UL 79
Standard for Power-Operated Pumps for Petroleum Dispensing Products

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Edition Number:10SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2016-04-29DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-04-29
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover products described in 1.2. Requirements for the installation and use of these products are included in the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, NFPA 30; the Automotive and Marine Service Station Code, NFPA 30A; and the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.2 These requirements cover electrically-, hydraulically-, or pneumatically-driven power-operated pumps for use with petroleum products in the following applications:

    a)    Self-contained flammable liquid dispensing devices and submerged pumps used in storage tanks that provide the petroleum product to remote control flammable liquid dispensing devices. They are intended for operation at discharge pressures of 50 pounds per square inch (psig) (345 kPa), or the marked maximum discharge pressure rating, when less, with the ambient and liquid temperature within the range of minus 20°F (minus 29°C) – 125°F (52°C).

    b)    Flammable liquid dispensing systems to transfer the petroleum product from a tank or container to a vehicle or another container. They are intended for operation at the marked maximum discharge pressure, or less, with the ambient and liquid temperature within the range of minus 20°F (minus 29°C) – 125°F (52°C).

    c)    Vapor recovery applications for flammable liquid dispensing devices. They are intended to operate under a vacuum at the inlet and a maximum discharge pressure of 50 psig (345 kPa), or marked discharge pressure, whichever is less.

    1.3 These requirements do not cover:

    a)    Oil burner pumps, which are evaluated under the Standard for Pumps for Oil-Burning Appliances, UL 343.

    b)    Pumps for engine-powered automotive equipment.

    c)    Pumps for marine use which are evaluated under the Standard for Mechanically and Electrically Operated Fuel Pumps for Marine Use, UL 1130.

    d)    Pumps for use in chemical, petrochemical, or petroleum processing plants; utility power plants; petroleum production facilities; pipeline pump stations; pipeline or marine terminals; or bulk plant distribution and related facilities.

    e)     Pumps used in mobile applications, such as on tank trucks, portable tanks, or portable containers mounted on vehicles.

    f)     Pumps rated more than 600 volts.

    g)     Pump assemblies also provided with a flammable liquid meter or electrically-operated shutoff valve, which are evaluated in accordance with the Standard for Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for Petroleum Products, UL 87.

    1.4 The pump assembly is not prohibited from being constructed such that it provides for the installation and use of a flammable liquid hose and hose nozzle valve.

    1.5 "Petroleum Products," as used herein, means gasoline, gasoline/alcohol blends up to 15% Ethanol or 15% Methanol, diesel fuel, fuel oil, lubricating oil, and the vapors of these fuels. Other petroleum products are not prohibited from being used in the pump when the materials comply with the requirements in Materials, Section 5, when the pump is evaluated using the additional liquids, and the additional petroleum products are marked on the pump as indicated in 74.1(f).

  • 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
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 Assembly
          • 5 Materials
          • 6 Bodies, Covers, and Heads
          • 7 Drive-Shaft Seals
          • 8 Diaphragms
          • 9 Springs
          • 10 Floats
          • 11 Air Separators
          • 12 Strainers
          • 13 Outlet Pressure Regulation
          • 14 Pressure Relief
          • 15 Mounting and Base
          • 16 Guards
          • 17 Piping and Fittings
          • 18 Hose Nozzle Valve, Hose, and Coupling
          • 19 Conduit Seals
          • 20 Electrical Equipment
          • 21 Supply Connections
          • 22 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 23 Insulating Material
          • 24 Internal Wiring
            • 24.1 Mechanical protection
            • 24.2 Types of wire
            • 24.3 Splices and connections
          • 25 Separation of Circuits
          • 26 Capacitors
          • 27 Grounding
            • 27.1 General
            • 27.2 Grounding identification
          • 28 Motors
            • 28.1 Construction
            • 28.2 Overload protection
            • 28.3 Brushes and brush holders
          • 29 Overload- or Thermal-Protective Devices
          • 30 Switches and Controls
          • 31 Spacings
          • 32 General
          • 33 Sharp Edges
          • 34 Enclosures and Guards
          • 35 Materials
          • 36 Surface Temperatures
          • 37 Locking Mechanism
          • 38 Control Application
          • 39 Secondary Circuits
            • 39.1 General
            • 39.2 Protection of wiring
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 40 General
          • 41 Retention Test for Screws and Bolts
          • 42 Deformation Test
          • 43 Leakage Test
          • 44 Leakage of Wire Seal Test
          • 45 Endurance Test
          • 46 Endurance Test for Air Separators
          • 47 Blocked Outlet Test
          • 48 Pressure Relief Test
          • 49 Hydrostatic Strength Test
          • 50 Float Buoyancy Test
          • 51 Dimensional Stability Test
          • 52 Weight Change Test
          • 53 Float Crushing Test
          • 54 Moist Ammonia-Air Stress Cracking Test
          • 55 Tests on Sealing Compounds
          • 56 Metallic Coating Thickness Test
          • 57 Coating Liquid Resistance Test
          • 58 Starting Current Test
          • 59 Input Test
          • 60 Temperature Test
            • 60.1 General
            • 60.2 Maximum normal load
          • 61 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 62 Grounding Continuity Test
          • 63 Rain Test
          • 64 Submersion Test
          • 65 Conductor Secureness Test
          • 66 Insulation Resistance Test
          • 67 Leakage Current Test
          • 68 Pneumatic Parts – Pressure Distortion Test
          • 69 Pneumatic Parts – Endurance
          • 70 Pneumatic Parts – Impact Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 71 General
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 72 General
        • RATING
          • 73 Details
        • MARKING
          • 74 General
          • 75 Cautionary Markings
          • 76 Permanence of Marking
    • APPENDIX A