I am carrying out a project against fire in military installations where there is smoke-free powder for the manufacture of weapons ... what NFPA norm can I review?Thanks a lot
the project is in Mexico
You can refer to NFPA 495 Explosive Materials Code in general, but this code is not applicable to military purposes.
I appreciate your attention.I am trying to find what NFPA design base to implement in the armament factory.
If the design involves building life safety provisions, you may want to consult with NFPA 101, Life safety Code and NFPA 5000, Building Construction and Safety Code for the other building construction provisions.
In terms of 2018 NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, you may want to look into the industrial occupancies chapter 40.
It really depends on the process at the site US DOD has many documents that could assist you. I'd suggest looking at the Department of the Army Pamphlet 385–64 Safety Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards Department of the Army Washington, DC 24 May 2011 UNCLASSIFIED. Also, review DoD 4145.26-M DOD Contractor’s Safety Manual
For Ammunition and Explosives March 13, 2008.
Good luck, Bill
I think Bill's comments are great, you might also look at FM Global data sheets for Chemical operations DS 7-14. My experience, which is pretty limited to working with one of the other engineers that visited munitions facilities, I was the account engineer for one such account, it's about not putting all your eggs in one basket.
Small production lines, in small buildings, with ADEQUATE SPACE SEPARATION, the idea is to limit exposure to business by keeping the MFL / PML (Maximum Foreseeable Loss / Probable Maximum Loss) small. It's kind of an attitude of "when munitions work correctly they are supposed to blow up," so if something goes wrong, you are going to have a lot of damage. Storages generally did not have sprinklers, but production areas do.
Human Element programs are key, production areas should have the minimal amount of "in-process" work, or "just completed" work as possible.
Lastly I would say convince your employer to follow the separation principle. I am a believer of FM Global's all loss is preventable, but these places blow up, they just do, and small storages and small production areas with space separation help to keep the situation manageable. Additionally there will likely be some payback on the insurance side, or maybe just the ability to get insurance.
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