The equipment, processes and operations involving dust explosion hazards shall comply with the provisions of this code and NFPA 652.
The following term is defined in Chapter 2:
The owner or operator of a facility with operations that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle potentially combustible dust or combustible particulate solids shall be responsible for compliance with the provisions of this code and NFPA 652.
The requirements of NFPA 652 apply to all new and existing facilities and operations with combustible dust hazard. Existing facilities shall have a dust hazard analysis (DHA) completed in accordance with Section 7.1.2 of NFPA 652.
The fire code official shall be authorized to order a dust hazard analysis to occur sooner if a combustible dust hazard has been identified in a facility that has not previously performed an analysis.
Smoking, the use of heating or other devices employing an open flame, or the use of sparkproducing equipment is prohibited in areas where combustible dust is generated, stored, manufactured, processed or handled.
Accumulation of combustible dust shall be kept to a minimum in the interior of buildings. Accumulated combustible dust shall be collected by vacuum cleaning or other means that will not place combustible dust into suspension in air. Forced air or similar methods shall not be used to remove dust from surfaces.
The industry- or commodity-specific codes and standards listed in Table 2204.1 shall be complied with based on the identification and evaluation of the specific fire and deflagration hazards that exist at a facility.
SPECIFIC HAZARDS STANDARDS
|NFPA 61||Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities|
|NFPA 69||Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems|
|NFPA 70||National Electrical Code|
|NFPA 85||Boiler and Combustion System Hazards Code|
|NFPA 120||Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines|
|NFPA 484||Standard for Combustible Metals|
|NFPA 654||Standard for Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids|
|NFPA 655||Standard for the Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions|
|NFPA 664||Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities|