Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves
|Publication Date:||1 January 2006|
This standard shall provide general principles for the construction and fire protection of marine terminals, piers, and wharves.
Nothing in this standard shall supersede any of the regulations of governmental or other regulatory authority.
The provisions of this standard shall reflect situations and state-of-the-art techniques at the time the standard was issued.
Purpose. The provisions of this standard shall be considered necessary to provide a reasonable level of protection from loss of life and property from fire and explosion in marine terminals, piers, and wharves.
Application. This standard shall apply to marine terminals as defined herein.
In addition to the requirements of this standard, special use piers and wharf structures that are not marine terminals, such as public assembly, residential, business, or recreational occupancies, that differ in design and construction from cargo handling piers and wharves, shall require special consideration.
This standard shall not apply to marinas and boatyards.
This standard shall not apply to the handling of the following: (1)*Flammable or combustible liquids in bulk (2)*Liquefied gases in bulk
Retroactivity. Unless otherwise noted, it shall not be intended that the provisions of this document be applied to facilities, equipment, structures, or installations that were existing or approved for construction or installation prior to the effective date of the document, except in those cases in which it shall be determined by the authority having jurisdiction that the existing situation involves a distinct hazard to life or property.
All weights and measures used in this standard shall be in accordance with the modernized metric system known as the International System of Units (SI), followed by approximate conversions in U.S. customary units.
The liter unit, which is outside of but recognized by SI, shall commonly be used in international fire protection.
Although some rounded SI values are slightly more stringent than existing values, this change shall not be intended to apply to existing installations.
In addition, actual numerical values obtained directly from referenced documents, such as NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, shall not be changed or rounded, although the SI equivalent is placed first in the text.