2017 NFPA 664 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    The 2017 edition of NFPA 664 aligns with NFPA 652, to help you provide appropriate dust control measures and improve safety in wood processing and woodworking facilities.

    Help protect lives, property, and commodities from the risks of dust-related fires and explosions. Fire and life safety in woodworking facilities demand special dust hazard mitigation using the 2017 edition of NFPA 664: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities. This Standard presents the latest requirements for the construction, operation, and protection of industrial, commercial, or institutional facilities that process wood or manufacture wood products.

    NFPA 664 is a "must" for industrial and commercial facilities.

    This Standard is essential in facilities that house woodworking shops as well as in wood processing facilities that manufacture wood products, and in facilities that process wood, creating wood chips, particles, or dust that occupy areas greater than 5,000 sq. ft. (465 sq. m), or those that have an aggregate dust collection flow rate greater than 1500 cu. ft. per minute (2549 cu m/hr).

    Changes in the 2017 edition align with the recently issued NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.

    • Definitions correlate with those in NFPA 652.
    • Added objectives in Chapter 4: General Requirements are aligned with those of other industry and commodity-specific combustible dust standards, including NFPA 652.
    • A clarified scope indicates that NFPA 664 addresses carpentry shops that exceed certain size thresholds, in addition to other types of woodworking and wood processing facilities.
    • Modifications to the exemption language meets Manual of Style for NFPA Technical Committee Documents

    NFPA 664 and other NFPA standards on dusts will continue to evolve to provide comprehensive support for fire marshals, fire/building departments, and other AHJs who regulate facilities and conduct inspections. (Print, 86 pp., 2017)


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  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 664 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities, 2017 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 Goal.
    4.2 Owner's Obligation.
    4.3 Hazard Identification.
    4.4 Deflagration Hazard.
    4.5 Process Analysis.
    4.6 Management of Change.
    4.7 Designer and Installer Qualifications.
    4.8 Objectives.
    4.9 Compliance Options.
    Chapter 5 Performance-Based Design Option
    5.1 General Requirements.
    5.2 Performance Criteria.
    5.3 Design Fire Scenarios.
    5.4 Evaluation of Proposed Design.
    5.5 Safety Factors.
    Chapter 6 Building Construction
    6.1 Prescriptive Requirements.
    6.2 Compartmentation.
    6.3 Occupant Life Safety Systems Means of Egress.
    6.4 Separation of Hazard Areas from Other Hazard Areas and from Other Occupancies.
    6.5 Special Requirements.
    Chapter 7 Prevention of Ignition and Control of Ignition Sources
    7.1 Hot Work.
    7.2 Electrical Systems.
    7.3 Hot Surfaces.
    7.4 Industrial Trucks.
    7.5 Lighting.
    7.6 Fuel-Fired Equipment.
    7.7 Lightning Protection.
    7.8 Static Electricity.
    7.9 Machines and Processing Equipment.
    7.10 Machinery Setup and Maintenance.
    7.11 Foreign Material.
    7.12 Friction.
    7.13 Fans.
    7.14 Spontaneous Ignition and Chemical Action.
    7.15 Propellant-Actuated Tools.
    7.16 Smoking.
    7.17 Portable Electric Equipment and Appliances.
    Chapter 8 Processes, Operations, and Special Systems
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Particulate Conveying and Dust Collection Systems.
    8.3 Thermal Oil Heating Systems.
    8.4 Particulate Size Reduction Equipment.
    8.5 Panel Product Manufacturing Machinery.
    8.6 Dryer Systems.
    8.7 Spray Finishing.
    8.8 Dipping and Coating.
    8.9 Pollution Control Equipment.
    8.10 Storage.
    8.11 Hot Presses.
    8.12 Wood Scrap or Wood Waste Processing and Disposal.
    Chapter 9 Fire Protection
    9.1 General Fire Protection.
    Chapter 10 Human Element
    10.1 General.
    10.2 Objective.
    10.3 Personal Protective Equipment.
    10.4 Inspection and Maintenance.
    10.5 Record Retention.
    10.6 Employee Training.
    10.7 Contractors and Subcontractors.
    10.8 Portable Appliances.
    10.9 Management of Change.
    10.10 Incident Investigation.
    10.11 Impairments of Fire Protection and Explosion Prevention Systems.
    10.12 Smoking.
    10.13 Hot Work.
    10.14 Emergency Planning and Response.
    Chapter 11 Housekeeping
    11.1 General Requirements.
    11.2 Cleanup Methods.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Explosion Protection
    Annex C Informational Primer on Spark Detection and Extinguishing Systems
    Annex D Conveying System Isolation
    Annex E Automatic Water Spray Deluge Protection for Dryer Systems
    Annex F Informational References
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