What You Need to Know about Cathodic Protection

Compliance with NFPA regulations is essential for propane companies to avoid fines and keep employees and customers safe. In 2011, NFPA 58 was altered to include new cathodic testing requirements for underground tanks. Has your company completed testing for the year?

Cathodic Testing for Underground Tanks

Cathodic testing and documentation is required under NFPA 58, 2011 edition, for propane companies that have installed or serviced newer underground tanks. Many underground tanks will be approaching their third required calendar testing.
Review the following questions to assess your company?s compliance with NFPA 58 requirements for underground tanks:

  1. Do you have an initial testing record and inspection form?
  2. Do you have completed follow-up testing, as required on a timely basis?
  3. Do you utilize technology or any system to track these follow-ups?
  4. Are your cathodic tests documented and accessible?
  5. Are your employees trained in proper cathodic testing methods?

If any of the above questions cause hesitation, contact the experts at P3 Propane Safety for hands-on training and the P3 Compliance System to track cathodic protection test dates and document results.

P3 Compliance System

The P3 Compliance System documents cathodic testing documentation and generates management reports to alert you when testing is due. P3?s industry best practice forms are available with guidance documents to make the testing and documentation process simpler for your company. Once the forms are complete and added to the Compliance System, it can detect missing information or errors and inform you of what corrective action is required. This cloud-based database has the capability to store, retrieve, and view all of your safety documentation and compliance data.

Hands-On Training

P3 Propane Safety provides technicians with hands-on field training to learn proper cathodic testing methods from experienced safety professionals.
Contact the experts at P3 Propane Safety to learn more about how we can help make cathodic protection simple for your company!