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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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601.1 Scope

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The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the operation and maintenance of fuel-fired appliances and heating systems, emergency and standby power systems, electrical systems, and equipment, mechanical refrigeration systems, elevator recall, stationary storage battery systems and commercial kitchen equipment.

601.2 Permits

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Permits shall be obtained for refrigeration systems, battery systems and solar photovoltaic power systems as set forth in Section 107.2.

603.1 Installation

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The installation of nonportable fuel gas appliances and systems shall comply with the applicable building code. The use of all other fuel-fired appliances, other than internal combustion engines, oil lamps and portable devices such as blow torches, melting pots and weed burners, shall comply with this section.

603.1.1 Manufacturer's Instructions

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Appliances shall be maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Where it becomes necessary to change, modify, or alter a manufacturer's instructions in any way, written approval shall first be obtained from the manufacturer.

603.1.2 Approval

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603.1.3 Electrical Wiring and Equipment

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Electrical wiring and equipment used in connection with oil-burning equipment shall be maintained in accordance with Section 605 and NFPA 70.
The grade of fuel oil used in a burner shall be that for which the burner is approved and as stipulated by the burner manufacturer. Oil containing gasoline shall not be used. Waste crankcase oil shall be an acceptable fuel in Group F, M and S occupancies where utilized in equipment listed for use with waste oil and where such equipment is installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and the terms of its listing.

603.1.5 Access

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Appliances shall be readily accessible for cleaning hot surfaces; removing burners; replacing motors, controls, air filters, chimney connectors, draft regulators, and other working parts; and for adjusting, cleaning, and lubricating parts.

603.1.6 Testing, Diagrams and Instructions

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Following servicing or maintenance of oil-burning equipment, operation and combustion performance tests shall be conducted to determine that the burner is in proper operating condition and that all accessory equipment, controls, and safety devices function properly.

603.1.6.1 Diagrams

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Two copies of diagrams showing the main oil lines and controlling valves shall be provided, one copy of which shall be posted at the oil-burning equipment and another at an approved location that will be accessible in case of emergency.
After completing the installation, the installer shall instruct the owner or operator in the proper operation of the equipment. The installer shall furnish the owner or operator with the name and telephone number of persons to contact for technical information or assistance and routine or emergency services.
Working clearances between oil-fired appliances and electrical panelboards and equipment shall be in accordance with NFPA 70. Clearances between oil-fired equipment and oil supply tanks shall be in accordance with NFPA 31.

603.2 Chimneys

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Masonry, metal, and factory-built chimneys shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code. and NFPA 211.

603.3 Fuel Oil Storage Systems

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Fuel oil storage systems shall be maintained as provided by the applicable building code.

603.3.1 Fuel Oil Storage in Outside, Above-Ground Tanks

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Where connected to a fuel-oil piping system, the maximum amount of fuel oil storage allowed outside above ground without additional protection shall be 660 gallons (2498 L) unless otherwise installed in accordance with the applicable building code. The storage of fuel oil above ground in quantities exceeding 660 gallons (2498 L) shall comply be maintained in accordance with NFPA 31.

603.3.2 Fuel Oil Storage Inside Buildings

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Fuel oil storage inside buildings shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.3.2.1 Quantity Limits

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The amount of fuel oil storage in fuel oil storage tanks inside buildings shall not exceed that amount approved under the applicable building code.

603.3.2.2 Restricted Use and Connection

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Tanks subject to Section 603.3.2 shall be used only as approved under the applicable building code. Closed piping systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.3.2.3 Applicability of Maximum Allowable Quantity and Control Area Requirements

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The quantity of combustible liquid stored in tanks subject to Section 603.3.2 shall not be counted toward the maximum allowable quantity set forth in Table 5003.1.1(1), and such tanks shall not be required to be located in a control area when there are such allowances under the applicable building code.

603.3.2.4 Installation

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Tanks and piping systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code

603.3.2.5 Tanks in Basements

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Tanks in basements shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.3.3 Underground Storage of Fuel Oil

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The storage of fuel oil in underground storage tanks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
Portable unvented fuel-fired heating equipment shall be prohibited in occupancies in Groups A, E, I, R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4.

