15-26-160 Emergency controls.
   The provisions of this section shall apply to all existing as well as newly installed tanks. All tanks, piping and fittings shall be compatible with the materials to be stored or handled. Outlets and inlets of all aboveground tanks shall have a shutoff valve as close as possible to the tank, with no branches or outlets between the tank and valve. All inlet pipes shall have an additional check valve as close as possible to the tank valve. In addition to any other valves, when the stored material is reactive with air or water there shall be a valve at each pipeline connection to any tank below the liquid level, which valve shall be effective inside the tank shell or head and can be operated manually to prevent the flow of liquid from the tank even though the pipelines are broken from the tank. All remote reach rods to valves shall be of substantial construction and shall be accessibly located and clearly marked "Emergency Shut-Off Valve". There shall be an effective flexible connection between that tank valve and piping system or the piping shall be so arranged with swing joints to prevent stress and strain between the piping system and tank. Where the exterior piping and sides of the tank are not inert to the material being stored, the piping, piping supports and tank shall be made inert by coating or some other means to one and one-half times the height of the dike.
(Coun. J. 12-9-92, p. 25465; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-96, p. 15616)