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    For safety around flammable and combustible liquids, using the latest NFPA 30 is the first priority.

    Enforceable under OSHA and many state and local regulations, NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code is the best practice widely used in industry and by insurers. The 2015 edition of the Code includes the latest and most complete criteria you need to protect your facility by ensuring safe storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids.

    Changes respond to recommendations from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and proposals from the field:

    • New storage height restrictions in Chapter 10 address unprotected storage in unprotected mercantile occupancies.
    • Numerous amendments to Chapter 16 to correlate with NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler System rules concerning warehouse storage. The 2015 edition of NFPA 30 gives sprinkler system designers a better grasp of requirements and assists Code officials with plans review.
    • Revised Table 17.4.3 in Chapter 17. Increased mandatory separation distances for process vessels based on CSB recommendations.
    • New coverage in Section 18.4 includes first-time requirements for manual pressure-operated drum pumps.
    • New Section 19.7 governs the installation of bulk cooking oil storage and dispensing systems used in restaurants and prepared food manufacturing facilities.
    • Change to Subsection 22.11.4 sets a 50,000 gal. maximum capacity for all secondary containment-type storage tanks for all Class I, Class II, and Class IIIA liquids.
    • Changes to Chapter 27: Piping Systems revise requirements for low-melting materials based on CSB recommendations.

    Get the criteria you need to design your facilities for better protection, comply with sprinkler requirements, and use safe operating practices.

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  • Table of Contents (2015 Current Edition)
    NFPA<sup>®</sup> 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code 2015 Edition

