• lightning arrestor installation/vapor area

    Greetings,   In our facility, there is loading/unloading rack where thousands of trucks are coming per day to fill hydrocarbon product to their tanker. the rack has canopy with thickness is greater...
    lsh0215
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  • Commercial Propane Leak Detection System

    We are looking for a Propane Leak Detection System to have installed in to our 18,000 SqFt warehouse. We have 40+ Fork Lifts that we store inside at night. We've only been able to locate stand alone plug-in units. T...
    arsenk
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  • Ethanol in drums storage room

    Hi all, need your help on HAC. For ethanol in drums (about 500kg each) in storage room (about 10 drums) with no activity to open the drum, should be classified as hazardous area or non-hazardous area? Those drums...
    lahar.baliwangi
    last modified by lahar.baliwangi
  • Best practices / legislation for design of industrial fire fighting facility

    I am currently in the process of designing an industrial fire fighting facility. I am looking for best practices / codes / legislation that can be used to design such a facilities and let the burns happen in a safe an...
    danfire
    created by danfire
  • What is your opinion about: Safety Instrumented Fire & Gas Systems?

    Dear Sirs.- I would like your opinions about Fire and Gas Systems and Safety Instrumented Systems
    guillermov
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  • What is preferred elevation of hydrogen gas transmission pipeline?

    A hydrogen gas transmission pipeline (~300 psi) will be constructed just outside my factory fenceline in China, along the plant entrance road .  Is it safer for this line to be installed underground or ...
    daniel.lewis
    created by daniel.lewis
  • Use of Plated Aluminum Components with Methanol

    NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces states the following:   13.5.9.8 Use of aluminum or lead components, including solders that contain lead, or other incompatible materials in tanks, piping, valves, fitting...
    cthomas86
    created by cthomas86
  • How to cross check the LPG tanks safety distances mentioned in NFPA 58

    Hi Everyone   The safety distances mentioned in NFPA 58 for LPG tanks storage is on basis of any calculations or it is as per some practical knowledge of some experts?  how can we calculate the distanc...
    nav822nav
    created by nav822nav
  • Safe distance between Engine exhaust and Fuel tank. A 300 Kva diesel engine exhaust silencer pointing towards a diesel tank of (capacity 35000 liters).

    I need to know the safe distance between 300 Kva diesel engine exhaust silencer pointing towards a diesel tank of (capacity 35000 liters).   We have a huge Diesel tank with its retaining boundary wall around the...
    afzaal
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  • NFPA 58 Piping Gasket Materials

    In section 6.9.3.5.5 of NFPA 58, is the requirement for a 1500F melting point for the metal material only or also the material confined within the metal of a gasket. We are considering a spiral wound gasket for flange...
    clyde.beer
    last modified by clyde.beer
  • NFPA 505, OSHA 1910.178

    In OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178, Powered Industrial Trucks, Table N-1 References the NFPA at the bottom of the table, with Reference #'s for NFPA 505, that I have not been able to find.  Can someone help redirec...
    matthew.goodall
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  • SILANE INFO REQUEST

    We have a customer using Silane which is highly flammable.   Do you have any information on this Class I, Group ____(?) designation?   Silane seems to have multiple chemical names, all of which are not i...
    vsifans
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  • Hazardous area classification (HAC) of interstitial spaces.

    I am involved in the construction of a large plant. The plant utilizes and distributes numerous flammable liquids and/or gasses (the primary ones being ethanol and formic acid). In certain areas this distribution and ...
    rrwo
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  • AFFF Suppression System Life Cycle

    In this community, I am sure there is an expert in our mist who can answer a question about an aging AFFF fire suppression system.    My question:  Is there a life cycle on a AFFF fire suppression syst...
    flowergurl
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  • Can we use stainless steel pipework for flammable gases in a gas house?

    Dear all,   We have found some information within the CSPA aerosol propellants safety manual that implies you can only use carbon steel schedule 80 pipework and forged steel fittings when dealing with vapors and...
    ross.hollands
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  • Flourine Free Foams ? Is there a suitable CAF based supression system

    From the Fluorine Free Foam (F3) market is there a suitable CAF based suppression system with performance testing in AR-AFFF replacement system? Looking at either monitor/cannon controlled areas for storage of combust...
    fermsb
    created by fermsb
  • Sprinklers Omission

    NFPA 13 and omission of sprinkler system: We are in the process of building a pyrolysis plant where pyrolysis gas and carbon black are by product.  The fire from both cannot be extinguished by water, and in addi...
    georgesk
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  • Bonding and Grounding

    I've looked in 30A, 30 and 77 - is bonding required when using a refueling tank truck on an industrial site and supplying diesel fuel to vehicles? Or only for gasoline refueling?  Is connecting the built in ...
    laura.davis
    created by laura.davis
  • NFPA 55 Scope and Applicability

    I am interested in the Correct and Compliant method of storing gas cylinders used for welding.   I purchased NFPA 51B ("Hot Work"), which refers back to NFPA 55 for cylinder storage requirements. ...
    david.will
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  • I need to Buy handbook for design&installation fire protection system

    I need to use handbook for design&installation fire protection system in Building , Factory , Hospital , School on my job. (Mechanical system) Please tell me about Important handbook. I need to Buy.   1. NF...
    bancha
    created by bancha