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International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015)

Part I — Administrative

Part II — General Safety Provisions

Part III — Building and Equipment Design Features

Part IV — Special Occupancies and Operations

Part V — Hazardous Materials

Part VI — Referenced Standards

Part VII — Appendices

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The storage, manufacturing and processing of solid biomass feedstock, timber, lumber, plywood, veneers and agro-industrial byproducts shall be in accordance with this chapter.

2801.2 Permit

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2803.1 Open Yards

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Equipment or machinery located inside buildings that generates or emits combustible dust shall be provided with an approved dust collection and exhaust system installed in accordance with Chapter 22 and the International Mechanical Code. Equipment or systems that are used to collect, process or convey combustible dusts shall be provided with an approved explosion control system.
Where a dust explosion hazard exists in equipment rooms, buildings or other enclosures, such areas shall be provided with explosion (deflagration) venting or an approved explosion suppression system complying with Section 911.
Sawmills, planning mills and other woodworking plants shall be equipped with a waste removal system that will collect and remove sawdust and shavings. Such systems shall be installed in accordance with Chapter 22 and the International Mechanical Code.

Exception: Manual waste removal where approved.

2803.3.1 Housekeeping

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Provisions for the systematic and thorough cleaning of the entire plant shall be in accordance with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.

2803.3.2 Metal Scrap

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Provisions for the separating and disposing of any scrap metal shall be in accordance with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.
Electrical wiring and equipment shall comply with NFPA 70.
Protection from ignition sources shall be provided in accordance with Sections 2803.5.1 through 2803.5.3.
Cutting and welding shall comply with Chapter 35.
Static electricity shall be prevented from accumulating on machines and equipment subject to static electricity buildup by permanent grounding and bonding wires or other approved means.

2803.5.3 Smoking

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Any regulation of smoking as a fire hazard shall be in accordance with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.
Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided for buildings and facilities in accordance with Section 503.
Where storage pile configurations could change because of changes in product operations and processing, the access plan shall be submitted for approval when required by the fire code official.
Fire protection in timber and lumber production mills, plywood and veneer mills and agro-industrial facilities shall comply with Sections 2804.2 through 2804.4.
An approved means for transmitting alarms to the fire department shall be provided in timber and lumber production mills and plywood and veneer mills.
A manual fire alarm system complying with Section 907.2 shall be installed in areas of timber and lumber production mills and for plywood and veneer mills that contain product dryers.

Exception: Where dryers or other sources of ignition are protected by a supervised automatic sprinkler system complying with Section 903.
Portable fire extinguishers or standpipes and hose supplied from an approved water system shall be provided within a 50-foot (15 240 mm) distance of travel from any machine producing shavings or sawdust. Portable fire extinguishers shall be provided in accordance with Section 906 for extra-high hazards.
Plant operations of plywood, veneer and composite board mills shall comply with Sections 2805.2 and 2805.3.
Dryers shall be protected throughout by an approved, automatic deluge water-spray suppression system complying with Chapter 9. Deluge heads shall be inspected quarterly for pitch buildup. Deluge heads shall be flushed during regular maintenance for functional operation. Manual activation valves shall be located within 75 feet (22 860 mm) of the drying equipment.
Facilities that use heat transfer fluids to provide process equipment heat through piped, indirect heating systems shall comply with this code and NFPA 664.

2806.1 General

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Log storage areas shall comply the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.

2806.2 Cold Decks

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2806.3 Pile Stability

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2807.1 General

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The storage of wood chips and hogged material shall comply with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.

2807.2 Size of Piles

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2807.3 Pile Fire Protection

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2807.4 Material-Handling Equipment

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2807.5 Emergency Plan

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2808.1 General

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The storage and processing of materials associated with yard waste and recycling facilities shall comply with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.

2808.2 Storage Site

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2808.3 Size of Piles

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2808.4 Pile Separation

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2808.5 Combustible Waste

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2808.6 Static Pile Protection

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2808.7 Pile Fire Protection

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2808.8 Fire Extinguishers

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2808.9 Material-Handling Equipment

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2808.10 Emergency Plan

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2809.1 General

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The exterior storage of finished lumber products shall comply with the Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code.

2809.2 Size of Piles

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2809.3 Fire Apparatus Access Roads

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2809.4 Security

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2809.5 Fire Protection

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