• NFPA 22 Firewater Tank Exterior Inspection

    I am putting together a spec for AWWA D100 Firewater tank for a job in PA. The owner is looking into insulating the tank for freeze protection and to cut down on heating cost. But per NFPA 25, section 9.2.4.5, "Exteri...
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  • Will NFPA ever develop a code for Fire Instructor PPE specs?

    I have been in the fire service for 14 years and a Fire Instructor for the past 5. I was surprised to learn that there is no NFPA recommendation for INstructor gear. For those who have taught fire, you will know that ...
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  • Storage of flammable and combustible liquids

    Hello Team,   I have two questions regarding flammable and combustible liquids. Do the flammable and combustible liquid containers must be stored on a tray? Do they need to be grounded? Also, I would ...
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  • Combustible dust in grain handling and the use of hand held battery operated equipment

    I work as an Industrial Hygienist and I am doing work with a major Grain Handler.  One of the key risks is combustible dust and the question I have found difficult to answer is whether or not it is safe to use no...
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  • NFPA 499 & Outdoor Equipment Classifiction

    In NFPA 499 section 6.10 figures for recommended explosive dust classification state in the description that the figures are for indoor area.  Is this implying that for explosive dust classification outdoor locat...
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  • sandblast boothes

    what are the requirements (type of heads, are heads required, temp. of heads, etc.) for sandblasting booths?
    jdf65
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  • 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...
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  • Hot air welding

    Is hot air welding thermoplastic roofing material considered hot work under NFPA 51b?  
    johncosta
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  • Loading bulk containers inside of buildings?

    Good afternoon,    I've read through NFPA 30 looking for guidance on loading of liquid bulk containers inside of buildings.  NFPA 30 chapter 28.4.1 states that loading facilities for Class I liqui...
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  • Use of NFPA 80A for transformer protection

    Good day,   We are looking into protecting a building from a transformer (power generation facility) that is located within 6 meters from the building. The equipment surrounding the transformer is preventing us f...
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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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  • Propane System Training and Certification?

    Hello, does anyone know if any training is required for technicians to work on gas pressure regulators that are attached to a propane line for residential use?  I have a pretty big generator at my home in PA (38 ...
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  • Abrasive Blast Booth

    What are the requirements for suppression in an abrasive blast booth?
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  • Fire protection of oil tanks

    Hello, customer is looking for inert gas based fire suppression system for protecting reservoirs full of petroleum. What kind of inert gas system in accordance with NFPA 2001 would you recommend pls? IG-01, IG-100, IG...
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  • Storage requirements in underground hydroelectric generating plants

    We are researching technical guidance and best practice on the flammable liquid storage requirements in underground hydroelectric generating plants. In typical buildings, storage of flammable liquid is not p...
    pothier.celine
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  • Overriding Safeguards

    Per NFPA 79 9.2.4:   9.2.4 Overriding Safeguards. Where it is necessary to temporarily override one or more safeguards, a mode selection device or means capable of being secured (e.g., locked) in the desired mod...
  • 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...
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  • 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
  • DIESEL ENGINE FIRE WATER PUMPS

    Hi all I am planning to put in a Fire water pump in an area where electricity is a bit too far. I intend to put in 2 diesel engine driven fw pumps. One will be standby for other. Both have their own engines. Is there...
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  • Marking physcially rechargable extinguishers as "Non-Rechargable"

    A.3.4.2 : Some fire extinguishers that are physically rechargeable are marked “Nonrechargeable” and are therefore considered by this standard to be Nonrechargeable (nonrefillable) fire extinguishers. ? Do...
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