• MAQs and empty containers - flammable liquids

    When determining whether the maximum allowable quantity (MAQ) has been exceeded for a particular control area, are empty containers that previously held flammable or combustible liquid to be included? No.  NFPA ...
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  • FEMA joins Fire Service Section Booth at C&E

    Representatives from FEMA will join NFPA Fire Service Section Executive Board members in the booth at C&E. Come by and hear some important and relevant information about Preparedness Initiatives for Flammable Liqu...
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  • NFPA 495 - When are you required to have Sprinklers for Smokeless Propellants?

    A frequent question I get is whether NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, requires the installation of sprinklers for a commercial stock of smokeless propellant at a location. The trigger for requiring sprinklers in th...
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  • NFPA 495 - The Production of Small Arms

    I get frequent questions about how to apply NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, to the production of small arms. The way the standard deals with this is by treating each location in the production process differently....
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  • NFPA 58 - New in 2014 - Automated Cylinder Exchange Stations

    A new section added to the 2014 edition of NFPA 58 are Automated Cylinder Exchange Stations. These stations are unmanned, automatic computer controlled cabinets that allow individuals to purchase and exchange propane ...
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  • NFPA 58 - New in 2014 Edition - VBP

    During the last revision cycle of NFPA 58 the Technical Committee decided to revise the document to include the following definition of Vehicle Barrier Protection (VBP).   "3.3.79* Vehicular Barrier Protection (...
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  • NFPA 82 - Crematoriums

    A frequent question I get here is whether or not NFPA 82 covers crematoriums under the definition of an Incinerator. Let's look at the definition of an Incinerator:   "3.3.7* Incinerator.    Equip...
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  • NFPA 484 open for Public Input

    The next edition of NFPA 484, Standard for Combustible Metals, is open for public input until July 6th, 2015. To submit a public input using the online submission system, select NFPA 484 from the Document information ...
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  • NFPA 58 - Important Building

    How do you classify an "Important Building" for separation distances in Chapter 6 of NFPA 58? In the standard we don't define this term, and leave it up to the AHJ.   I do have a couple reasons some AHJ's have d...
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  • NFPA 52 Reorganization

    The Vehicular Alternative Fuel Systems technical committee has been working on a complete reorganization of NFPA 52, the Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code.  This code covers both compressed and liquid natural g...
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  • How do we prepare for new refrigerants?

    As NFPA's Jesse Roman writes in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal, "a phase-out of environmentally damaging chemicals means that most refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners may soon be using flammable ref...
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