2020 NFPA 61 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help safeguard facilities from dust-related fire and explosion hazards with the latest edition of NFPA 61.

    Dust control is a significant safety concern in agricultural and food processing facilities. NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, 2020 edition is a powerful resource for implementing appropriate dust control measures to reduce the risks of deadly and destructive fire and explosion hazards.

    The standard governs facilities that handle bulk agricultural materials, their by-products, and other combustible dusts. Requirements cover:

    • Facility construction
    • Ventilation and venting
    • Heat transfer operations
    • Dust control measures
    • Equipment design and installation
    • Explosion prevention and protection
    • Pneumatic conveying
    • Building fire prevention

    NFPA 61 offers the latest provisions for helping to protect lives, property, and commodities in agricultural and food processing facilities.

    Facility owner/operators, safety and health consultants, and code enforcers reference NFPA 61 for better protection of lives and property in bulk agricultural processing facilities, animal feed production facilities, starch manufacturing facilities, and food production facilities such as bakeries, cereal manufacturing facilities, snack food production, and candy manufacturing.

    The 2020 edition features significant revisions, including:

    • Changes to align the organization of NFPA 61 with NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, as applicable
    • Updated deadline for completing a dust hazard analysis (DHA) for existing processes and facility compartments to January 1, 2022
    • Revised surface resistivity requirements for conveyor belts, lag belts, and lagging
    • Addition of a new statement to exclude air-material separators with a dirty side volume of less than 0.2 m3 (8 ft3) from explosion protection requirements
    • New sections on spray dryer systems, mixers and blenders, and work activities that present an ignition source
    • Revised section on the management of change to clarify what is required to be addressed versus what is recommended
    • Inclusion of annex material to provide information about the methods that can be used to complete a DHA, to determine filtering efficiency of dust collectors, and to provide protection methods for bins, silos, and tunnels where explosion venting is not practical
    • Updated and expanded table on agricultural dust test data to include additional types of dust
    • Replaced example checklist for completing a DHA with a more detailed, comprehensive example

    Get up to date with cutting-edge provisions for managing and mitigating fire and explosion hazards of combustible agricultural or food processing dust or related particulate solids.

    NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, provides vital information on implementing a proper dust control program. Help keep your facility safe and compliant by placing your order today.

  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 61 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Conflicts.
    1.5 Retroactivity.
    1.6 Equivalency.
    1.7 Units and Formulas.
    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 Requirements
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Objectives.
    Chapter 5 Hazard Identification
    5.1 Responsibility.
    5.2 Screening for Combustibility or Explosibility.
    5.3 Self-Heating and Reactivity Hazards. (Reserved)
    5.4 Combustibility and Explosibility Tests.
    5.5 Sampling.
    Chapter 6 Performance-Based Design Option
    6.1 General Requirements.
    6.2 Risk Component and Acceptability.
    6.3 Performance Criteria.
    6.4 Design Scenarios.
    6.5 Evaluation of Proposed Design.
    Chapter 7 Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
    7.1 General Requirements.
    7.2 Criteria.
    7.3 Methodology.
    Chapter 8 Management Systems
    8.1 Retroactivity.
    8.2 General.
    8.3 Operating Procedures and Practices.
    8.4 Housekeeping.
    8.5 Hot Work.
    8.6 Personal Protective Equipment.
    8.7 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance.
    8.8 Training and Hazard Awareness.
    8.9 Contractors.
    8.10 Emergency Planning and Response.
    8.11 Incident Investigation.
    8.12 Management of Change.
    8.13 Documentation Retention.
    8.14 Management Systems Review.
    8.15 Employee Participation.
    8.16 Storage of Oils, Flammable Liquids, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP-Gas).
    8.17 Warning Signs.
    8.18 Miscellaneous Storage in Grain-Handling Facilities.
    Chapter 9 Hazard Management: Mitigation and Prevention
    9.1 Reserved.
    9.2 Building Design.
    9.3 Equipment Design.
    9.4 Ignition Source Control.
    9.5 Pyrophoric Dusts. (Reserved).
    9.6 Dust Control.
    9.7 Explosion Prevention/Protection.
    9.8 Fire Protection.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Supplementary Information on Fire Protection
    Annex C Supplementary Information on Fumigation
    Annex D Employee Health and Safety
    Annex E Schematics of Typical Pneumatic Conveying Installations
    Annex F Checklist for Dust Hazard Analysis — Example for an Existing Facility
    Annex G Informational References
  • 2017 Edition Description

    The 2017 edition of NFPA 61 helps you implement appropriate dust control measures and improve safety.

    In agricultural and food processing facilities, dust control is particularly important to safeguard lives, property, and commodities from potentially deadly and highly destructive fire and explosion hazards.

    NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities governs facilities that handle bulk agricultural materials, their by-products, and other combustible dusts with requirements for facility construction, ventilation and venting, heat transfer operations, dust control measures, equipment design and installation, explosion prevention and protection, pneumatic conveying, and building fire prevention.

    Make sure you're working with the latest provisions including:

    • Changes that align with the newly issued NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust
    • Added objectives in Chapter 4: General Requirements
    • New Chapter 5: Hazard Identification
    • New Chapter 6: Performance-Based Design Option
    • New requirements in Chapter 7: Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)
    • Updated table on agricultural dust test data

    NFPA 61 is a critical resource for facility owner/operators, safety and health consultants, and enforcers responsible for protection of lives and property in bulk agricultural processing facilities; animal feed production facilities; starch manufacturing facilities; and food production facilities such as bakeries, cereal manufacturing facilities, snack food production, and candy manufacturing.

    (Print, 68 pp., 2017)

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  • eForms Table of Contents (2020)

    Agricultural and Food Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) Checklist