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NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code


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NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code

For safety around flammable and combustible liquids, using the latest NFPA 30 is the first priority.

Enforceable under OSHA and many state and local regulations, NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code is the best practice widely used in industry and by insurers. The 2015 edition of the Code includes the latest and most complete criteria you need to protect your facility by ensuring safe storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids.

Changes respond to recommendations from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and proposals from the field:

  • New storage height restrictions in Chapter 10 address unprotected storage in unprotected mercantile occupancies.
  • Numerous amendments to Chapter 16 to correlate with NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler System rules concerning warehouse storage. The 2015 edition of NFPA 30 gives sprinkler system designers a better grasp of requirements and assists Code officials with plans review.
  • Revised Table 17.4.3 in Chapter 17. Increased mandatory separation distances for process vessels based on CSB recommendations.
  • New coverage in Section 18.4 includes first-time requirements for manual pressure-operated drum pumps.
  • New Section 19.7 governs the installation of bulk cooking oil storage and dispensing systems used in restaurants and prepared food manufacturing facilities.
  • Change to Subsection 22.11.4 sets a 50,000 gal. maximum capacity for all secondary containment-type storage tanks for all Class I, Class II, and Class IIIA liquids.
  • Changes to Chapter 27: Piping Systems revise requirements for low-melting materials based on CSB recommendations.

Get the criteria you need to design your facilities for better protection, comply with sprinkler requirements, and use safe operating practices.

Update to the 2015 NFPA 30 now. (Softbound, 154 pp., 2015)