2018NFPA 30 Code - Current Edition

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    Apply the 2018 edition of NFPA 30 for better protection around flammable and combustible liquids.

    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 2018 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.

    Significant revisions give Code users a clearer source of support. The 2018 edition of NFPA 30 presents:

    • Added definitions that reflect terms used in today's field
    • Revisions recognizing nonmetallic intermediate bulk containers that can satisfy the fire exposure test protocols of Paragraph 9.4.1.1
    • New specific references in Subsection 9.4 to UL 2368, Standard for Fire Exposure Testing of Intermediate Bulk Containers for Flammable and Combustible Liquids; FM Class 6020, Approval Standard for Intermediate Bulk Containers; UL 1275, Standard for Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets; and FM Class 6050, Approval Standard for Storage Cabinets (Flammable and Combustible Liquids
    • Completely revised requirements for General Purpose Warehouses to only allow specific liquid/container combinations to be stored in such facilities
    • New alternative means to calculate the water demand for the most hydraulically remote in-rack sprinklers in both Scheme "A", "B", and "C" designs
    • A new requirement that nonmetallic cooking oil tanks be listed in accordance with UL 2152, Outline of Investigation for Special Purpose Nonmetallic Containers and Tanks for Specific Combustible or Noncombustible Liquids
    • Numerous other changes that clarify the Code's intent and reduce conflicts or confusion

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

    Update to the 2018 edition of NFPA 30 now. (Softbound, Approx. 154 pp., 2018)

     

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    2015 Edition

    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.

    Update to the 2015 NFPA 30 now. (Softbound, 154 pp., 2015)

     

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    411.2411.3 Definition. Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.

     

    (A) General. Lighting Ssystems Ooperating at 30 Volts- volts or  Less. A lighting system consisting less shall consist of an isolating power supply, the low-voltage luminaires, and associated equipment that are all identified for the use. The output circuits of the power supply are shall be rated for not more than 25 amperes and  operate at 30 volts (42.4 volts peak) or lessmaximum under all load conditions.

     

    (B) Class 2. Listed Class 2 lighting equipment shall be rated in conformance with Chapter 9, Table 11(A) or Table 11(B).

     

    411.3411.4 Listing Required. Lighting systems operating at 30 volts or less shall comply with 411.3(A)411.4(A) or 

    411.3(B).411.4(B). Class 2 power sources and lighting equipment connected to Class 2 power sources shall be llisted.

  • Also in NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code