Exceptions:
  1. Listed and approved unvented fuel-fired heaters, including portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances, in one- and two-family dwellings.
  2. Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall be allowed in accordance with Section 603.4.2.
Unvented fuel-fired heating equipment shall not be located in, or obtain combustion air from, any of the following rooms or spaces: sleeping rooms, bathrooms, toilet rooms or storage closets.
Portable gas-fired heating appliances located outdoors shall be in accordance with Sections 603.4.2.1 through 603.4.2.3.4.
Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall be located in accordance with Sections 603.4.2.1.1 through 603.4.2.1.4.
The storage or use of portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances is prohibited in any of the following locations:
  1. Inside of any occupancy where connected to the fuel gas container.
  2. Inside of tents, canopies and membrane structures.
  3. On exterior balconies.
Exception: As allowed in Section 6.20 of NFPA 58.
Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall be located not less than 5 feet (1524 mm) from buildings.
Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall not be located beneath, or closer than 5 feet (1524 mm) to combustible decorations and combustible overhangs, awnings, sunshades or similar combustible attachments to buildings.
Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall not be located within 5 feet (1524 mm) of exits or exit discharges.
Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall be installed and operated in accordance with Sections 603.4.2.2.1 through 603.4.2.2.4.
Only listed and approved portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances utilizing a fuel gas container that is integral to the appliance shall be used.
Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall be equipped with a tilt or tip-over switch that automatically shuts off the flow of gas if the appliance is tilted more than 15 degrees (0.26 rad) from the vertical.
The heating element or combustion chamber of portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall be permanently guarded so as to prevent accidental contact by persons or material.
Fuel gas containers for portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall comply with Sections 603.4.2.3.1 through 603.4.2.3.4.
Only approved DOTn or ASME gas containers shall be used.
Replacement of fuel gas containers in portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall not be conducted while the public is present.
The maximum individual capacity of gas containers used in connection with portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances shall not exceed 20 pounds (9 kg).
Gas containers shall not be stored inside of buildings except in accordance with Section 6109.9.

603.5 Heating Appliances

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Heating appliances shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.5.1 Guard Against Contact

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The heating element or combustion chamber guard shall be maintained so as to prevent accidental contact by persons or material to the extent required by the applicable building code.

603.5.2 Heating Appliance Installation and Maintenance

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Heating appliances shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.6 Chimneys and Appliances

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Chimneys, incinerators, smokestacks or similar devices for conveying smoke or hot gases to the outer air and the stoves, furnaces, fireboxes or boilers to which such devices are connected shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.6.1 Masonry Chimneys

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Masonry chimneys that, upon inspection, are found to be without a flue liner and that have open mortar joints that will permit smoke or gases to be discharged into the building or that are cracked as to be dangerous shall be repaired in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.6.2 Metal Chimneys

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Metal chimneys that are corroded shall be repaired or replaced.
Decorative shrouds installed at the termination of factory-built chimneys shall be removed except where such shrouds are listed and labeled for use with the specific factory-built chimney system and are installed in accordance with the chimney manufacturer's instructions.

603.6.4 Factory-Built Chimneys

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Existing factory-built chimneys that are corroded shall be repaired or replaced.

603.6.5 Connectors

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Existing chimney and vent connectors that are damaged or corroded shall be repaired or replaced.

603.7 Discontinuing Operation of Unsafe Heating Appliances

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The fire code official is authorized to order that measures be taken to prevent the operation of any existing stove, oven, furnace, incinerator, boiler or any other heat-producing device or appliance found to be defective or in violation of code requirements for existing appliances after giving notice to this effect to any person, owner, firm or agent or operator in charge of the same. The fire code official is authorized to take measures to prevent the operation of any device or appliance without notice when inspection shows the existence of an immediate fire hazard or when imperiling human life. The defective device shall remain withdrawn from service until all necessary repairs or alterations have been made.

Note: The fire code official may request a copy of the latest certificate of inspection from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry for boilers and pressure vessels subject to such requirements. When the certificate is not available, the fire code official shall notify the Department of Labor and Industry to ensure that the required maintenance and testing is performed in accordance the Virginia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Regulations (16VAC25-50).
It shall be a violation of this code for any person, user, firm or agent to continue the utilization of any device or appliance (the operation of which has been discontinued or ordered discontinued in accordance with Section 603.7) unless written authority to resume operation is given by the fire code official. Removing or breaking the means by which operation of the device is prevented shall be a violation of this code.

