NFPA 61: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processin

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The 2013 edition of NFPA 61 emphasizes dust control measures for agricultural and food processing facilities.

Updated with new references and definitions, and an expanded solution to the recurring problem of accumulations of fugitive combustible dust, the 2013 NFPA 61: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities helps you protect lives and property in facilities that handle bulk agricultural materials, their by-products, and other combustible dusts. The Standard addresses facility construction, dust control measures, and equipment installation, plus contains numerous other requirements.

Make sure you're working with the latest provisions including:

  • New definitions for equipment handling combustible agricultural products
  • New emphasis on dust control measures for equipment handling agricultural products that generate combustible dust
  • Updated deflagration venting requirements for rooms, buildings, and other enclosures to be designed in accordance with NFPA 68: Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting
  • Updated deflagration venting requirements for equipment and dust collectors inside of buildings
  • Updated references correlate with current codes and standards

The important additions above make the 2013 edition essential for facility owner/operators, safety and health consultants, and enforcers responsible for protection of lives and property in bulk agricultural processing facilities; animal feed production facilities; starch manufacturing facilities; and food production facilities such as bakeries, cereal manufacturing facilities, snack food production, and candy manufacturing. (Softbound, 32 pp., 2013)

NFPA® 61 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Retroactivity
1.5 Equivalency
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 Construction Requirements
4.1 General Requirements
4.2 Interior Surfaces
4.3 Interior Wall Construction
4.4 Means of Egress
4.5 Bins, Tanks, and Silos
4.6 Marine Towers
Chapter 5 Ventilation and Venting
5.1 General
5.2 Venting of Bins, Tanks, and Silos
Chapter 6 Explosion Prevention, Relief, and Venting
6.1 General
6.2 Enclosure Requirements
6.3 Equipment Requirements
Chapter 7 Equipment
7.1 Bearings
7.2 Drive Belts
7.3 Conveyors, Spouts, and Throws of Material
7.4 Bucket Elevator Legs
7.5 Processing Machinery and Equipment
Chapter 8 Dryers
8.1 General Requirements
8.2 Grain Dryers
8.3 Product Dryers
8.4 Starch Dryers
8.5 Inspection and Tests
Chapter 9 Heat Transfer Operations
9.1 Heat Transfer Systems
9.2 Comfort Heating
Chapter 10 Dust Control
10.1 General
10.2 Removal of Layered Agricultural Dust
10.3 Dust Emissions
10.4 Dust Collection Systems
10.5 Duct Systems
10.6 Centralized Vacuum Cleaning System
Chapter 11 Pneumatic Conveying
11.1 General
11.2 General Design
11.3 Piping, Valves, and Blowers
11.4 Air-Material Separators
11.5 Receiving and Shipping Conveyances
Chapter 12 Building Fire Protection
12.1 Portable Fire Extinguishers
12.2 Automatic Sprinklers
12.3 Supervisory Services
12.4 Standpipe and Hose
12.5 Emergency Preplanning
12.6 Fire-Fighting Operations
12.7 Maintenance
Chapter 13 Supplemental Requirements
13.1 Applicability
13.2 Electrical Wiring and Equipment
13.3 Hot Work
13.4 Static Electricity
13.5 Engine- and Motor-Driven Equipment
13.6 Smoking
13.7 Storage of Oils, Flammable Liquids, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP-Gas)
13.8 Outside Contractors
13.9 Warning Signs
13.10 Miscellaneous Storage in Grain-Handling Facilities
13.11 Maintenance
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Supplementary Information on Fire Protection
Annex C Supplementary Information on Fumigation
Annex D Employee Health and Safety
Annex E Schematics of Typical Pneumatic Conveying Installations
Annex F Informational References