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§4828-01 Storage of Aerosols in Pre-Existing Facilities

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  1. Scope. This section consolidates the New York City Fire Prevention Code and former Fire Department rules in effect on June 30, 2008, that are applicable to the design and installation of aerosol storage in pre-existing facilities.
  2. Definitions. The following terms shall, for purposes of this section and as used elsewhere in 3 RCNY Chapter 48, have the meanings shown herein:
          Combustible pressurized product. A pressurized product that has a flashpoint at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and below 300 degrees Fahrenheit, or where a flame projection exceeds three (3) inches but not more than eighteen (18) inches at full valve opening when tested by a method described in the regulations of the United States Department of Transportation, as set forth in Title 49, Part 173 of the Code of Federal Regulations. (Former Fire Department rule § 32-01(b))
          Extremely flammable pressurized product. A pressurized product that has a flashpoint below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and where a flashback (a flame extending back to the dispenser) is obtained at any degree of the valve opening when tested by a method described in the regulations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, as set forth in Title 16, Part 1500 of the Code of Federal Regulations. (Former Fire Department rule § 32-01(b))
          Flammable pressurized product. A pressurized product that has a flashpoint at or above 20 degrees Fahrenheit and below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or where a flame projection exceeds eighteen (18) inches at full valve opening or a flashback (a flame extending back to the dispenser) is obtained at any degree of valve opening when tested by a method described in the regulations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, as set forth in Title 16, Part 1500, of the Code of Federal Regulations, or the regulations of the United States Department of Transportation, as set forth in Title 49, Part 173 of the Code of Federal Regulations. (Former Fire Department rule § 32-01(b))
          Pressurized product. The product in a pressurized container with a propellant that causes the product to be expelled from the container through a valve. This term includes all such products, irrespective of the ingredients of the product, the type of propellant, or form in which the product is dispensed. (Former Fire Department rule § 32-01(b))
  3. General Provisions. Pre-existing facilities with aerosol storage the design and installation of which would not be allowed or approved under the Fire Code, but which, pursuant to FC 102.3 and R102-01, may be continued with respect to such aerosol storage under the applicable laws, rules and regulations in effect prior to the Fire Code, shall continue to comply with the provisions of such laws, rules and regulations, including former Fire Department rule § 32-01, until such time as such facilities may be required to comply with the Fire Code and the rules with respect to their design and installation.
  4. Pressurized Products.
    1. Former Fire Department Rule § 32-01.
      § 32-01 Manufacture, Storage and Use of Pressurized Products.
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         (e)   Storage and use requirements.
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            (2)   Combustible, flammable or extremely flammable pressurized products in quantities exceeding the following amounts shall comply with the following additional storage requirements:
  1. Combustible, flammable or extremely flammable pressurized products in quantities exceeding a total of fifty (50) gallons but not more than a total of two hundred (200) gallons shall be stored in an area protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system, an area having natural ventilation, or an area which is vented to the outdoors by a duct having a cross-section of at least eight (8) inches.
  2. Combustible, flammable or extremely flammable pressurized products in quantities exceeding a total of two hundred (200) gallons shall be stored as follows:
    1. in non-combustible (fireproof) buildings, in a fireproof storage room, unless the building is equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system or other fire extinguishing system approved by the Department;
    2. in combustible (non-fireproof) buildings, in a fire-resistive storage room that is vented to the outdoors and that is equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system or other extinguishing system approved by the Department.

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