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Compost Storage Protection

Question asked by bikerben on Jul 28, 2019

Hi there,

 

I have been asked to design a dry system to protect a composting storage vessel for a waste management facility.  The engineer is suggesting Class III Commodity, Solid Piled.

 

 I believe organic compost can contain nitrates, as do fertilizers.  Are there any special considerations that should be considered in the design?.   I believe "fertilizers" is included in the list of commodities not addressed by classification in NFPA 13.

 

Appreciate, input from anyone with experience in this area.

 

Thank you. 

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