PEI/RP 300 is a 62-page Recommended Practices manual, published by the Petroleum Equipment Institute, providing concise instructions for installation and testing of Stage I and Stage II equipment. The document focuses only on vapor-recovery systems located at vehicle fueling facilities. It has been completely revised, reorganized and expanded to include the most recent revisions by the California Air Resources Board to the vapor-recovery testing procedures. RP300-04 supersedes and replaces the previous 1997 publication.
The manual contains chapters, drawings and photographs on all phases of proper vapor-recovery equipment installation and testing along with a new chapter of definitions. Included are chapters covering Stage I and Stage II vapor-recovery systems, Stage II vapor recovery system components, aboveground and underground piping and fittings, pressure decay testing, dynamic backpressure testing, air to liquid volume ratio testing, electrical installation, testing and inspection, and documentation and training. There are also appendices presenting pressure decay test tables, sample forms for recording test data and an appendix of documents used for reference.