603.8 Incinerators

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Commercial, industrial and residential-type incinerators and chimneys shall be maintained as installed in accordance with the applicable building code.

603.8.1 Residential Incinerators

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Residential incinerators not regulated by the applicable building code shall be of an approved type.

603.8.2 Spark Arrestor

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Incinerators not regulated by the applicable building code shall be equipped with an effective means for arresting sparks.
Where the fire code official determines that burning in incinerators located within 500 feet (152 m) of mountainous, brush or grass-covered areas will create an undue fire hazard because of atmospheric conditions, such burning shall be prohibited.
Burning shall take place only during approved hours.
The fire code official is authorized to require incinerator use to be discontinued immediately if the fire code official determines that smoke emissions are offensive to occupants of surrounding property or if the use of incinerators is determined by the fire code official to constitute a hazardous condition.

603.8.6 Flue-Fed Incinerators in Group I-2

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Incinerators in Group I-2 occupancies shall be inspected not less than annually in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Inspection records shall be maintained on the premises and made available to the fire code official upon request
Above-ground gas meters, regulators and piping subject to damage shall be protected by a barrier complying with Section 312 or otherwise protected in an approved manner.

604.1 General

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Emergency power systems and standby power systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

604.1.1 Stationary Generators

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Emergency and standby power generators shall be listed.

604.1.2 Installation

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604.1.3 Load Transfer

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Emergency power systems shall automatically provide secondary power within 10 seconds after primary power is lost unless specified otherwise by the applicable building code. Standby power systems shall automatically provide secondary power within 60 seconds after primary power is lost unless specified otherwise by the applicable building code.

604.1.4 Load Duration

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Emergency power systems and standby power systems shall require power for a minimum duration of hours without being refueled or recharged, unless otherwise specified by the applicable building code.

604.1.5 Uninterruptable Power Source

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An uninterrupted source of power shall be provided for equipment where required by the manufacturer's instructions, the listing, the applicable building code, or the applicable referenced standards.

604.1.6 Interchangeability

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Emergency power systems shall be an acceptable alternative for installations that require standby power systems when permitted by the applicable building code.

604.1.7 Group I-2 Occupancies

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Existing installations shall be maintained in accordance with the original approval and Section 604.4.

604.2 Where Required Specific Equipment Requirements

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Emergency and standby power systems shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 604.2.1 through 604.2.16.

604.2.1 Elevators and Platform Lifts

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Standby power shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 72 for elevators and platform lifts required by the applicable building code.

604.2.2 Emergency Alarm Systems

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Emergency power shall be maintained for emergency alarm systems as required by applicable building code.

604.2.3 Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Systems

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604.2.4 Emergency Voice or Alarm Communication Systems

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Emergency power shall be maintained for emergency voice or alarm communication systems as required by the applicable building code. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 24 hours, as required in NFPA 72.

604.2.5 Exit Signs

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Emergency power for exit signs shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 90 minutes unless otherwise specified by the applicable building code.

604.2.6 Group I-2 Occupancies

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Essential electrical systems for Group I-2 occupancies shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70 when required by applicable building code.

604.2.7 Group I-3 Occupancies

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Power-operated sliding doors or power-operated locks for swinging doors in Group I-3 occupancies shall be operable by a manual release mechanism at the door and emergency power provided for the doors and locks shall be maintained where required by the applicable building code.

604.2.8 Hazardous Materials

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Emergency and standby power shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70 in occupancies with hazardous materials when required by the applicable building code.

604.2.9 High-Rise Buildings

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604.2.10 Horizontal Sliding Doors

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Standby power shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70 for horizontal sliding doors as required by the applicable building code. The standby power supply shall have a capacity to operate not fewer than 50 closing cycles of the door unless otherwise specified by the applicable building code.

604.2.11 Hydrogen Fuel Gas Rooms

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Standby power shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70 for hydrogen fuel gas rooms as required by the applicable building code.

