2021 NFPA 307 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help ensure fire protection and life safety in occupancies such as marine terminals, piers, and wharves by complying with the latest edition of NFPA 307.

    Buildings and structures located on marine terminal premises and terminal yard areas, as well as special-use piers and wharves that differ in design and construction from cargo handling piers, require special safety considerations based on the type and the function of the structure. NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves offer provisions for better protecting against loss of life and property from fire and explosions in and around these structures.

    The standard is a vital resource for installers, contractors, designers, engineers, and facility managers involved in building or managing marine terminals, piers, and wharves. NFPA 307 covers the basic pier substructure constructive types and any combination of materials, including fire-resistive, noncombustible, combustible, and composite construction.

    Subject areas include:

    • Water supply for fire protection equipment and systems
    • Storage and handling of highly combustible or hazardous materials
    • Mooring of vessels
    • Repairs involving cutting, welding, or other hot work
    • Bunkering (refueling) of vessels
    • Fire protection systems
    • Heating equipment
    • Fumigation
    • Electrical installation

    NFPA 307, 2021 edition, provides state-of-the-art principles for building and better protecting marine terminals, piers, and wharves from fire dangers.

    This vital safety standard reflects situations and techniques for cutting edge marine terminal fire protection. In response to the U.S. Coast Guard’s emphasis on the need for increased awareness of federal requirements that pertain to firefighting on commercial vessels, the 2021 edition features significant changes, including:

    • The addition of an annex to inform municipal and industrial firefighters about marine firefighting (MFF) requirements that vessel owners or operators (plan holders) must meet in their respective vessel response plans (VRPs)
    • Content within the new annex to familiarize municipal and industrial firefighters on plan holder actions in the event of a fire on board commercial vessels at marine terminals, piers, and wharves and also offer details on specific responsibilities of plan holders and their contracted MFF service providers
    • Material directing users to NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, for requirements relating to standpipes and hose systems for marine terminals
    • A new requirement that fire protection water supplies be inspected, tested, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, to help ensure water supply systems are operational when needed in the event of a fire or other emergencies
    • Provisions that a fire risk assessment be performed in the design phase of construction to account for marine terminal structures having specific fire safety challenges, along with a list of resources to facilitate the assessment process

    Help protect lives and property around marine terminals, piers, and wharves by accessing the life-safety requirements of NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves. Order your copy today!

  • Table of Contents (2021 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 307 Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves, 2021 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Units.
    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 Piers and Wharves
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Substructure Construction.
    4.3 Substructure Protection and Subdivision.
    4.4 Superstructure Construction.
    4.5 Superstructure Protection.
    Chapter 5 Terminal Buildings
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Construction Requirements.
    5.3 Additional Requirements.
    5.4 Automatic Sprinklers.
    5.5 Temporary Storage of Explosives.
    5.6 Miscellaneous Service Operations.
    5.7 Manufacturing and Processing Operations.
    5.8 Structures Located Inside Terminal Buildings.
    Chapter 6 Terminal Yards
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Terminal Yard Surfaces and Markings.
    6.3 Containment and Access.
    6.4 Vehicular Routes, Traffic, and Parking.
    6.5 Fire Lanes.
    6.6 Container Storage.
    6.7 Other Uses.
    Chapter 7 Water Supply for Fire Protection
    7.1 Standpipes, Hydrants, and Hose Connections.
    7.2 Water Supply.
    Chapter 8 Hazardous Materials Storage
    8.1 Hazardous Material.
    8.2 Processing and Placarding.
    8.3 Handling, Storage, and Loading.
    8.4 Bulk and General Cargo Operations.
    8.5 Written Procedures.
    8.6 Designated Storage Areas.
    8.7 Hazardous Material and General Cargo Containers.
    8.8 Designated Hazardous Materials Storage Areas.
    8.9 Storage of Liquid Hazardous Materials.
    8.10 General Condition of Hazardous Materials Storage Areas.
    8.11 Stacking of Containers Loaded with Hazardous Materials.
    8.12 Placards.
    8.13 Hazardous Materials Emergency Operations Plan.
    8.14 Location of Hazardous Materials Information.
    8.15 Explosive Materials.
    8.16 Vehicles Transporting Explosive Materials.
    Chapter 9 General Terminal Operations
    9.1 General.
    9.2 Terminal Operator.
    9.3 Fire Organization.
    9.4 Vessels.
    9.5 Terminal Cargo Handling and Storage.
    9.6 Time Limitation of Storage.
    9.7 Separation of Passenger and Cargo Service.
    9.8 International Shore Connection.
    9.9 Watch Service.
    9.10 Notification.
    Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Installations and Operations
    10.1 Tractors, Lift Trucks, Dock Cranes, and Other Material-Handling Equipment.
    10.2 Automotive and Railroad Equipment.
    10.3 Electrical Installations.
    10.4 Heating.
    10.5 Processes.
    10.6 Fumigation.
    10.7 Pallets and Dunnage.
    10.8 Packaging and Recoopering.
    10.9 Incinerators.
    10.10 Maintenance, Repairs, and Housekeeping.
    10.11 Cutting, Welding, or Other Hot Work.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Substructure Nomenclature
    Annex C Additional Fire Protection Facilities
    Annex D Regulations and References
    Annex E Marine Firefighting Onboard Vessels Within Municipal Jurisdictions
    Annex F Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2016 Edition

    Use new NFPA 307 to safeguard people and property from fires and explosions in marine terminals, piers, and wharves.

    The 2016 edition of NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves provides the latest principles for construction and fire protection in these types of structures. Compliance is essential for the protection from loss of life and property -- especially since special use piers and wharf structures that differ in design and construction from cargo handling piers require special considerations based on the type and function of the structure. The Standard also applies to buildings and structures located on marine terminal premises and the terminal yard areas.

    NFPA 307 covers the basic pier substructure constructive types and any combination of materials in requirements for:

    • Fire Resistive Construction
    • Noncombustible Construction
    • Combustible Construction
    • Composite Construction

    The requirements also address water supply for fire protection equipment and systems; storage and handling of highly combustible or hazardous materials; mooring of vessels; repairs involving cutting, welding, or other hot work; bunkering (refueling) of vessels; fire protection systems; heating equipment; fumigation; and electrical installations.

    Changes in the 2016 NFPA 307 respond to industry needs for greater guidance:

    • New references to NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code® offer consensus-based requirements related to the design, materials and workmanship of pier and wharf construction and other structures within the facility
    • A new construction requirement mandates consideration of health and safety aspects for cruise ship passenger terminals

    For installers, contractors, designers, engineers, and facility managers involved in building or managing marine terminals, piers, and wharves, the latest edition of NFPA 307 is critical to ensuring fire protection and life safety in these special occupancies. (Print, 29 pp., 2016)

     

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