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Dedication

Effective Date of Local Laws

Chapter 1 Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Precautions Against Fire

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Operations Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Furnishings, Decorations and Scenery

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Aviation Facilities and Operations

Chapter 12 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14 Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration and Demolition

Chapter 15 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 16 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 17 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 18 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 19 Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials

Chapter 20 Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 21 Industrial Furnaces

Chapter 22 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 23 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 24 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 25 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 26 Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 27 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS—GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 28 Aerosols

Chapter 29 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 30 Compressed Gases

Chapter 31 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 32 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 33 Explosives, Fireworks and Special Effects

Chapter 34 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35 Flammable Gases

Chapter 36 Flammable Solids

Chapter 37 Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 38 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 41 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42 Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 43 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Fees

Appendix B Referenced Standard Modifications

This chapter shall govern combustible dust-producing operations, and the equipment and processes utilized in connection with such operations in order to minimize and mitigate dust explosion hazards.
Permits shall be required as set forth in FC105.6.
Combustible dust-producing operations shall be conducted in accordance with this chapter. All devices, equipment, systems and processes utilized in connection with such operations shall be designed, installed, operated and maintained in accordance with this chapter.
The following term shall, for the purposes of this chapter and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meaning shown herein.

COMBUSTIBLE DUST. Finely divided solid material that is 420 microns or less in diameter, will pass through a U.S. standard No. 40 sieve and, when dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, can be ignited by a flame, spark or other source of ignition.
It shall be unlawful to smoke, or use heating or other devices employing an open flame or spark-producing equipment, in areas where combustible dust is generated, processed or otherwise stored, handled or used.
Accumulation of combustible dust shall be kept to a minimum indoors. 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. When a normally inaccessible area such as a duct or cockloft is made accessible for purposes of an alteration, repair or other reason, any accumulation of combustible dust shall be removed from such area.
Measures shall be taken to prevent and control dust explosions wherever combustible dust-producing operations are conducted. Such measures shall comply with the applicable operation and maintenance requirements of the codes and standards listed in FC Table 1304.1.

FC TABLE 1304.1 EXPLOSION PROTECTION STANDARDS

STANDARD SUBJECT
NFPA 61 Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agri-
cultural and Food Processing Facilities
NFPA 69 Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code
NFPA 120 Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines
NFPA 484 Combustible Metals
NFPA 654 Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions from
the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling
of Combustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 655 Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions
Electrical Code Electrical Installations
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