604.2.12 Means of Egress Illumination

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Emergency power shall be maintained for means of egress illumination in accordance with the applicable building code.

604.2.13 Membrane Structures

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Standby power shall be maintained for auxiliary inflation systems in permanent membrane structures in accordance with applicable building code. Auxiliary inflation systems shall be provided in temporary air-supported and air-inflated membrane structures in accordance with Section 3103.10.4.

604.2.14 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

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Emergency power shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70 for semiconductor fabrication facilities as required by the applicable building code.

604.2.15 Smoke Control Systems

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Standby power shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70 for smoke control as required by the applicable building code.

604.2.16 Underground Buildings

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Emergency and standby power shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70 in underground buildings as required by the applicable building code.

604.3 Critical Circuits

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Cables used for survivability of required critical circuits shall be listed. Electrical circuit protective systems shall be maintained in accordance with their listing requirements.

604.4 Maintenance

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Emergency and standby power systems shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70, NFPA 110, and NFPA 111 such that the system is capable of supplying service within the time specified for the type and duration required in accordance with the applicable building code.
Inspection, testing and maintenance of emergency and standby power systems shall be in accordance with an approved schedule established upon completion and approval of the system installation.
Records of the inspection, testing and maintenance of emergency and standby power systems shall include the date of service, name of the servicing technician, a summary of conditions noted and a detailed description of any conditions requiring correction and what corrective action was taken. Such records shall be maintained.
Emergency and standby power system transfer switches shall be included in the inspection, testing and maintenance schedule required by Section 604.4.1. Transfer switches shall be maintained free from accumulated dust and dirt. Inspection shall include examination of the transfer switch contacts for evidence of deterioration. When evidence of contact deterioration is detected, the contacts shall be replaced in accordance with the transfer switch manufacturer's instructions.

604.5 Operational Inspection and Testing

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Emergency power systems, including all appurtenant components, shall be inspected and tested under load in accordance with NFPA 110, NFPA 70, and NFPA 111.

Exception: Where the emergency power system is used for standby power or peak load shaving, such use shall be recorded and shall be allowed to be substituted for scheduled testing of the generator set, provided that appropriate records are maintained.
The test of the transfer switch shall consist of electrically operating the transfer switch from the normal position to the alternate position and then return to the normal position.
Emergency lighting shall be inspected and tested in accordance with Sections 604.6.1 through 604.6.2.1.
An activation test of the emergency lighting equipment shall be completed monthly. The activation test shall ensure the emergency lighting activates automatically upon normal electrical disconnect and stays sufficiently illuminated for not less than 30 seconds.
Records of tests shall be maintained. The record shall include the location of the emergency lighting tested, whether the unit passed or failed, the date of the test and the person completing the test.
For battery-powered emergency lighting, a power test of the emergency lighting equipment shall be completed annually. The power test shall operate the emergency lighting for not less than 90 minutes and shall remain sufficiently illuminated for the duration of the test.
Records of tests shall be maintained. The record shall include the location of the emergency lighting tested, whether the unit passed or failed, the date of the test and the person completing the test.
Routine maintenance, inspection and operational testing shall be overseen by a properly instructed individual.

604.8 Testing of Battery Powered Emergency Lights and Exit Signs

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Required emergency lighting utilizing battery powered emergency lights or exit signs, or both, shall be tested annually. The emergency lights and exit signs shall be tested for proper operation for the time period established in the building code in effect when the equipment was installed. Written records of tests shall be retained by the owner of the building for a minimum of two years after the test is conducted and shall be made available to the fire code official upon request.
Identified electrical hazards shall be abated. Identified hazardous electrical conditions in permanent wiring shall be brought to the attention of the responsible code official. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances and other equipment that is modified or damaged and constitutes an electrical shock or fire hazard shall not be used.

605.2 Illumination

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Illumination shall be maintained for service equipment areas, motor control centers, and electrical panelboards.
A working space of not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in width, 36 inches (914 mm) in depth and 78 inches (1981 mm) in height shall be provided in front of electrical service equipment. Where the electrical service equipment is wider than 30 inches (762 mm), the working space shall be not less than the width of the equipment. Storage of materials shall not be located within the designated working space.

