Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code
|Publication Date:||18 August 2000|
(Footnote *) This code shall apply to the storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids, including waste liquids, as herein defined and classified.
This code shall not apply to the following:
(1)(Footnote *) Any liquid that has a melting point equal to or greater than 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C) or that does not meet the criteria for fluidity given in the definition for liquid in Section 1.7
(2) Any liquefied gas or cryogenic liquid as defined in Section 1.6
(3)(Footnote *) Any liquid that does not have a flash point, which can be flammable under some conditions, such as certain halogenated hydrocarbons and mixtures containing halogenated hydrocarbons
(4)(Footnote *) Any aerosol product
(5) Any mist, spray, or foam
(6) Storage of flammable and combustible liquids as covered by NFPA 395, Standard for the Storage of Flammable and Combustible Liquids at Farms and Isolated Sites
This code shall also not apply to the following:
(1)(Footnote *) Transportation of flammable and combustible liquids as governed by the U.S. Department of Transportation
(2)(Footnote *) Storage, handling, and use of fuel oil tanks and containers connected with oil burning equipment
(Footnote *) Purpose. The purpose of this code shall be to provide reasonable requirements for the safe storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids.
Applicability. Chapters 2 and 3 shall apply to bulk storage of liquids in tanks and similar vessels. Chapter 4 shall apply to storage of liquids in containers and portable tanks in storage areas and warehouses. Chapter 5 shall apply to handling of liquids in manufacturing and related operations and processes. Chapter 6 shall apply to electrical systems.
Footnote * - NOTICE: An asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates that explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Appendix A.