5.3003.40 Fuel Delivery System for Fuel Oil—Mid and High Rise

Forced Air
System Assessment and Maintenance
Desired Outcome: 
Fuel oil is delivered safely and sufficiently
The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
Material and support

An approved pipe type in accordance with NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 31 will be installed and supported

Manual oil shut off valve, union joint, and filter fitting will be installed or presence verified

Prevent corrosion

Deliver fuel to system

Ensure material does not sag or leak

Line connections

Approved connectors for line fittings will be used

Approved filter fittings will be used

All lines will be tested for leaks

All work will be done by a licensed professional or qualified person

Install oil lines and ensure there are no leaks


Oil filter insert will be replaced or a new filter installed whenever an oil system is serviced or replaced

Ensure oil is free of debris


Installation of a pump will be verified with the existing/proposed equipment

The pump will be designed to manufacturer specifications based on fuel type, distance from tank, equipment size

Strainer will be installed in the supply of the pump

Provide adequate supply of fuel to the equipment

Ensure equipment durability