Exceptions:
  1. Where other dimensions are required or allowed by NFPA 70.
  2. Access openings into attics or under-floor areas which provide a minimum clear opening of 22 inches (559 mm) by 30 inches (762 mm).
Doors into electrical control panel rooms shall be marked with a plainly visible and legible sign stating ELECTRICAL ROOM or similar approved wording. The disconnecting means for each service, feeder or branch circuit originating on a switchboard or panelboard shall be legibly and durably marked to indicate its purpose unless such purpose is clearly evident.
Multiplug adapters, such as cube adapters, unfused plug strips or any other device not complying with NFPA 70 shall be prohibited.
Relocatable power taps shall be of the polarized or grounded type, equipped with overcurrent protection, and shall be listed in accordance with UL 1363.
Relocatable power taps shall be directly connected to a permanently installed receptacle.
Relocatable power tap cords shall not extend through walls, ceilings, floors, under doors or floor coverings, or be subject to environmental or physical damage.
Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be a substitute for permanent wiring. Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be affixed to structures, extended through walls, ceilings or floors, or under doors or floor coverings, nor shall such cords be subject to environmental damage or physical impact. Extension cords shall be used only with portable appliances.
Extension cords shall be plugged directly into an approved receptacle, power tap or multiplug adapter and, except for approved multiplug extension cords, shall serve only one portable appliance.
The ampacity of the extension cords shall be not less than the rated capacity of the portable appliance supplied by the cord.
Extension cords shall be maintained in good condition without splices, deterioration or damage.
Extension cords shall be grounded where serving grounded portable appliances.
Open junction boxes and open-wiring splices shall be prohibited. Approved covers shall be provided for all switch and electrical outlet boxes.
Electrical appliances and fixtures shall be tested and listed in published reports of inspected electrical equipment by an approved agency and installed and maintained in accordance with all instructions included as part of such listing.
Electrical motors shall be maintained free from excessive accumulations of oil, dirt, waste and debris.

605.9 Temporary Wiring

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Temporary wiring for electrical power and lighting installations not regulated by the applicable building code is allowed for a period not to exceed 90 days. Temporary wiring methods shall meet the applicable provisions of NFPA 70.

Exception: Temporary wiring for electrical power and lighting installations is allowed during periods of construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition of buildings, structures, equipment, or similar activities.
Temporary wiring attached to a structure shall be attached in an approved manner.
Where not prohibited by other sections of this code, portable, electric space heaters shall be permitted to be used in all occupancies other than Group I-2 and in accordance with Sections 605.10.1 through 605.10.4.

Exception: The use of portable, electric space heaters in which the heating element cannot exceed a temperature of 212°F (100°C) shall be permitted in nonsleeping staff and employee areas in Group I-2 occupancies.

605.10.1 Listed and Labeled

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Only portable electric space heaters listed and labeled in accordance with UL 1278 shall be used.
Portable, electric space heaters shall be plugged directly into an approved receptacle.
Portable, electric space heaters shall not be plugged into extension cords.
Portable, electric space heaters shall not be operated within 3 feet (914 mm) of any combustible materials. Portable, electric space heaters shall be operated only in locations for which they are listed.

605.11 Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

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Solar photovoltaic power systems shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 605.11.1 through 605.11.2, the applicable building code and NFPA 70.

605.11.1 Access and Pathways

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Roof access, pathways, and spacing requirements shall be maintained in accordance with Section 605.11.1.

605.11.1.1 Roof Access Points

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Roof access points shall be maintained in areas that do not require the placement of ground ladders over openings such as windows or doors and located at strong points of building construction in locations where the access point does not conflict with overhead obstructions such as tree limbs, wires, or signs.

605.11.1.2 Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Group R-3 Buildings

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605.11.1.2.1 Size of Solar Photovoltaic Array

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605.11.1.2.2 Hip Roof Layouts

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605.11.1.2.3 Single-Ridge Roofs

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605.11.1.2.4 Roofs With Hips and Valleys

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605.11.1.2.5 Allowance for Smoke Ventilation Operations

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605.11.1.3 Other Than Group R-3 Buildings

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605.11.1.3.1 Access

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605.11.1.3.2 Pathways

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605.11.1.3.3 Smoke Ventilation

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605.11.2 Ground-Mounted Photovoltaic Arrays

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A clear, brush-free area of 10 feet (3048 mm) shall be maintained for ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays.
Accessible portions of abandoned cables in air-handling plenums shall be removed. Cables that are unused and have not been tagged for future use shall be considered abandoned.

