2021 NFPA 32 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Reduce fire and explosion risks and help protect people and property with NFPA 32, Standard for Drycleaning Facilities.

    NFPA 32, Standard for Drycleaning Facilities, provides the latest requirements for safety in the ever-evolving drycleaning industry. The 2021 edition of NFPA 32 has been revised to keep up with changes in the industry and to help users chose the right safeguards to reduce fire and explosion risks to help protect people and property.

    Renew your knowledge and improve your ability to correctly apply requirements and inspect facilities.

    For the 2021 edition, NFPA 32 was further reorganized (following a full reorganization in the 2016 edition) to improve the usability of two chapters, Chapter 4 and Chapter 6.

    Chapter 6, General Equipment and Solvent Requirements, now groups together the requirements for equipment and change of equipment, as well as the requirements for solvent and change of solvent, to make the chapter more user friendly. Chapter 4, General Facility and Materials Requirements, now includes requirements for flammable and combustible liquid classification and their respective solvent classifications.

    These updates to NFPA 32 help ensure users can keep up with the industry and maintain safety amid new solvents, equipment, and environmental regulations. Improve safety with the latest edition of NFPA 32. Help save lives and protect property by staying up-to-code. (Print, 32 pp., 2021)

    Order the latest edition of NFPA 32, Standard for Drycleaning Facilities, today.

  • Table of Contents (2021 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 32 Standard for Drycleaning Facilities, 2021 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Retroactivity.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    1.5 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 General Facility and Materials Requirements
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Prohibited Activities.
    4.3 Construction.
    4.4 Building Services.
    4.5 Boilers.
    4.6 Fire Protection.
    Chapter 5 General Operations and Training Requirements
    5.1 General.
    5.2 General Operations.
    5.3 Solvent and Chemical Handling.
    5.4 Employee Training.
    5.5 Employer Training Responsibilities.
    5.6 Maintenance and Housekeeping.
    Chapter 6 General Equipment and Solvent Requirements
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Drycleaning Equipment.
    6.3 Change in Version of Drycleaning Equipment in Existing Facilities.
    6.4 Solvents.
    6.5 Change of Solvent.
    Chapter 7 Type II Drycleaning Facilities
    7.1 Application.
    7.2 Location and Construction of Facilities.
    7.3 Building Services.
    7.4 Automatic Sprinklers.
    7.5 Storage Tanks.
    7.6 Interconnecting Components and Plumbing from Individual Pieces of Equipment and Tanks.
    7.7 Drycleaning Equipment and Stills.
    7.8 Static Electricity.
    Chapter 8 Type III Drycleaning Facilities
    8.1 Application.
    8.2 Location and Construction of Facility.
    8.3 Building Services.
    8.4 Automatic Sprinklers.
    8.5 Process and Equipment Requirements.
    Chapter 9 Type IV Drycleaning Facilities
    9.1 Application.
    9.2 Building Services.
    9.3 Processes and Equipment.
    Chapter 10 Laundry and Wetcleaning Equipment in Drycleaning Facilities
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Prohibited Activities.
    10.3 Processes and Equipment.
    10.4 Listing.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Document Requirements Flowchart
    Annex C Solvent Characteristics
    Annex D Informational References
  • 2016 Edition Description

    2016 Edition

    Reduce fire and explosion risks and protect people and property with NFPA 32, Standard for Drycleaning Facilities.

    The drycleaning industry is evolving. Environmental regulations and other advancements have introduced new solvents to the field, which pose different hazards to fire safety. The 2016 edition of NFPA 32, Standard for Drycleaning Facilities provides the latest requirements based on the type of solvents and equipment used. It also helps companies avoid prohibited activities that could spell disaster.

    Know how to ensure the safety of daily operations in today's drycleaning plants.

    Completely reorganized for ease of use, the Standard presents the latest provisions to assist designers, engineer, contractors, and installers responsible for facility construction, installation of drycleaning equipment, and fire protection. It also helps code officials and facility managers evaluate whether the right safeguards are in place to prevent fires and explosions involving drycleaning processes and work practices -- to further minimize the injuries and property damage from these potentially devastating types of incidents.

    The 2016 edition of NFPA 32 presents:

    • New definitions of Versions I-IV drycleaning equipment
    • New requirements based on both the flammability of the solvent and the version of equipment being used with that solvent
    • A time-saving new flow chart that directs users and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) to the relevant requirements
    • A new spreadsheet in the annex that further assists AHJs with how NFPA 32 should be applied for various solvent types

    Update your knowledge and improve your ability to correctly apply requirements and inspect facilities.

    Improve safety with the latest edition of NFPA 32. Save lives and protect property by staying up-to-code. (Print, 22 pp., 2016)

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