    NFPA® 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2015 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose
    1.3 Application
    1.4 Retroactivity
    1.5 Equivalency
    1.6 Symbols, Units, and Formulas
    1.7 Code Adoption Requirements. (Reserved)
    1.8 Permits. (Reserved)
    1.9 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 Definition and Classification of Liquids
    4.1 Scope
    4.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 4
    4.3 Classification of Liquids
    4.4 Determination of Flash Point
    4.5 Relationship to Other Classification Systems. (Reserved)
    Chapter 5 Reserved
    Chapter 6 Fire and Explosion Prevention and Risk Control
    6.1 Scope
    6.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 6
    6.3 Management of Fire and Explosion Hazards
    6.4 Hazards Analysis
    6.5 Control of Ignition Sources
    6.6 Detection and Alarm Systems and Procedures
    6.7 Fire Protection and Fire Suppression Systems
    6.8 Emergency Planning and Training
    6.9 Inspection and Maintenance
    6.10 Management of Security
    Chapter 7 Electrical Systems
    7.1 Scope
    7.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 7. (Reserved)
    7.3 General Requirements
    7.4 Application of Area Classification
    Chapter 8 Reserved
    Chapter 9 Storage of Liquids in Containers — General Requirements
    9.1 Scope
    9.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 9. (Reserved)
    9.3 General Requirements
    9.4 Acceptable Containers
    9.5 Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinets
    9.6 Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQs) per Control Area
    9.7 Control Areas
    9.8 Classification of Occupancies That Exceed the Maximum Allowable Quantities of Liquids per Control Area
    9.9 Construction Requirements
    9.10 Fire Protection
    9.11 Emergency Control Systems. (Reserved)
    9.12 Electrical Systems
    9.13 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control
    9.14 Ventilation
    9.15 Exhausted Enclosures. (Reserved)
    9.16 Explosion Control
    9.17 Separation from Incompatible Materials
    9.18 Dispensing, Handling, and Use of Liquids in Storage Areas
    9.19 Outdoor Storage of Liquids
    Chapter 10 Storage of Liquids in Containers — Mercantile Occupancies
    10.1 Scope
    10.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 10. (Reserved)
    10.3 General Requirements
    10.4 Reserved
    10.5 Reserved
    10.6 Reserved
    10.7 Control Areas
    10.8 Specific Restrictions
    10.9 Construction Requirements
    10.10 Fire Protection
    10.11 Emergency Control Systems. (Reserved)
    10.12 Electrical Systems
    10.13 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control
    10.14 Ventilation
    10.15 Exhausted Enclosures. (Reserved)
    10.16 Explosion Control. (Reserved)
    10.17 Separation from Incompatible Materials
    10.18 Dispensing, Handling, and Use of Liquids in Mercantile Occupancies
    10.19 Outdoor Storage of Liquids
    Chapter 11 Storage of Liquids in Containers — Industrial Occupancies
    11.1 Scope
    11.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 11. (Reserved)
    11.3 General Requirements
    Chapter 12 Storage of Liquids in Containers — Storage Occupancies
    12.1 Scope
    12.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 12. (Reserved)
    12.3 General Requirements
    12.4 Reserved
    12.5 Reserved
    12.6 Maximum Allowable Quantities and Maximum Storage Heights
    12.7 Control Areas
    12.8 General-Purpose Warehouses
    12.9 Construction Requirements
    12.10 Fire Protection
    12.11 Emergency Control Systems. (Reserved)
    12.12 Electrical Systems
    12.13 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control
    12.14 Ventilation
    12.15 Exhausted Enclosures. (Reserved)
    12.16 Explosion Control
    12.17 Separation from Incompatible Materials
    12.18 Dispensing, Handling, and Use of Liquids in Storage Occupancies
    12.19 Outdoor Storage of Liquids
    Chapter 13 Storage of Liquids in Containers — Detached, Unprotected Buildings
    13.1 Scope
    13.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 13. (Reserved)
    13.3 General Requirements
    13.4 Reserved
    13.5 Reserved
    13.6 Maximum Allowable Quantities and Maximum Storage Heights
    13.7 Control Areas. (Reserved)
    13.8 Reserved
    13.9 Construction Requirements
    13.10 Fire Protection
    13.11 Emergency Control Systems. (Reserved)
    13.12 Electrical Systems
    13.13 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control
    13.14 Ventilation
    13.15 Exhausted Enclosure. (Reserved)
    13.16 Explosion Control
    13.17 Separation from Incompatible Materials
    13.18 Dispensing, Handling, and Use of Liquids in Detached, Unprotected Buildings
    13.19 Outdoor Storage of Liquids
    Chapter 14 Hazardous Materials Storage Lockers
    14.1 Scope
    14.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 14. (Reserved)
    14.3 General Requirements
    14.4 Design and Construction of Hazardous Materials Storage Lockers
    14.5 Designated Sites for Hazardous Materials Storage Lockers
    14.6 Storage Requirements
    Chapter 15 Outdoor Storage
    15.1 Scope
    15.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 15. (Reserved)
    15.3 General Requirements
    15.4 Outdoor Storage Adjacent to a Building
    Chapter 16 Automatic Fire Protection for Inside Liquid Storage Areas
    16.1 Scope
    16.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 16
    16.3 General Requirements
    16.4 Automatic Sprinkler and Foam-Water Sprinkler Fire Protection Systems
    16.5 Fire Protection System Design Criteria
    16.6 Fire Protection System Design Schemes
    16.7 Water Supply
    16.8 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control
    16.9 Other Automatic Fire Protection Systems
    Chapter 17 Processing Facilities
    17.1 Scope
    17.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 17. (Reserved)
    17.3 General Requirements
    17.4 Location of Process Vessels and Equipment
    17.5 Accessibility
    17.6 Construction Requirements
    17.7 Fire Protection. (Reserved)
    17.8 Emergency Control Systems. (Reserved)
    17.9 Electrical Systems
    17.10 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control
    17.11 Ventilation
    17.12 Explosion Control. (Reserved)
    17.13 Process Structures. (Reserved)
    17.14 Process Equipment and Vessels
    17.15 Management of Operations Hazards
    Chapter 18 Dispensing, Handling, Transfer, and Use of Liquids
    18.1 Scope
    18.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 18. (Reserved)
    18.3 General Requirements
    18.4 Dispensing, Handling, Transfer, and Use
