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12.7.5.3.1
Exhibits shall comply with 12.7.5.3.2 through 12.7.5.3.11.
12.7.5.3.2
The travel distance within the exhibit booth or exhibit enclosure to an exit access aisle shall not exceed 50 ft (15 m).
12.7.5.3.3
The upper deck of multilevel exhibits exceeding 300 ft2 (28 m2) shall have not less than two remote means of egress.
12.7.5.3.4
Exhibit booth construction materials shall be limited to the following:
  1. Noncombustible or limited-combustible materials
  2. Wood exceeding 1/4 in. (6.3 mm) nominal thickness
  3. Wood that is pressure-treated, fire-retardant wood meeting the requirements of NFPA 703
  4. Flame-retardant materials complying with one of the following:
    1. They shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria contained in Test Method 1 or Test Method 2, as appropriate, of NFPA 701.
    2. They shall exhibit a heat release rate not exceeding 100 kW when tested in accordance with NFPA 289 using the 20 kW ignition source.
  5. Textile wall coverings, such as carpeting and similar products used as wall or ceiling finishes, complying with the provisions of 10.2.2 and 10.2.4.4
  6. Plastics limited to those that comply with 12.3.3 and Section 10.2
  7. Foamed plastics and materials containing foamed plastics having a heat release rate for any single fuel package that does not exceed 100 kW where tested in accordance with one of the following:
    1. ANSI/UL 1975, Standard for Fire Tests for Foamed Plastics Used for Decorative Purposes
    2. NFPA 289 using the 20 kW ignition source
  8. Cardboard, honeycombed paper, and other combustible materials having a heat release rate for any single fuel package that does not exceed 150 kW where tested in accordance with one of the following:
    1. ANSI/UL 1975, Standard for Fire Tests for Foamed Plastics Used for Decorative Purposes
    2. NFPA 289 using the 20 kW ignition source
12.7.5.3.5
Curtains, drapes, and decorations shall comply with 10.3.1.
12.7.5.3.6
Acoustical and decorative material including, but not limited to, cotton, hay, paper, straw, moss, split bamboo, and wood chips shall be flame-retardant treated to the satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction.
12.7.5.3.6.1
Materials that cannot be treated for flame retardancy shall not be used.
12.7.5.3.6.2
Foamed plastics, and materials containing foamed plastics and used as decorative objects such as, but not limited to, mannequins, murals, and signs, shall have a heat release rate for any single fuel package that does not exceed 150 kW where tested in accordance with one of the following:
  1. ANSI/UL 1975, Standard for Fire Tests for Foamed Plastics Used for Decorative Purposes
  2. NFPA 289 using the 20 kW ignition source
12.7.5.3.6.3
Where the aggregate area of acoustical and decorative materials is less than 10 percent of the individual floor or wall area, such materials shall be permitted to be used subject to the approval of the authority having jurisdiction.
12.7.5.3.7
The following shall be protected by automatic extinguishing systems:
  1. Single-level exhibit booths exceeding 300 ft2 (28 m2) and covered with a ceiling
  2. Each level of multilevel exhibit booths, including the uppermost level where the uppermost level is covered with a ceiling
12.7.5.3.7.1
The requirements of 12.7.5.3.7 shall not apply where otherwise permitted by the following:
  1. Ceilings that are constructed of open grate design or listed dropout ceilings in accordance with NFPA 13 shall not be considered ceilings within the context of 12.7.5.3.7.
  2. Vehicles, boats, and similar exhibited products having over 100 ft2 (9.3 m2) of roofed area shall be provided with smoke detectors acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
  3. *The requirement of 12.7.5.3.7(2) shall not apply where fire protection of multilevel exhibit booths is consistent with the criteria developed through a life safety evaluation of the exhibition hall in accordance with 12.4.1, subject to approval of the authority having jurisdiction.
12.7.5.3.7.2
A single exhibit or group of exhibits with ceilings that do not require sprinklers shall be separated by a distance of not less than 10 ft (3050 mm) where the aggregate ceiling exceeds 300 ft2 (28 m2).
12.7.5.3.7.3
The water supply and piping for the sprinkler system shall be permitted to be of an approved temporary means that is provided by a domestic water supply, a standpipe system, or a sprinkler system.
12.7.5.3.8
Open flame devices within exhibit booths shall comply with 12.7.3.
12.7.5.3.9
Cooking and food-warming devices in exhibit booths shall comply with 12.7.2 and all of the following:
  1. Gas-fired devices shall comply with the following:
    1. Natural gas-fired devices shall comply with 9.1.1.
    2. The requirement of 12.7.5.3.9(1)(a) shall not apply to compressed natural gas where permitted by the authority having jurisdiction.
    3. The use of LP-Gas cylinders shall be prohibited.
    4. Nonrefillable LP-Gas cylinders shall be approved for use where permitted by the authority having jurisdiction.
  2. The devices shall be isolated from the public by not less than 48 in. (1220 mm) or by a barrier between the devices and the public.
  3. Multi-well cooking equipment using combustible oils or solids shall comply with 9.2.3.
  4. Single-well cooking equipment using combustible oils or solids shall meet all of the following criteria:
    1. The equipment shall have lids available for immediate use.
    2. The equipment shall be limited to 2 ft2 (0.2 m2) of cooking surface.
    3. The equipment shall be placed on noncombustible surface materials.
    4. The equipment shall be separated from each other by a horizontal distance of not less than 24 in. (610 mm).
    5. The requirement of 12.7.5.3.9(4)(d) shall not apply to multiple single-well cooking equipment where the aggregate cooking surface area does not exceed 2 ft2 (0.2 m2).
    6. The equipment shall be kept at a horizontal distance of not less than 24 in. (610 mm) from any combustible material.
  5. A portable fire extinguisher in accordance with Section 9.9 shall be provided within the booth for each device, or an approved automatic extinguishing system shall be provided.
12.7.5.3.10
Combustible materials within exhibit booths shall be limited to a one-day supply. Storage of combustible materials behind the booth shall be prohibited. (See 12.7.4.2 and 12.7.5.2.)
12.7.5.3.11
Plans for the exposition, in an acceptable form, shall be submitted to the authority having jurisdiction for approval prior to setting up any exhibit.
12.7.5.3.11.1
The plan shall show all details of the proposed exposition.
12.7.5.3.11.2
No exposition shall occupy any exposition facility without approved plans.