Chapter 4101:3-12 Piping and Storage Systems

4101:3-12-01 Special piping and storage systems.

[Comment: When a reference is made within this rule to a federal statutory provision, an industry consensus standard, or any other technical publication, the specific date and title of the publication as well as the name and address of the promulgating agency are listed in rule 4101:3-15-01 of the Administrative Code. The application of the referenced standards shall be limited and as prescribed in section 102.5 of rule 4101:1-1-01 of the Administrative Code.]



1201.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter and Chapter 53 of the fire code shall govern the design and installation of piping and storage systems for nonflammable medical gas systems and medical oxygen systems. All maintenance and operations of such systems shall be in accordance with Chapter 34 of the building code and the applicable chapters of the fire code.



1202.1 Nonflammable medical gases. Nonflammable medical gas systems, inhalation anesthetic systems and vacuum piping systems shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 99.


1. This section shall not apply to portable systems or cylinder storage.

2. Deleted.

1202.2 Enforcement. Plan review and inspection of nonflammable medical gas and vacuum systems shall be performed by one of the following:

1.A building department certified to enforce medical gas systems and having in its employ or under contract a certified medical gas inspector; or

2. A local health district requesting enforcement responsibility and having in its employ or under contract a certified medical gas inspector; or

3. If a certified department does not hold the certification to enforce medical gas piping system requirements and a local health district does not request enforcement authority, then the enforcement shall be done by the division of industrial compliance in the department of commerce.



1203.1 Design and installation. Deleted.

Replaces: 4101:3-12-01

Effective: 11/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3781.10(A), 4104.43(A)(2)
Rule Amplifies: 3781.10 , 3781.11, 3791.04
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/02, 1/1/04, 3/1/05, 7/1/07, 11/1/11

4101:3-12-01.1 Scope. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 7-1-07

4101:3-12-02.2 Enforcement. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 7-1-07

4101:3-12-02.3 Inspection. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 3-1-05

4101:3-12-03.1 Design and Installation. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 7-1-07

4101:3-12-03.2 Inspection. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 3-1-05