Laboratory and Industrial Hazardous Chemical Safety: A Code-Based Approach

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The concepts and associated fire protection and life safety features contained in control areas, NFPA 45 laboratory units, and High Hazard occupancies will be discussed and applied to the chemical facility setting. View the complete Webinar at http://bit.ly/bAfWsY

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  • 2006 and 2009 IBC’s are similar Several design approaches for storage and use of hazardous materials Code compliance approaches based on limiting chemical amounts and/or increasing active and passive fire protection for the building.
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  • Laboratory and Industrial Hazardous Chemical Safety: A Code-Based Approach

    1. 1. Fire Protection & Life Safety Code Compliance Approaches for Chemical Facilities Jonathan M. Eisenberg, P.E. and Jeremy Lebowitz Rolf Jensen & Associates May 5, 2010
    2. 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Control Area Approach (IBC 2006 and NFPA 1-2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Unit Approach (NFPA 45-2004) </li></ul><ul><li>High Hazard Occupancy (IBC 2006 and NFPA 1-2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Chemical Storage and Use </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Where does 1,000 gallons of Class IB liquid go? </li></ul>Floor 2: 180 gal/CA Floor 1: 240 gal/CA Total: 1,000 gallons Note: Sprinklered building Control Area Approach
    4. 5. Example H-2 Occupancy
    5. 6. <ul><li>Where does 1,000 gallons of Class IB liquid go? </li></ul>Total: 1,000 gallons Weather protection, spill control Outdoor Storage & Use
    6. 7. Rolf Jensen & Associates <ul><li>(508) 620-8900 </li></ul><ul><li>jeisenberg @ rjagroup .com </li></ul><ul><li>jlebowitz @ rjagroup .com </li></ul><ul><li>See complete Webinar </li></ul>

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