NEC Code Basics

Understanding Requirements for Commercial Garages and Fuel-Dispensing Facilities

Do you know the rules for fuels?

Article 511 applies to areas used for the service and repair operations of self‑propelled vehicles that use volatile flammable liquids or flammable gases (Fig. 1). Examples include passenger automobiles, buses, trucks, and tractors. If there’s any fuel dispensing in the building, the requirements of Art. 514 also apply.

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