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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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5401.1 Scope

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Maintenance and operational aspects of the storage and use of corrosive materials shall be in accordance with this chapter. Compressed gases shall also comply with Chapter 53.

Exceptions:
  1. Display and storage in Group M and storage in Group S occupancies complying with Section 5003.11.
  2. Stationary storage battery systems in accordance with Section 608.
  3. This chapter shall not apply to R-717 (ammonia) where used as a refrigerant in a refrigeration system (see Section 606).

5401.2 Permits

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This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.
The following term is defined in Chapter 2:

CORROSIVE.

5403.1 Quantities Not Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area

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This section has been amended at the state or city level.
The storage and use of corrosive materials in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

5403.2 Quantities Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area

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This section has been amended at the state or city level.
The storage and use of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.
Indoor storage of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(2), shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003 and 5004 and this chapter.

5404.1.1 Liquid-Tight Floor

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This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Liquid-tight floors shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
Outdoor storage of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(4) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003 and 5004 and this chapter.

5404.2.1 Above-Ground Outside Storage Tanks

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This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Aboveground outside storage tanks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
Outdoor storage of corrosive materials shall not be within 20 feet (6096 mm) of buildings not associated with the manufacturing or distribution of such materials, lot lines, public streets, public alleys, public ways or means of egress. A 2-hour fire barrier without openings or penetrations, and extending not less than 30 inches (762 mm) above and to the sides of the storage area, is allowed in lieu of such distance. The wall shall either be an independent structure, or the exterior wall of the building adjacent to the storage area.
The indoor use of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(2) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003 and 5005 and this chapter.
Corrosive liquids shall be transferred in accordance with Section 5005.1.10.

5405.1.2 Ventilation

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This section has been amended at the state or city level.
Where required, mechanical exhaust ventilation shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
The outdoor use of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(4) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003 and 5005 and this chapter.
Outdoor use of corrosive materials shall be located in accordance with Section 5404.2.2.
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