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20.15.5 Bulk Storage Elevators
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Bulk storage elevators shall comply with 20.15.5 and NFPA 61.
The requirements of 20.15.5 shall apply to all of the following:
- All facilities that receive, handle, process, dry, blend, use, mill, package, store, or ship dry agricultural bulk materials, their by-products, or dusts that include grains, oilseeds, agricultural seeds, legumes, sugar, flour, spices, feeds, dry dairy/food powders, and other related materials
- All facilities designed for manufacturing and handling starch, including drying, grinding, conveying, processing, packaging, and storing dry or modified starch, and dry products and dusts generated from these processes
- Those seed preparation and meal-handling systems of oilseed processing plants not covered by NFPA 36
Subsection 20.15.5 shall not apply to oilseed extraction processes that are covered by NFPA 36. [61:1.3.2]
Unless otherwise noted, the provisions of 20.15.5 on bulk storage elevators shall not be applied to facilities, equipment, structures, or installations that were existing or approved for construction or installation prior to the effective date of this Code, except in those cases where it is determined by the AHJ that the existing situation involves a distinct hazard to life or adjacent property.
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