Special Inspections for Fuel Oil Storage and fuel oil piping system
Qualification requirements for Special Inspector
Primary Inspector or Inspection Supervisor: PE or RA; and • 1 year relevant experience OR • Licensed New York City Class A and B Oil Burner Equipment Installer; and • 1 year experience in the inspection of heating systems, Fuel burning-Fuel storage systems.
Supplemental Inspector(Alternative 1): Bachelors degree in Architecture, or Mechanical, Marine or Civil Engineering; and 3 years relevant experience.
Supplemental Inspector(Alternative 2):Technician with ICC Certification as a Residential or Commercial Mechanical Inspector; and 5 years relevant experience
What needs to be inspected in Fuel Oil Storage System
Fuel-oil storage equipment, including tanks, pumps,valves, transfer, return, fill and vent piping, hangers and bracing, fill and vent terminals, and related systems regulated by Section 1308 of the New York City Mechanical Code, shall be inspected for conformance with the approved construction documents and the manufacturers’ installation standards. Testing of fuel storage tanks and piping shall be performed in accordance with Section 1308 of the New York City Mechanical Code.Special inspection of seismic bracing shall be performed in accordance with Section 1707.7
Exceptions to the Testing of Fuel oil storage system
1. Testing for listed fuel oil storage tanks 660 gallons (2498 L) or less in capacity, supplied with a label or manufacturer’s certification attesting that the tank was factory tested to a testing standard indicated in Section 1308.1 of the New York City Mechanical Code.
2. Systems and equipment exempt from service equipment certificate of compliance in accordance with Section 28-116.4.1 of the Administrative Code.1704.18