What Is the International Fuel Gas Code?


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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.

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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.

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