The equipment, processes and operations involving dust explosion hazards shall comply with the provisions of this chapter.
Smoking or the use of heating or other devices employing an open flame, or the use of spark-producing 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 fire code official is authorized to enforce applicable provisions of the codes and standards listed in Table 2204.1 to prevent and control dust explosions.
EXPLOSION PROTECTION STANDARDS
|NFPA 61||Agricultural and Food Products|
|NFPA 69||Explosion Prevention|
|NFPA 70||National Electrical Code|
|NFPA 85||Boiler and Combustion System Hazards|
|NFPA 120||Coal Preparation Plants|
|NFPA 484||Combustible Metals|
|NFPA 654||Manufacturing, Processing and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids|
|NFPA 655||Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions|
|NFPA 664||Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities|