Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware is a 20-page manual representing a synthesis of previously unpublished petroleum marketing industry practices, manufacturers’ recommendations, and regulatory standards. This procedure is the consensus recommendation of the Petroleum Equipment Institute Electrical Continuity Testing Committee, which includes representatives from petroleum marketing, equipment manufacturing, service and installation contractor, and regulatory organizations. In addition, the Committee has had the benefit of reasoned comments submitted by parties interested in the petroleum marketing equipment industry.
PEI’s RP400 was written as an industry service to provide a concise recommended standard procedure for testing the electrical continuity of fueling hoses, breakaway valves, swivels, nozzles, and other hanging hardware used in dispensing petroleum products. The document focuses only on gasoline and diesel fuel-dispensing equipment typically attached to motor vehicle-fueling dispensers located at vehicle fueling facilities. Included are chapters covering when to test, testing equipment, safe work practices, test procedures, pass/fail criterion, locating and correcting problems and documenting test results. Two appendices present a sample form for recording continuity data and a picture summary of the continuity test procedure. An appendix of documents used for reference is included. Also, a laminated card containing full-color pictures illustrating the test procedure accompanies each copy of RP400.