tanks
  9. Underground Storage Tanks
  10. Piping Systems

Upon completion of this class, students should be able to:

  1. List at least three examples of an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) involving Protectoseal products (Chapter 3)
  2. Define flammable and combustible liquids (Chapter 4)
  3. Assign the proper NFPA Classification to example liquids (Chapter 4)
  4. Define hazard analysis and list at least three elements included in a hazard engineering evaluation (Chapter 6)
  5. List at least three common ignition sources (Chapter 6)
  6. List four control measures to minimize ignitions from hot work (Chapter 6)
  7. Identify which type of containers are approved for storage of Class I, Class II and Class IIIA liquids (Chapter 9)
  8. Know where to find specific containerized liquids/warehouse requirements in NFPA 30 (Chapter 9, with references to Chapters 10-16)
  9. Know how a Class I liquid can be transferred or dispensed (Chapter 18)
  10. Identify appropriate tank design standards (Chapter 21)
  11. Apply siting requirements to locate ASTs (Chapter 22)
  12. Describe when AST spill control is required and list acceptable methods for their spill control (Chapter 22)
  13. Calculate the AST relief requirement for fire emergency relief venting (Chapter 22)
  14. Specify normal vent line sizing for USTs discharging up to 1,000 gallons per minute (Chapter 23)
  15. Explain why manifolding of tank vent piping should be avoided and how to protect the piping if manifolding is needed (Chapter 27)
  16. List three ways to protect piping support systems used for ignitable liquids (Chapter 27)