    18.5 Incidental Operations
    18.6 Ventilation for Dispensing Areas
    Chapter 19 Specific Operations
    19.1 Scope
    19.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 19
    19.3 General Requirements. (Reserved)
    19.4 Recirculating Heat Transfer Systems
    19.5 Vapor Recovery and Vapor Processing Systems
    19.6 Solvent Distillation Units
    19.7 Cooking Oil Storage Tank Systems in Commercial Kitchens
    Chapter 20 Reserved
    Chapter 21 Storage of Liquids in Tanks — Requirements for All Storage Tanks
    21.1 Scope
    21.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 21
    21.3 General Requirements
    21.4 Design and Construction of Storage Tanks
    21.5 Testing Requirements for Tanks
    21.6 Fire Prevention and Control
    21.7 Operation of Storage Tanks
    21.8 Inspection and Maintenance of Storage Tanks and Storage Tank Appurtenances
    21.9 Change of Stored Liquid
    Chapter 22 Storage of Liquids in Tanks — Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.1 Scope
    22.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 22
    22.3 General Requirements
    22.4 Location of Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.5 Installation of Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.6 Vent Piping for Aboveground Tanks
    22.7 Emergency Relief Venting for Fire Exposure for Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.8 Fire Protection for Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.9 Additional Requirements for Fire-Resistant Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.10 Additional Requirements for Protected Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.11 Control of Spills from Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.12 Equipment, Piping, and Fire Protection Systems in Remote Impoundment Areas and Diked Areas
    22.13 Tank Openings Other Than Vents
    22.14 Aboveground Storage Tanks Located in Areas Subject to Flooding
    22.15 Collision Protection for Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.16 Installation Instructions for Aboveground Storage Tanks
    22.17 Inspection and Maintenance of Aboveground Storage Tanks
    Chapter 23 Storage of Liquids in Tanks — Underground Tanks
    23.1 Scope
    23.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 23. (Reserved)
    23.3 General Requirements
    23.4 Location of Underground Storage Tanks
    23.5 Installation of Underground Storage Tanks
    23.6 Normal Venting for Underground Storage Tanks
    23.7 Reserved
    23.8 Reserved
    23.9 Reserved
    23.10 Reserved
    23.11 Control of Spills from Underground Storage Tanks. (Reserved)
    23.12 Reserved
    23.13 Tank Openings Other than Vents
    23.14 Underground Storage Tanks Located in Areas Subject to Flooding
    23.15 Reserved
    23.16 Installation Instructions for Underground Storage Tanks
    23.17 Inspection and Maintenance of Underground Storage Tanks
    Chapter 24 Storage Tank Buildings
    24.1 Scope
    24.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 24. (Reserved)
    24.3 General Requirements. (Reserved)
    24.4 Location of Storage Tank Buildings
    24.5 Construction of Storage Tank Buildings
    24.6 Fire Protection for Storage Tank Buildings
    24.7 Emergency Control Systems for Storage Tank Buildings. (Reserved)
    24.8 Electrical Systems for Storage Tank Buildings
    24.9 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control from Storage Tank Buildings
    24.10 Ventilation for Storage Tank Buildings
    24.11 Reserved
    24.12 Explosion Control. (Reserved)
    24.13 Vents for Tanks Inside Storage Tank Buildings
    24.14 Tank Openings Other than Vents for Tanks Inside Storage Tank Buildings
    24.15 Detection and Alarm Systems for Storage Tank Buildings
    24.16 Inspection and Maintenance for Storage Tank Buildings
    Chapter 25 Storage Tank Vaults
    25.1 Scope
    25.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 25. (Reserved)
    25.3 General Requirements
    25.4 Location of Storage Tank Vaults
    25.5 Construction and Installation of Storage Tank Vaults
    25.6 Fire Protection for Storage Tank Vaults
    25.7 Emergency Controls for Storage Tank Vaults. (Reserved)
    25.8 Electrical Systems for Storage Tank Vaults
    25.9 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control for Storage Tank Vaults
    25.10 Ventilation Systems for Storage Tank Vaults
    25.11 Reserved
    25.12 Explosion Control. (Reserved)
    25.13 Vents for Tanks Inside Storage Tank Vaults
    25.14 Tank Openings Other than Vents for Tanks Inside Storage Tank Vaults. (Reserved)
    25.15 Detection and Alarm Systems for Storage Tank Vaults
    25.16 Inspection and Maintenance of Storage Tank Vaults and Equipment
    Chapter 26 Reserved
    Chapter 27 Piping Systems
    27.1 Scope
    27.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 27
    27.3 General Requirements
    27.4 Materials of Construction for Piping Systems
    27.5 Pipe Joints
    27.6 Installation of Piping Systems
    27.7 Testing of Piping Systems
    27.8 Vent Piping
    27.9 Bonding and Grounding
    27.10 Identification and Marking of Piping Systems
    27.11 Special Requirements for Marine Piping Systems
    27.12 Removal from Service of Piping Systems
    Chapter 28 Bulk Loading and Unloading Facilities for Tank Cars and Tank Vehicles
    28.1 Scope
    28.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 28. (Reserved)
    28.3 General Requirements
    28.4 Location of Loading and Unloading Facilities
    28.5 Roofed Structures
    28.6 Fire Protection. (Reserved)
    28.7 Emergency Control Systems. (Reserved)
    28.8 Electrical Systems
    28.9 Containment, Drainage, and Spill Control
    28.10 Equipment
    28.11 Operating Requirements
    Chapter 29 Wharves
    29.1 Scope
    29.2 Definitions Specific to Chapter 29. (Reserved)
    29.3 General Requirements
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Emergency Relief Venting for Fire Exposure for Aboveground Tanks
    Annex C Temporarily Out of Service, Closure in Place, or Closure by Removal of Underground Storage Tanks
    Annex D Development of Fire Protection System Design Criteria for Chapter 16 and Suggested Fire Protection for Some Containers of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Not Covered in Chapter 16
    Annex E Suggested Test Protocol for Developing Fire Protection System Design Criteria for Containers of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
    Annex F Fugitive Emissions Calculations
    Annex G Management of Security
    Annex H Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 30
    Annex I Informational References
    Index
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