New Project: Technical Basis for Separation Distances in NFPA Codes and Standards

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on May 6, 2013

Recent events, such as the Carbide Industries explosion in Louisville, Kentucky in March of 2011, have raised questions regarding the technical basis for the separation distances between hazardous storage/processes and occupied areas in NFPA standards, many of which have an historical basis. Guidance which may inform a sound technical basis for adjusting these distances has been requested by NFPA Technical Committees and the Foundation has initiated a project to develop this guidance.