NFPA 505: Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of U

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Don't take chances. Comply with the 2013 NFPA 505 to reduce the risk of fire or explosion hazards.

Fires involving powered industrial trucks can cause loss of life and assets, as well as damage to premises. Mitigate potential dangers by following the rules in NFPA 505: Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operations. This important Standard applies to fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines.

This document provides comprehensive fire safety guidance for powered industrial trucks with coverage of:

  • Hazardous (classified) locations
  • Dual-fuel trucks
  • Conversion of trucks
  • Maintenance
  • Fuel recharging
  • Marking and operation
  • Portable fire extinguishers

New and revised requirements for compressed gaseous hydrogen (Type CGH) industrial trucks in the 2013 NFPA 505 include:

  • New definition for Type Designation CGH
  • Inclusion of Type CGH trucks in sections where Type E already exists. (The Type CGH truck is intended for use only in Type E environments at this time.)
  • Clarification of where CGH trucks can and cannot be used
  • Revised requirement involving conversion to CGH
  • Separation of refueling requirements into two paragraphs for CNG and CGH
  • New text on changing Type CGH battery replacement modules

The 2013 edition also updates references to NFPA® codes and standards as well as other organizations' documents. (Softbound, 19 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 505 Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operations 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose. (Reserved)
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
4.1 General
4.2 Summary for Hazardous (Classified) Location of Use
4.3 Class I Areas
4.4 Class II Areas
4.5 Class III Areas
4.6 Class I, Zone Areas
Chapter 5 Other Locations
5.1 Storage of Flammable Liquids in Sealed Containers or Liquefied or Compressed Flammable Gases in Containers
5.2 Areas Presenting Potential Hazards Not Addressed in Chapter 4
5.3 Piers and Wharves
5.4 General Inside and Outside Storage
5.5 General Industrial or Commercial Properties
Chapter 6 Dual-Fuel Trucks
6.1 General
6.2 Requirements
Chapter 7 Conversion of Trucks
7.1 Truck Conversion Requirements
7.2 Conversion Kit Requirements
Chapter 8 Maintenance of Industrial Trucks
8.1 General
8.2 Precautions
8.3 Replacement Parts
8.4 Mufflers
8.5 Operating Temperature
8.6 Fire Prevention
8.7 Antifreeze
8.8 Nameplate Visibility
Chapter 9 Fuel Recharging, Marking, and Operation of Industrial Trucks
9.1 Fuel Handling and Storage
9.2 Dual Fuel
9.3 Changing and Charging Storage Batteries
9.4 Changing Type CGH Battery Replacement Modules
9.5 Marking and Labeling
9.6 Safe Operating Rules
9.7 Operating Procedures and Training
Chapter 10 Portable Fire Extinguishers
10.1 General Requirements
10.2 Maintenance
10.3 Hydrostatic Testing
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Definitions for Locations for Electrical Installations
Annex C Informational References