NFPA 32: Standard for Drycleaning Plants

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2016 NFPA 32
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Reduce fire and explosion risks and protect people and property with NFPA 32: Standard for Drycleaning Facilities.

The drycleaning industry is evolving. Environmental regulations and other advancements have introduced new solvents to the field, which pose different hazards to fire safety. The 2016 edition of NFPA 32: Standard for Drycleaning Facilities provides the latest requirements based on the type of solvents and equipment used. It also helps companies avoid prohibited activities that could spell disaster.

Know how to ensure the safety of daily operations in today's drycleaning plants.

Completely reorganized for ease of use, the Standard presents the latest provisions to assist designers, engineer, contractors, and installers responsible for facility construction, installation of drycleaning equipment, and fire protection. It also helps code officials and facility managers evaluate whether the right safeguards are in place to prevent fires and explosions involving drycleaning processes and work practices -- to further minimize the injuries and property damage from these potentially devastating types of incidents.

The 2016 edition of NFPA 32 presents:

  • New definitions of Versions I-IV drycleaning equipment
  • New requirements based on both the flammability of the solvent and the version of equipment being used with that solvent
  • A time-saving new flow chart that directs users and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) to the relevant requirements
  • A new spreadsheet in the annex that further assists AHJs with how NFPA 32 should be applied for various solvent types

Update your knowledge and improve your ability to correctly apply requirements and inspect facilities.

Improve safety with the latest edition of NFPA 32. Save lives and protect property by staying up-to-code. (Softbound, 22 pp., 2016)

NFPA® 32 Standard for Drycleaning Facilities, 2016 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope.
1.2 Purpose.
1.3 Retroactivity.
1.4 Equivalency.
1.5 Enforcement.
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General.
2.2 NFPA Publications.
2.3 Other Publications.
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General.
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
3.3 General Definitions.
Chapter 4 General Facility Requirements
4.1 General.
4.2 Prohibited Activities.
4.3 Construction.
4.4 Building Services.
4.5 Boilers.
4.6 Fire Protection.
Chapter 5 General Operations and Training Requirements
5.1 General.
5.2 General Operations.
5.3 Solvent and Chemical Handling.
5.4 Employee Training.
5.5 Employer Training Responsibilities.
5.6 Maintenance and Housekeeping.
Chapter 6 General Equipment and Solvent Requirements
6.1 General.
6.2 Change of Solvent.
6.3 Change in Version of Drycleaning Equipment in Existing Facilities.
6.4 Drycleaning Equipment.
6.5 Solvents.
6.6 Equipment Automatic Fire-Extinguishing Systems.
Chapter 7 Type II Drycleaning Facilities
7.1 Application.
7.2 Location and Construction of Facilities.
7.3 Building Services.
7.4 Automatic Sprinklers.
7.5 Storage Tanks.
7.6 Interconnecting Components and Plumbing from Individual Pieces of Equipment and Tanks.
7.7 Drycleaning Equipment and Stills.
7.8 Static Electricity.
Chapter 8 Type III Drycleaning Facilities
8.1 Application.
8.2 Location and Construction of Facility.
8.3 Building Services.
8.4 Automatic Sprinklers.
8.5 Process and Equipment Requirements.
Chapter 9 Type IV Drycleaning Facilities
9.1 Application.
9.2 Building Services.
9.3 Processes and Equipment.
Chapter 10 Laundry and Wetcleaning Equipment in Drycleaning Facilities
10.1 General.
10.2 Prohibited Activities.
10.3 Processes and Equipment.
10.4 Listing.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Document Requirements Flowchart
Annex C Solvent Characteristics
Annex D Informational References