UL 1238
Standard for Control Equipment for Use with Flammable Liquid Dispensing Devices

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Edition Number:6SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2015-07-10DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-09-07
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover electrical equipment used for the control and monitoring of flammable liquid and LP-Gas dispensing devices rated 600 volts or less. Such control equipment is intended to be installed in ordinary locations in accordance with the National Electrical Code , NFPA 70.

    1.2 These requirements also cover electrical control equipment that is capable of being installed in or over a hazardous area as defined by the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code , NFPA 30. Electrical control equipment for installation in a Class I, Division 1 or Division 2 hazardous area shall comply with the applicable requirements for the Hazardous Location protection method employed. See Appendix a for a list of appropriate standards.

    1.3 These requirements cover general-use field-installed equipment. They also cover controls intended to be factory installed on or in certain devices as operating controls. Typical devices covered by these requirements include:

    a)    Communication Units – Visual, pulse, or audio devices which complies with the transmittal of data or information. Such devices include audio or visual systems between the service station attendant and the customer, and data processing systems between the service station and a remote data processing terminal.

    b)    Control Consoles – Prepay, post-pay, remote totalizing, or remote actuating and monitoring devices located indoors or within a structure some distance from the dispensing device.

    c)    Credit Acceptance Units – Dollar bill, coin, token, pulse, or credit card activated devices which are capable of being installed on, adjacent to, or away from the dispensing device.

    d)    Electric Computer Resets – Electrically authorized or electrically operated devices which reset a mechanical computer.

    1.4 These requirements do not cover safety or emergency controls which automatically or manually interrupt the operation of a dispensing device.

    1.5 The term "device" refers to any equipment covered by this standard.

    1.6 These requirements do not cover purely mechanical systems such as hose nozzle attachments and pneumatic or hydraulic actuators.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Components
            • 2.2 Units of measurement
            • 2.3 Undated references
          • 3 Glossary
          • 4 Instructions
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 Frame and Enclosure
            • 5.1 General
            • 5.2 Covers
            • 5.3 Cast metal
            • 5.4 Sheet metal
            • 5.5 Nonmetallic
            • 5.6 Glass panels
            • 5.7 Openings
            • 5.8 Ventilating openings
            • 5.9 Other openings
            • 5.10 Wiring openings
            • 5.11 Speaker openings
          • 6 Raintight and Rainproof Enclosures
          • 7 Operating Mechanism
          • 8 Corrosion Protection
          • 9 Protection of User and Service Personnel
          • 10 Field Wiring Connections
            • 10.1 Permanently connected devices
            • 10.2 Terminal compartments
            • 10.3 Wiring terminals and leads
            • 10.4 Cord- and plug-connected devices
          • 11 Internal Wiring
            • 11.1 General
            • 11.2 Wires
            • 11.3 Splices and connections
            • 11.4 Interconnecting cords and cables
          • 12 Grounding
          • 13 Bonding of Internal Parts
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Construction and connections
        • ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
          • 14 Switching Devices
          • 15 Capacitors
          • 16 Transformers
          • 17 Motors
          • 18 Heaters
          • 19 Insulating Material
          • 20 Insulating Barriers
          • 21 Secondary Circuits
          • 22 Separation of Circuits
          • 23 Low-Voltage Class-2 Circuits
          • 24 Limited Current Circuits
          • 25 Barriers
          • 26 Printed-Wiring Boards
        • SPACINGS
          • 27 General
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 28 General
            • 28.1 Test voltage
            • 28.2 Additional tests
          • 29 Input Measurement Test
          • 30 Output Measurement Test
          • 31 Maximum Voltage Output Measurement Test
          • 32 Normal Temperature Test
          • 33 Operation
          • 34 Overload and Endurance Test
            • 34.1 General
            • 34.2 Overload
            • 34.3 Endurance
          • 35 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 36 Aging Test
          • 37 Low-Voltage Class-2 Transformer Test
            • 37.1 General
            • 37.2 Open-circuit secondary voltage
            • 37.3 Current output
            • 37.4 Volt-ampere capacity
            • 37.5 Burnout
            • 37.6 Dielectric withstand
          • 38 Limited Current Test
          • 39 Nonmetallic Enclosures
            • 39.1 General
            • 39.2 Thermal aging conditioning
            • 39.3 Flammability test
            • 39.4 Elevated temperature test
            • 39.5 Impact test
          • 40 Snap-On Covers
            • 40.1 General
            • 40.2 Squeezing force test
            • 40.3 Pull force test
            • 40.4 Impact test of snap-on covers
          • 41 Rain Test
          • 42 Water Penetration Test
          • 43 Component Faults
          • 44 Heater Maximum Temperature Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION LINE TESTS
          • 45 General
            • 45.1 Details
            • 45.2 Production line dielectric voltage-withstand test
        • RATING
          • 46 General
        • MARKING
          • 47 General
    • APPENDIX A