606.1 Scope

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Refrigeration systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.2 Refrigerants

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The use and purity of new, recovered, and reclaimed refrigerants shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.3 Refrigerant Classification

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Refrigerants shall be classified in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.4 Change in Refrigerant Type

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A change in the type of refrigerant in a refrigeration system shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.
Refrigeration systems having a refrigerant circuit containing more than 220 pounds (100 kg) of Group A1 or 30 pounds (14 kg) of any other group refrigerant shall be accessible to the fire department at all times as required by the fire code official.

606.6 Testing of Equipment

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Refrigeration equipment and systems having a refrigerant circuit containing more than 220 pounds (100 kg) of Group A1 or 30 pounds (14 kg) of any other group refrigerant shall be subject to periodic testing in accordance with Section 606.6.1. Records of tests shall be maintained. Tests of emergency devices or systems required by the applicable building code shall be conducted by persons trained and qualified in refrigeration systems.
The following emergency devices or systems shall be periodically tested in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and as required by the fire code official.
  1. Treatment and flaring systems.
  2. Valves and appurtenances necessary to the operation of emergency refrigeration control boxes.
  3. Fans and associated equipment intended to operate emergency ventilation systems.
  4. Detection and alarm systems.

606.7 Emergency Signs

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Refrigeration units or systems having a refrigerant circuit containing more than 220 pounds (100 kg) of Group A1 or 30 pounds (14 kg) of any other group refrigerant shall be provided with approved emergency signs, charts and labels in accordance with NFPA 704. Hazard signs shall be in accordance with the applicable building code for the classification of refrigerants listed therein.

606.8 Refrigerant Detector Detection

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Refrigerant detection systems shall be maintained. The alarm shall be actuated at a value not greater than the corresponding threshold limit value-time-weighted average values (TLV-TWA) for those agents. Detectors and alarms shall be maintained in approved locations. The detector shall transmit a signal to an approved location.

606.9 Remote Controls

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Remote controls required by the applicable building code shall be maintained and accessible at all times as required by that code.

606.9.1 Refrigeration System Emergency Shutoff

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Emergency shutoffs shall be maintained and accessible at all times.

606.9.2 Ventilation System

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Ventilation system switches shall be clearly identified and maintained in an approved manner.

606.10 Emergency Pressure Control System

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Permanently installed refrigeration systems containing more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of flammable, toxic or highly toxic refrigerant or ammonia shall be maintained as installed in accordance with the applicable building code and this code.

606.10.1 Automatic Crossover Valves

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Automatic crossover valves shall be maintained as installed in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.10.1.1 Overpressure Limit Set Point

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Automatic crossover valves shall be arranged and maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.10.1.2 Manual Operation

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Manual operation of the automatic crossover valve, where provided, shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.10.1.3 System Design Pressure

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606.10.2 Automatic Emergency Stop

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An automatic emergency stop feature shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.10.2.1 Operation of an Automatic Crossover Valve

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606.10.2.2 Overpressure in Low-Pressure Zone

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Flammable and combustible materials shall not be stored in machinery rooms for refrigeration systems having a refrigerant circuit containing more than 220 pounds (100 kg) of Group A1 or 30 pounds (14 kg) of any other group refrigerant. Storage, use or handling of extra refrigerant or refrigerant oils shall be as required by Chapters 50, 53, 55 and 57.

Exception: This provision shall not apply to spare parts, tools and incidental materials necessary for the safe and proper operation and maintenance of the system.

606.12 Discharge and Termination of Pressure Relief and Purge Systems

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Pressure relief devices, fusible plugs and purge systems discharging to the atmosphere from refrigeration systems containing flammable, toxic or highly toxic refrigerants or ammonia shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 606.12.3 through 606.12.5.

606.12.1 Standards

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606.12.1.1 Ammonia Refrigeration

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Refrigeration systems using ammonia refrigerant and the buildings in which such systems are installed shall comply with IIAR-7 for operating procedures.

