ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

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

Heads up: There are no amended sections in this chapter.

3001.1 Scope

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
This chapter shall apply to the maintenance and operation of industrial ovens and furnaces. Industrial ovens and furnaces shall comply with the applicable provisions of NFPA 86 and this chapter. The terms "ovens" and "furnaces" are used interchangeably in this chapter.

3001.2 Permits

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

3003.1 Ventilation

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Enclosed rooms or basements containing industrial ovens or furnaces shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
When locating ovens, oven heaters and related equipment, the possibility of fire resulting from overheating or from the escape of fuel gas or fuel oil and the possibility of damage to the building and injury to persons resulting from explosion shall be considered.
Industrial ovens and furnaces shall be located so as not to pose an ignition hazard to flammable vapors or mists or combustible dusts.

3003.4 Temperatures

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.

3004.1 Fuel-Gas Piping

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Fuel-gas piping serving industrial ovens shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

3004.2 Shutoff Valves

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.

3004.2.1 Fuel Supply Lines

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Valves for fuel supply lines shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

3004.3 Valve Position

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.

3005.1 Shut Down

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Interlocks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

3006.1 Required Protection

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Fire-extinguishing systems provided for Classes A and B ovens that contain, or are utilized for the processing of, combustible materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

3006.2 Fixed Fire-Extinguishing Systems

AMENDMENT
This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Fixed fire-extinguishing systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
Portable fire extinguishers complying with Section 906 shall be provided not closer than 15 feet (4572 mm) or not more than 50 feet (15 240 mm) or in accordance with NFPA 10. This shall apply to the oven and related equipment.
An approved, clearly worded, and prominently displayed safety design data form or manufacturer's nameplate shall be provided stating the safe operating condition for which the furnace system was designed, built, altered or extended.
Safety data for Class A solvent atmosphere ovens shall be furnished on the manufacturer's nameplate. The nameplate shall provide the following design data:
  1. The solvent used.
  2. The number of gallons (L) used per batch or per hour of solvent entering the oven.
  3. The required purge time.
  4. The oven operating temperature.
  5. The exhaust blower rating for the number of gallons (L) of solvent per hour or batch at the maximum operating temperature.
Exception: For low-oxygen ovens, the maximum allowable oxygen concentration shall be included in place of the exhaust blower ratings.
Operating, maintenance and supervisory personnel shall be thoroughly instructed and trained in the operation of ovens or furnaces.
Equipment shall be maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
UpCodes Premium
Leverage the most sophisticated code compliance platform.
TRY FREE FOR TWO WEEKS VISIT PRICING