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Guidance for Design, Construction, Modification, Maintenance and Decommissioning of Filling Stations - PDF Version


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The fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of facilities for the storage and dispensing of vehicle fuels at either retail or commercial premises, as well as those involved in the enforcement of regulations applicable to such sites.


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Guidance for Design, Construction, Modification, Maintenance and Decommissioning of Filling Stations - Hardcopy

The fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of facilities for the storage and dispensing of vehicle fuels at either retail or commercial premises, as well as those involved in the enforcement of regulations applicable to such sites.

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APEA Yearbook 2019

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Requirements and rationale for the acceptance of petrol filling stations located under residential, hotels or commercial property

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Code of Practice for Ground Floor Multi Storey and Underground Car Parks (2nd Edition, 1995) PDF version

This guidance document covers the fire separation, ventilation, means of escape, firefighting equipment and drainage issues that are involved in car park construction.




Guidance on hydrogen delivery systems for refuelling of motor vehicles, co-located with petrol fuelling stations

This publication provides guidance for companies that provide hydrogen for the refuelling of motor vehicles and for authorities responsible for granting permits and supervising these companies when co-location with petrol filling stations (PFS’s) is proposed.




APEA Guidance on Storage and Dispensing of High Blend Ethanol Fuels including E85 at Filling Stations 2008

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