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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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The storage and use of flammable solids shall be in accordance with this chapter.

5901.2 Permits

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Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.
The following terms are defined in Chapter 2:

FLAMMABLE SOLID.

MAGNESIUM.
The storage and use of flammable solids in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area as indicated in Section 5003.1 shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003 and 5901.

5904.1 Indoor Storage

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Indoor storage of flammable solids in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

5904.1.1 Pile Size Limits and Location

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5904.1.2 Aisles

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Aisle widths between piles shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5904.1.3 Basement Storage

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Flammable solids shall not be stored in basements previously approved.
Outdoor storage of flammable solids in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantities per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(1) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 5004 and this chapter. Outdoor storage of magnesium shall be in accordance with Section 5906.
Outdoor storage of flammable solids shall not be located within 20 feet (6096 mm) of a building, lot line, public street, public alley, public way or means of egress. A 2-hour fire barrier without openings or penetrations and extending 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.
Outdoor storage of flammable solids shall be separated into piles not larger than 5,000 cubic feet (141 m3) each. Piles shall be separated by aisles with a minimum width of not less than one-half the pile height or 10 feet (3048 mm), whichever is greater.
The use of flammable solids in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(1) or 5003.1.1(3) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 5005 and this chapter. The use of magnesium shall be in accordance with Section 5906.
Storage, use, handling and processing of magnesium, including the pure metal and alloys of which the major part is magnesium, shall be in accordance with Chapter 50 and Sections 5906.2 through 5906.5.8.

5906.2 Storage of Magnesium Articles

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The storage of magnesium shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5906.2.1 Storage of Greater Than 50 Cubic Feet

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5906.2.2 Storage of Greater Than 1,000 Cubic Feet

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5906.2.3 Storage in Combustible Containers or Within 30 Feet of Other Combustibles

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The size of storage piles of magnesium articles in foundries and processing plants shall not exceed 1,250 cubic feet (25 m3). Piles shall be separated by aisles with a minimum width of not less than one-half the pile height.
The storage of magnesium pigs, ingots and billets shall comply with Sections 5906.3.1 and 5906.3.2.

5906.3.1 Indoor Storage

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Indoor storage of pigs, ingots and billets shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
Outdoor storage of magnesium pigs, ingots and billets shall be in piles not exceeding 1,000,000 pounds (453.6 metric tons) each. Piles shall be separated by aisles with a minimum width of not less than one-half the pile height. Piles shall be separated from combustible materials or buildings on the same or adjoining property by a distance of not less than the height of the nearest pile.

5906.4 Storage of Fine Magnesium Scrap

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The storage of scrap magnesium shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
Magnesium fines shall be kept separate from other combustible materials.

5906.4.2 Storage of 50 to 1,000 Cubic Feet

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5906.4.3 Storage of Greater Than 1,000 Cubic Feet

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5906.5 Use of Magnesium

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5906.5.1 Melting Pots

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5906.5.2 Heat-Treating Ovens

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5906.5.3 Dust Collection

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5906.5.3.1 Duct Construction

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5906.5.3.2 Independent Dust Separators

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5906.5.4 Power Supply Interlock

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5906.5.5 Electrical Equipment

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Electric wiring, fixtures and equipment in the immediate vicinity of and attached to dust-producing machines, shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5906.5.6 Grounding

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Fire-extinguishing materials shall be provided for every operator performing machining, grinding or other processing operation on magnesium in accordance with either of the folowing:
  1. Within 30 feet (9144 mm), a supply of extinguishing materials in an approved container with a hand scoop or shovel for applying the material.
  2. Within 75 feet (22 860 mm), a portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906.
All extinguishing materials shall be approved for use on magnesium fires. Where extinguishing materials are stored in cabinets or other enclosed areas, the enclosures shall be openable without the use of a key or special knowledge.
Chips, turnings and other fine magnesium scrap shall be collected from the pans or spaces under machines and from other places where they collect not less than once each working day. Such material shall be placed in a covered, vented steel container and removed to an approved location.
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