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john.teske#itsllcusa.com
Hello,  I am looking for information on how, or if iti  possible to take exception to NFPA 86 explosion relief requirements for Class A & B Natural Gas fired Ovens. My situation: I have an oven design that cannot physically meet the 15 to 1 relief area ratio requirement because of external structure and internal components? Is there a form or… (Show more)
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mekara28
Click to view contentPlease see the pendent sprinkler installation detail. According to NFPA 13 - 8.15.19 Return Bends tell us "8.15.19.1 Unless the requirements of 8.15.19.3, 8.15.19.4, or 8.15.19.5 are met, return bends shall be used where pendent sprinklers are supplied from a raw water source, a mill pond, or open-top reservoirs. 8.15.19.2 Return bends shall be… (Show more)
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lbrandt
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will NFPA be extending the DHA completion date described in Section 7.1.1.2 of NFPA 652? 
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japagley
Great resource here: NFPA 80 Fire Door Form You can finally mobilize your NFPA 80 form so the you can fill out the NFPA 80 form on your mobile phone or tablet. It even adds awesome robust functionality to it -- for example: capturing deficiencies, adding photos, e-signatures, etc.) You can even invite your team to join and collaborate.   NFPA 80…
saif.a.siddiqui
Whats is the NFPA definition of "Hose Allowance"    For Sprinkler System i.e foam system do we consider "Hose allowance" while sizing the fire pump?  My understanding was "Hose allowance" was added to the sprinkler demand to size the firewater storage. 
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bferland
Article 9.3.4.2.3 NFPA 61 permet to install bin vent on the top of tanks or bins. Can we put bin vent on the top of chute at the decharge of belt conveyor ?
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bferland
Click to view contentFor this typical transfer system, positive pressure, do i need explosion protection on cyclone, entrance and exit. The exit of the cyclone go to existing dust collectiing system.    The material to be transfer is cereal powder   The diameter of the cyclone is less than 30 inches    
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cfrench714
Our DRC checklist has a requirement for a 25' x 50' laddering area, the architect wants to know what triggers the requirement and the size of the area required. This is for a 5 story sprinklered and alarmed multifamily in So. Florida. I reached out to the retired plans examiner and all they could remember was "Over 2 Stories" but I need more than… (Show more)
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smiller11
Our company owns an oven that had been commissioned for use in drying volatile paints, classifying it as a Class A oven under NFPA 86. Since discontinuing work on that job, the oven has been left unused for a few years and we would like to convert it for potential use as a curing oven for powder coating. For context, the new process would require… (Show more)
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