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Subchapter 4. Construction Safety Orders
Article 36. Fire Protection and Prevention
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§1937. Repairs and Alterations to LP-Gas Containers.

(a) No repairs or alterations involving flame, arc, or other method of welding, shall be made on any tank, cylinder, or system unless such tank, cylinder, or system shall first have been certified as free of combustible gases by competent personnel.

(b) No repair or alteration affecting the safety of the tank or cylinder shall be made to any LP-Gas tank or cylinder until the contemplated repair or alteration has been approved by a qualified inspector. Nothing in this order shall prohibit the exchange or interchange of valves, fittings, and accessories intended for the same purpose.

(c) All repairs affecting the safety of LP-Gas tanks shall be reported to the Division within twenty-one days (21 days) by the qualified inspector authorizing such repairs.

(d) Any welding necessary when making repairs or alterations to tanks shall be done by a welder qualified in accordance with Section IX of the ASME Code in the position or positions used in making the repair. Repairs to DOT cylinders shall be made under DOT regulations and control.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New NOTE filed 10-9-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 43).

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