2023 NFPA 30B Code - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Better mitigate risks from flammable aerosol products with the updated and expanded NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products.

    Help maximize fire and explosion prevention and control by following the up-to-date rules in the 2023 edition of NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products. Comprehensive requirements in this specialized document address manufacture, storage, and display.

    Keep pace with current fire protection strategies for:

    • Manufacturing facilities
    • Warehouses and storage areas
    • Mercantile occupancies
    • Operations and maintenance

    The 2023 edition of NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, includes the following updates:

    • Fire protection requirements for two new categories, Plastic Aerosol 2 Products and Plastic Aerosol Cooking Spray Products, have been added.
    • New requirements for the disposal of aerosol containers at manufacturing sites have been included.
    • A new chapter to classify aerosol products has been added, and the code scope has been revised to include gas-only aerosol products.
    • The definition of compartmented container has been included, and the definitions of aerosol propellant and flammable propellant have been revised.
    • Requirements for allowable quantities of aerosol products in production areas have been clarified.

    Annex material provides information on the mechanism of fire growth in aerosol containers, the classification level of aerosol products, flammability labeling, and loss experience. The annex material also includes a sample ordinance using NFPA 30B. Order your copy of the 2023 edition of NFPA 30B today. (Print, 82 pp., 2023)

  • Table of Contents (2023 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 30B Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, 2023 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Equivalency.
    1.6 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.
    3.4 Definitions Specific to Chapter 5.
    Chapter 4 Classification Scheme for Aerosol Products
    4.1 Scope.
    4.2 Aerosol Products in Metal Containers of Not More Than 1000 ml (33.8 fl oz) and in Plastic or Glass Containers of Not More Than 118 ml (4 fl oz).
    4.3 Aerosol Products in Plastic Containers Larger Than 118 ml (4 fl oz) and Smaller Than 1000 ml (33.8 fl oz).
    4.4 Marking of Packages of Aerosol Products.
    Chapter 5 Basic Requirements
    5.1 Site Requirements.
    5.2 Building Construction.
    5.3 Electrical Installations.
    5.4 Heating Equipment.
    5.5 Flammable Liquids and Gases.
    5.6 Fire Protection.
    5.7 Fire Alarms.
    5.8 Sources of Ignition.
    Chapter 6 Manufacturing Facilities
    6.1 Scope.
    6.2 Basic Requirements.
    6.3 Building Construction.
    6.4 Ventilation.
    6.5 Electrical Equipment.
    6.6 Control of Static Electricity.
    6.7 Combustible Gas Detection Systems.
    6.8 Automatic Sprinkler Protection.
    6.9 Fixed Extinguishing Systems.
    6.10 Spill Control.
    6.11 Deflagration Suppression Systems.
    6.12 Equipment Interlocks.
    6.13 Process Operating Requirements.
    6.14 Shrink-Wrapping of Aerosol Products.
    6.15 Aerosol Product Laboratories.
    Chapter 7 Storage in Warehouses and Storage Areas
    7.1 Basic Requirements.
    7.2 Storage of Level 1 Aerosol Products.
    7.3 Storage of Aerosol Cooking Spray Products in Metal Containers or Plastic Aerosol Cooking Spray Products.
    7.4 Storage of Level 2 Aerosol, Level 3 Aerosol, Plastic Aerosol 2, and Plastic Aerosol 3 Products.
    7.5 Aerosol Products in Plastic Containers Greater Than 118 ml (4 fl oz) and Up to and Including 1000 ml (33.8 fl oz).
    7.6 Fire Protection System Design Schemes.
    Chapter 8 Mercantile Occupancies
    8.1 Plastic Aerosol X Products.
    8.2 Sales Display Areas — Aerosol Storage Not Exceeding 2.4 m (8 ft) High.
    8.3 Sales Display Areas — Aerosol Storage Exceeding 2.4 m (8 ft) High.
    8.4 Back Stock Storage Areas.
    8.5 Special Protection Design.
    Chapter 9 Operations and Maintenance
    9.1 Means of Egress.
    9.2 Powered Industrial Trucks.
    9.3 Control of Ignition Sources.
    9.4 Aisles.
    9.5 Waste Disposal and Recycling.
    9.6 Inspection and Maintenance.
    9.7 Static Electricity.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Mechanism of Fire Growth in Aerosol Products
    Annex C Data from Various Palletized Aerosol Products in Plastic Containers Fire Tests
    Annex D Data from Fire Test of Aerosol Cooking Spray Products
    Annex E Determining the Classification Level of Aerosol Products in Metal Containers
    Annex F Flammability Labeling of Aerosol Products
    Annex G Loss Experience
    Annex H Chemical Heat of Combustion
    Annex I Sample Ordinance Adopting NFPA 30B
    Annex J Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2019 Edition

    Flammable aerosol products present a severe and unique fire challenge. Better mitigate risks with the updated and expanded NFPA 30B.

    Help maximize fire and explosion prevention and control by following the up-to-date rules in NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products. Comprehensive requirements in this specialized document address manufacture, storage, and display.

    Keep pace with current fire protection strategies for:

    • Manufacturing facilities
    • Warehouses and storage areas
    • Mercantile occupancies
    • Operations and maintenance

    The 2019 edition of NFPA 30B introduces a new category of aerosol products, along with new definitions and important clarifications. Updates include:

    • A revised definition for aerosol product that includes propellant-only products -- an important distinction
    • A first-time category of aerosol products titled Plastic Aerosol X
    • Added criteria that reflect TIA 15-1 on aerosol product laboratories
    • Modified fire protection tables that clarify the application of ceiling-only protection
    • Clarified provisions for in-rack sprinklers in solid shelves
    • Newly developed fire protection criteria for Plastic Aerosol 3 products that reflect TIA 1369. These new products represent a fire hazard not covered by the previous edition of the Code.

    Annex material provides informative material on the mechanism of fire growth in aerosol containers, determining the classification level of aerosol products, flammability labeling, and loss experience. The Standard also includes a sample ordinance using NFPA 30B. (Print, 86 pp., 2019)


    2015 Edition

    Maximize fire and explosion prevention and control by following the up-to-date rules in NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products.

    Flammable aerosol products present a severe and unique fire challenge. Make sure you're equipped with the latest fire protection strategies so you can mitigate risks with the 2015 edition of NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products. Comprehensive requirements in this specialized document address manufacture, storage, and display.

    Order today and keep pace with current fire protection strategies for:

    • Manufacturing facilities
    • Warehouses and storage areas
    • Mercantile occupancies
    • Operations and maintenance

    NFPA 30B now contains coverage of aerosol cooking spray products and aerosol products in plastic containers -- including classification, package marking, and fire protection design criteria.

    Updated provisions in the 2015 edition include:

    • Classification of hazardous locations for purposes of installation of electrical systems
    • Installation of propellant charging equipment
    • Amendments to existing fire protection design criteria for Level 2 and Level 3 aerosol products to better correlate with NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems

    Annex material provides informative material on the mechanism of fire growth in aerosol containers, determining the classification level of aerosol products, flammability labeling, and loss experience. A sample ordinance adopting NFPA 30B is also included. (Softbound, 71 pp., 2015)

     

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