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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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5101.1 Scope

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The provisions of this chapter and NFPA 30B shall apply to the manufacturing, storage and display of aerosol products. Manufacturing of aerosol products using hazardous materials shall also comply with Chapter 50.

5101.2 Permit Required

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Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) information for aerosol products displayed shall be kept on the premises at an approved location.
Metal aerosol containers shall be limited to a maximum size of 33.8 fluid ounces (1000 ml). Plastic aerosol containers shall be limited to a maximum 4 fluid ounces (118 ml) except as provided in Section 5104.1.1. Glass aerosol containers shall be limited to a maximum 4 fluid ounces (118 ml).
Aerosol products shall be classified as Level 1, 2 or 3 in accordance with Table 5103.1 and NFPA 30B. Aerosol products in cartons that are not identified in accordance with this section shall be classified as Level 3.

TABLE 5103.1
CLASSIFICATION OF AEROSOL PRODUCTS
CHEMICAL HEAT OF COMBUSTION AEROSOL
CLASSIFICATION
Greater than
(Btu/lb)
Less than or equal to
(Btu/lb)
0 8,600 1
8,600 13,000 2
13,000 3
For SI: 1 British thermal unit per pound = 0.002326 kJ/g.
Cartons shall be identified on not less than one side with the classification level of the aerosol products contained within the carton as follows:

LEVEL ________ AEROSOLS

5104.1 General

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The inside storage of Levels 2 and 3 aerosol products shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.1.1 Plastic Containers

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Aerosol products in plastic containers larger than 4 fluid ounces (118 ml), but not to exceed 33.8 fluid ounces (1000 ml), shall be allowed only where in accordance with this section. The commodity classification shall be Class III commodities, as defined in the applicable NFPA 13 standard where any of the following conditions are met:
  1. Base product has no fire point where tested in accordance with ASTM D 92, and nonflammable propellant.
  2. Base product has no sustained combustion as tested in accordance with Appendix H, "Method of Testing for Sustained Combustibility," in U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 173, and nonflammable propellant.
  3. Base product contains up to 20 percent by volume (15.8 percent by weight) of ethanol or isopropyl alcohol, or both, in an aqueous mix, and nonflammable propellant.
  4. Base product contains 4 percent by weight or less of an emulsified flammable liquefied gas propellant within an aqueous base. The propellant shall remain emulsified for the life of the product. Where such propellant is not permanently emulsified, the propellant shall be nonflammable.

5104.2 Storage in Groups A, B, E, F, I and R

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Storage of aerosol products in occupancies in Groups A, B, E, F, I and R shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code. The maximum quantity shall be increased 100 percent where the excess quantity is stored in storage cabinets in accordance with Section 5704.3.2.
Storage of quantities exceeding the maximum quantities indicated in Section 5104.2 shall be stored in separate inside flammable liquid storage rooms in accordance with Section 5104.5.

5104.3 Storage in General Purpose Warehouses

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Aerosol storage in general purpose warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.3.1 Nonsegregated Storage

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Nonsegregated storage areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.3.2 Segregated Storage

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Segregated storage areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.3.2.1 Chain-Link Fence Enclosures

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Chain link fence enclosures shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.3.2.2 Aisles

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The minimum aisle requirements for segregated storage in general purpose warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.4 Storage in Aerosol Warehouses

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The total quantity of Levels 2 and 3 aerosol products in a warehouse utilized for the storage, shipping and receiving of aerosol products shall maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.4.1 Automatic Sprinkler System

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Where provided, automatic sprinkler systems protecting aerosol warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.4.2 Pile and Palletized Storage Aisles

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Travel distance and aisles serving pile and palletized storage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.4.3 Rack Storage Aisles

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Rack storage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.4.4 Combustible Commodities

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5104.5 Storage in Inside Flammable Liquid Storage Rooms

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Inside flammable liquid storage rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.5.1 Storage Rooms of 500 Square Feet or Less

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5104.5.2 Storage Rooms Greater Than 500 Square Feet

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5104.6 Storage in Liquid Warehouses

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The storage of aerosol products in liquid warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.6.1 Containment

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Spill control or drainage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.6.2 Sprinkler Design

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5104.6.3 Opening Protection Into Segregated Storage Areas

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Fire doors or gates opening into the segregated storage area shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.7 Storage in Group M Occupancies

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Storage of aerosol products in occupancies in Group M shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
The outside storage of Level 2 and 3 aerosol products, including storage in temporary storage trailers, shall be separated from exposures in accordance with Table 5105.1.

TABLE 5105.1
DISTANCE TO EXPOSURES FOR OUTSIDE STORAGE OF LEVEL 2 AND 3 AEROSOL PRODUCTS
EXPOSURE MINIMUM DISTANCE FROM
AEROSOL STORAGE (feet)a
Public alleys, public ways, public streets 20
Buildings 50
Exit discharge to a public way 50
Lot lines 20
Other outside storage 50

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm.
  1. The minimum separation distance indicated is not required where exterior walls having a 2-hour fire-resistance rating without penetrations separate the storage from the exposure. The walls shall extend not less than 30 inches above and to the sides of Level 2 and 3 aerosol products.

5106.1 General

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This section shall apply to the maintenance of retail display of aerosol products.
Aerosol display and normal merchandising not exceeding 8 feet (2438 mm) in height shall be in accordance with Sections 5106.2.1 through 5106.2.4.

5106.2.1 Maximum Quantities in Retail Display Areas

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Quantities of aerosol products in retail display areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.2.2 Display of Containers

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Aerosol containers shall be stacked in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.2.3 Combustible Cartons

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5106.2.4 Retail Display Automatic Sprinkler System

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Where an automatic sprinkler system is required for the protected retail display of aerosol products, the wet-pipe automatic sprinkler system shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.
Aerosol display and merchandising exceeding 8 feet in height shall be in accordance with Sections 5106.3.1 through 5106.3.3.

5106.3.1 Maximum Quantities in Retail Display Areas

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Aerosol products in retail display areas shall not exceed quantities approved under the applicable building code.

5106.3.2 Automatic Sprinkler Protection

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Where provided, automatic sprinkler protection for aerosol display and merchandising areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.3.3 Separation of Level 2 and 3 Aerosol Areas

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Separation of aerosol areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.4 Maximum Quantities in Storage Areas

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Aerosol products in storage areas adjacent to retail display areas shall not exceed the quantities approved under the applicable building code.
The display and merchandising of aerosols adjacent to flammable and combustible liquids in double-row racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.5.1 Fire Protection

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Where required, fire protection for the display and merchandising of aerosols in double-row racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.5.2 Cartoned Products

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5106.5.3 Shelving

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Shelving in racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.5.4 Aisles

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Aisles shall be maintained between rows of racks and adjacent solidly piled or palletized merchandise in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.5.5 Flue Spaces

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Flue spaces in racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.5.6 Horizontal Barriers

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Horizontal barriers shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5106.5.7 Class I, II, III, IV and Plastic Commodities

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5106.5.8 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

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5107.1 General

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Manufacturing facilities shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
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