2016 NFPA 652 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    NFPA introduces all-new NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust to mitigate fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards.

    Every year, destructive and deadly dust-related fires and explosions affect a wide range of industries around the globe. In the United States alone, 50 combustible dust accidents occurred between 2008 and 2012. To manage the dust-related fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards in industries that use dust collection and handling equipment, or have processes that may generate combustible dust, NFPA® introduces the first-time NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.

    This important new Standard serves a wide variety of industries including chemical, wood processing, metals, and agricultural.

    In addition to providing new general requirements for managing combustible dust fire and explosion hazards, NFPA 652 directs users to NFPA's appropriate industry- or commodity-specific standards, such as NFPA 61: Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities; NFPA 484: Combustible Metals; NFPA 654: Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids; and NFPA 664: Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities.

    NFPA 652 puts all stakeholders on the same page with regard to dusts and their attendant hazards. Chapters include:

    • Definitions
    • General Requirements
    • Hazard Identification
    • Performance-Based Design Option
    • Process Hazards Analysis
    • Hazard Management: Mitigation and Prevention

    Developed by experts in fire and explosion safety around combustible dust, first-time NFPA 652 gives installers, contractors, engineers, facility managers, code enforcers, inspectors, and environmental health and safety (EHS) personnel a single go-to source for the information necessary to safely handle combustible dust in any industry, anywhere around the globe. (Softbound, 70 pp., 2016)

  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, 2016 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
    6.6 Retained Prescriptive Requirements
    Chapter 7 Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)
    7.1 General Requirements
    7.2 Criteria
    7.3 Methodology
    Chapter 8 Hazard Management: Mitigation and Prevention
    8.1 Inherently Safe Designs. (Reserved)
    8.2 Building Design
    8.3 Equipment Design
    8.4 Housekeeping
    8.5 Ignition Source Control
    8.6 Personal Protective Equipment
    8.7 Pyrophoric Dusts. (Reserved)
    8.8 Dust Control
    8.9 Explosion Prevention/Protection
    8.10 Fire Protection
    Chapter 9 Management Systems
    9.1 Retroactivity
    9.2 General
    9.3 Operating Procedures and Practices
    9.4 Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
    9.5 Training and Hazard Awareness
    9.6 Contractors
    9.7 Emergency Planning and Response
    9.8 Incident Investigation
    9.9 Management of Change
    9.10 Documentation Retention
    9.11 Management Systems Review
    9.12 Employee Participation
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Dust Hazards Analysis - Example
    Annex C Accumulated Fugitive Dust
    Annex D Informational References
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