The International Fuel Gas Code addresses the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances through requirements emphasizing performance. Created in 1997, the IFGC is designed to safeguard the public health and safety in all communities.
The purpose of the IFGC is twofold. First, it establishes the minimum acceptable level of safety, including protection for the personnel that install, maintain, service, and replace gas-related systems and appliances. Also, it protects life and property from the potential dangers associated with the storage, distribution and usage of fuel gases and the by-products of combustion of the fuels. Fuels covered by the IFGC include natural gas, liquefied petroleum, manufactured gases and mixtures of these gases.