PEI updates electrical continuity document

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Updated Apr 30, 2012

The Petroleum Equipment Institute announced that the 2012 edition of Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware (PEI/RP400-12) now is available for purchase. The newly revised and updated PEI/RP400-12 – based on the original document that first was published in 2002 and reaffirmed in 2007 – is a 20-page manual representing a synthesis of petroleum marketing industry practices, manufacturers’ recommendations and regulatory standards.

PEI/RP400-12 represents the consensus recommendation of the PEI Electrical Continuity Testing Committee, which includes representatives from petroleum marketing, equipment manufacturing and regulatory organizations, as well as service and installation contractors.

The document was written as an industry service to provide a concise recommended standard procedure for testing the electrical continuity of fueling hoses, breakaway valves, swivels, nozzles and other hanging hardware used in dispensing petroleum products. The document focuses on gasoline and diesel fuel-dispensing equipment typically attached to motor vehicle fueling dispensers located at vehicle fueling facilities.

Included are chapters covering testing times and equipment, safe work practices, test procedures, pass/fail criterion, locating and correcting problems and documenting test results. Two appendices present a sample form for recording continuity data and a picture summary of the continuity test procedure.

The single-copy price for RP400-12 is $40 for PEI members or $95 for nonmembers. PEI’s recommended practice can be purchased by going to or by calling 918-494-9696.