Richard Fredenburg

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Richard Fredenburg is an LP gas engineer at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Standards Division. He is also a member of NFPA’s Technical Committee on LP Gases. Contact him at richard.fredenburg@ncagr.gov or 984-236-4752.

Posts by Richard Fredenburg

Create a culture of safety at your company Posted on 24 May 2024 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

The process of establishing a safe work culture begins with management’s support for the safe employee practices. Read more»

Anchoring propane containers Posted on 09 Apr 2024 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Protect yourself and others in the event of a flood or Hurricane. Read more»

New year brings new edition of NFPA 58 Posted on 18 Jan 2024 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Richard Fredenburg looks at the 2024 edition of NFPA 58 and explains how updates may affect the propane industry's work going forward. Read more»

Stay safe when installing, filling propane containers Posted on 13 Nov 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Management’s support is key to employees accepting and implementing self safety when installing or filling propane containers. Read more»

Insurance contributes to propane safety Posted on 12 Oct 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Site inspectors and insurance companies share the same concern for propane safety. Both want safe propane installations that protect life and minimize losses. Read more»

Changes are coming to NFPA 58 Posted on 18 Jul 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Be sure to understand the revisions in the next edition of the NFPA 58 LP gas code that are most relevant to your propane operation. Read more»

Understand enforcement’s perspective on mergers Posted on 15 Jun 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Richard Fredenberg offers an overview of how violations and penalties are handled after an ownership transition. Read more»

Lessons learned during field inspections of propane operations Posted on 30 Mar 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Throughout his career as North Carolina’s LP gas engineer, Richard Fredenburg has noted memorable misconceptions expressed during propane operation inspections. Read more»

Dig into transfer bulkhead design Posted on 02 Feb 2023 in the Blue Flame Blog & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Richard Fredenburg looks at how safety and technological development in the propane industry have impacted transfer bulkhead design. Read more»

Avoid common code violations when installing propane containers Posted on 02 Dec 2022 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Richard Fredenburg advises propane retailers: Follow the rules for tank and dispenser locations, and everyone will be safer. Read more»