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The storage of scrap magnesium shall comply with Sections 5906.4.1 through 5906.4.3.
5906.4.1 Separation
Magnesium fines shall be kept separate from other combustible materials.
5906.4.2 Storage of 50 to 1,000 Cubic Feet
Storage of fine magnesium scrap in quantities greater than 50 cubic feet (1.4 m3) [six 55-gallon (208 L) steel drums] shall be separated from other occupancies by an open space of not less than 50 feet (15 240 mm) or by a fire barrier constructed in accordance with Section 707 of the International Building Code.
5906.4.3 Storage of Greater Than 1,000 Cubic Feet
Storage of fine magnesium scrap in quantities greater than 1,000 cubic feet (28 m3) shall be separated from all buildings other than those used for magnesium scrap recovery operations by a distance of not less than 100 feet (30 480 mm).

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