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Preface

Effective Use of the International Fire Code

Legislation

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Requirements

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Service Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Finish, Decorative Materials and Furnishings

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings

Chapter 12 Through 19 Reserved

Chapter 20 Aviation Facilities

Chapter 21 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 22 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 23 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 24 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 25 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 26 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 27 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 28 Lumber Yards and Woodworking Facilities

Chapter 29 Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 30 Industrial Ovens

Chapter 31 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 32 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 33 Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition

Chapter 34 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 35 Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 36 Marinas

Chapter 37 Through 49 Reserved

Chapter 50 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS—GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 51 Aerosols

Chapter 52 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 53 Compressed Gases

Chapter 54 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 55 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 56 Explosives and Fireworks

Chapter 57 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 58 Flammable Gases and Flammable Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 59 Flammable Solids

Chapter 60 Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 61 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 62 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 63 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 64 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 65 Pyroxylin (Cellulose Nitrate) Plastics

Chapter 66 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 67 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 68 Through 79 Reserved

Chapter 80 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Board of Appeals

Appendix B Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix C Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution

Appendix D Fire Apparatus Access Roads

Appendix E Hazard Categories

Appendix F Hazard Ranking

Appendix G CRYOGENIC FLUIDS—WEIGHT AND VOLUME EQUIVALENTS

Appendix H Hazardous Materials Management Plan (Hmmp) and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (Hmis) Instructions

Appendix I FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS—NONCOMPLIANT CONDITIONS

Appendix J Building Information Sign

This appendix is for information purposes and is not intended for adoption.
This appendix is used to convert from liquid to gas for cryogenic fluids.
Table G101.2 shall be used to determine the equivalent amounts of cryogenic fluids in either the liquid or gas phase.

TABLE G101.2
WEIGHT AND VOLUME EQUIVALENTS FOR COMMON CRYOGENIC FLUIDS

CRYOGENIC FLUIDWEIGHT OF LIQUID OR GASVOLUME OF LIQUID AT NORMAL
BOILING POINT
VOLUME OF GAS AT NTP
PoundsKilogramsLitersGallonsCubic feetCubic meters
Argon1.000
2.205
3.072
11.628
10.340
3.652
0.454
1.000
1.393
5.274
4.690
1.656
0.326
0.718
1.000
3.785
3.366
1.189
0.086
0.190
0.264
1.000
0.889
0.314
9.67
21.32
29.71
112.45
100.00
35.31
0.274
0.604
0.841
3.184
2.832
1.000
Helium1.000
2.205
0.275
1.042
1.034
0.365
0.454
1.000
0.125
0.473
0.469
0.166
3.631
8.006
1.000
3.785
3.754
1.326
0.959
2.115
0.264
1.000
0.992
0.350
96.72
213.23
26.63
100.82
100.00
35.31
2.739
6.038
0.754
2.855
2.832
1.000
Hydrogen1.000
2.205
0.156
0.591
0.521
0.184
0.454
1.000
0.071
0.268
0.236
0.083
6.409
14.130
1.000
3.785
3.339
1.179
1.693
3.733
0.264
1.000
0.882
0.311
191.96
423.20
29.95
113.37
100.00
35.31
5.436
11.984
0.848
3.210
2.832
1.000
Oxygen1.000
2.205
2.517
9.527
8.281
2.924
0.454
1.000
1.142
4.321
3.756
1.327
0.397
0.876
1.000
3.785
3.290
1.162
0.105
0.231
0.264
1.000
0.869
0.307
12.00
26.62
30.39
115.05
100.00
35.31
0.342
0.754
0.861
3.250
2.832
1.000
Nitrogen1.000
2.205
1.782
6.746
7.245
2.558
0.454
1.000
0.808
3.060
3.286
1.160
0.561
1.237
1.000
3.785
4.065
1.436
0.148
0.327
0.264
1.000
1.074
0.379
13.80
30.43
24.60
93.11
100.00
35.31
0.391
0.862
0.697
2.637
2.832
1.000
LNGa1.000
2.205
0.951
3.600
4.356
11.501
0.454
1.000
0.431
1.633
1.976
5.217
1.052
2.320
1.000
3.785
4.580
1.616
0.278
0.613
0.264
1.000
1.210
0.427
22.968
50.646
21.812
82.62
100.00
35.31
0.650
1.434
0.618
2.340
2.832
1.000
For SI: 1 pound = 0.454 kg, 1 gallon = 3.785 L, 1 cubic foot = 0.02832 m3, °C = [(°F)-32]/1.8, 1 pound per square inch atmosphere = 6.895 kPa.
a. The values listed for liquefied natural gas (LNG) are “typical” values. LNG is a mixture of hydrocarbon gases, and no two LNG streams have exactly the same composition.
To use Table G101.2, read horizontally across the line of interest. For example, to determine the number of cubic feet of gas contained in 1.0 gallon (3.785 L) of liquid argon, find 1.000 in the column entitled “Volume of Liquid at Normal Boiling Point.” Reading across the line under the column entitled “Volume of Gas at NTP” (70°F and 1 atmosphere/14.7 psia), the value of 112.45 cubic feet (3.184 m3) is found.
If other quantities are of interest, the numbers obtained can be multiplied or divided to obtain the quantity of interest. For example, to determine the number of cubic feet of argon gas contained in a volume of 1,000 gallons (3785 L) of liquid argon at its normal boiling point, multiply 112.45 by 1,000 to obtain 112,450 cubic feet (3184 m3).
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