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5106.5 Special Protection Design for Level 2 and 3 Aerosol Products Adjacent to Flammable and Combustible Liquids in Double-Row Racks

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The display and merchandising of Level 2 and 3 aerosol products adjacent to flammable and combustible liquids in double-row racks shall be in accordance with Section 5106.3.3 or Sections 5106.5.1 through 5106.5.8.
5106.5.1 Fire Protection
Fire protection for the display and merchandising of Level 2 and 3 aerosols in double-row racks shall be in accordance with Table 7.5.1 and Figure 7.5.1 of NFPA 30B.
5106.5.2 Cartoned Aerosol Products
Level 2 and 3 aerosol products displayed or merchandised more than 8 feet (2438 mm) above the finished floor shall be in cartons.
5106.5.3 Shelving
Shelving in racks shall be limited to wire mesh shelving having uniform openings not more than 6 inches (152 mm) apart, with the openings comprising not less than 50 percent of the overall shelf area.
5106.5.4 Aisles
Racks shall be arranged so that aisles not less than 71/2 feet (2286 mm) wide are maintained between rows of racks and adjacent solid-piled or palletized merchandise.
5106.5.5 Flue Spaces
Flue spaces in racks shall comply with the following:
  1. Transverse flue spaces—Nominal 3-inch (76 mm) transverse flue spaces shall be maintained between merchandise and rack uprights.
  2. Longitudinal flue spaces—Nominal 6-inch (152 mm) longitudinal flue spaces shall be maintained.
5106.5.6 Horizontal Barriers
Horizontal barriers constructed of minimum 3/8-inch-thick (10 mm) plywood or minimum 0.034-inch (0.086 mm) (No. 22 gage) sheet metal shall be provided and located in accordance with Table 7.5.1 and Figure 7.5.1 of NFPA 30B where in-rack sprinklers are installed.
5106.5.7 Class I, II, III, IV and Plastic Commodities
Class I, II, III, IV and plastic commodities located adjacent to Level 2 and 3 aerosol products and plastic aerosol 3 products shall be protected in accordance with NFPA 13.
5106.5.8 Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Class I, II, III A and III B liquids shall be allowed to be located adjacent to Level 2 and 3 aerosol products where both of the following conditions are met:
  1. Class I, II, IIIA and IIIB liquid containers: Containers for Class I, II, IIIA and IIIB liquids shall be limited to 1.06-gallon (4 L) metal-relieving and nonrelieving style containers and 5.3-gallon (20 L) metal-relieving style containers.
  2. Fire protection for Class I, II, IIIA and IIIB Liquids: Automatic sprinkler protection for Class I, II, IIIA and IIIB liquids shall be in accordance with Chapter 57.

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5106.5.4 Aerosols, Aisles
Racks shall be arranged so that aisles not less than 71/2 feet (2286 mm) wide are maintained between rows of racks and adjacent solid-piled ...