606.12.2 Fusible Plugs and Rupture Members

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Unless otherwise required by the applicable building code, discharge piping and devices connected to the discharge side of a fusible plug or rupture member shall have provisions to prevent plugging the pipe in the event the fusible plug or rupture member functions.

606.12.3 Flammable Refrigerants

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Unless otherwise regulated by the applicable building code, systems containing more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of flammable refrigerants having a density equal to or greater than the density of air shall discharge vapor to the atmosphere only through an approved treatment system in accordance with Section 606.12.6 or a flaring system in accordance with Section 606.12.7. Systems containing more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of flammable refrigerants having a density less than the density of air shall be permitted to discharge vapor to the atmosphere provided that the point of discharge is located outside of the structure at not less than 15 feet (4572 mm) above the adjoining grade level and not less than 20 feet (6096 mm) from any window, ventilation opening, or exit.

606.12.4 Toxic and Highly Toxic Refrigerants

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Toxic or highly toxic refrigerant discharge methods shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.12.5 Ammonia Refrigerant

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The discharge methods for systems containing more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of ammonia refrigerant shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.12.6 Treatment Systems

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Treatment systems for refrigerant gas discharge shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.12.7 Flaring Systems

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Flaring systems for incineration of flammable refrigerants shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.12.8 Ammonia Diffusion Systems

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Ammonia diffusion systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

606.13 Discharge Location for Refrigeration Machinery Room Ventilation

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Treatment systems for exhaust from mechanical ventilation systems serving refrigeration machinery rooms containing flammable, toxic or highly toxic refrigerants, other than ammonia, capable of exceeding 25% of the LFL or 50% of the IDLH shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
The fire code official shall be notified immediately when a discharge becomes reportable under state, federal or local regulations in accordance with Section 5003.3.1.
A record of refrigerant quantities brought into and removed from the premises shall be maintained.

606.16 Electrical Equipment

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The hazardous location classification of refrigeration machinery rooms where refrigerants of Groups A2, A3, B2 and B3, as defined in the International Mechanical Code, are used, shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

607.1 Emergency Operation

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Existing elevators with a travel distance of 25 feet (7620 mm) or more shall comply with the requirements of Section 607.5 and the USBC, Part III, Maintenance.

607.2 Standby Power

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In buildings and structures where standby power is required or furnished to operate an elevator, standby power shall be maintained in accordance with Section 604. Operation of the system shall be in accordance with Sections 607.2.1 through 607.2.4.
Standby power shall be manually transferable to all elevators in each bank.
Where only one elevator is installed, the elevator shall automatically transfer to standby power within 60 seconds after failure of normal power.
Where two or more elevators are controlled by a common operating system, all elevators shall automatically transfer to standby power within 60 seconds after failure of normal power where the standby power source is of sufficient capacity to operate all elevators at the same time. Where the standby power source is not of sufficient capacity to operate all elevators at the same time, all elevators shall transfer to standby power in sequence, return to the designated landing and disconnect from the standby power source. After all elevators have been returned to the designated level, not less than one elevator shall remain operable from the standby power source.

607.2.4 Machine Room Ventilation

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Where standby power is connected to elevators, the machine room ventilation or air conditioning shall remain connected to the standby power source in accordance with the applicable building code.
An approved pictorial sign of a standardized design shall be posted adjacent to each elevator call station on all floors instructing occupants to use the exit stairways and not to use the elevators in case of fire. The sign shall read: IN FIRE EMERGENCY, DO NOT USE ELEVATOR. USE EXIT STAIRS.

Exceptions:
  1. The emergency sign shall not be required for elevators that are part of an accessible means of egress complying with Section 1009.4.
  2. The emergency sign shall not be required for elevators that are used for occupant self-evacuation in accordance with Section 3008 of the International Building Code.

607.4 Fire Service Access Elevator Lobbies

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Where fire service access elevators are required by the applicable building code, fire service access elevator lobbies shall be maintained free of storage and furniture.

607.5 Occupant Evacuation Elevator Lobbies

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Where occupant evacuation elevators are provided in under the applicable building code, occupant evacuation elevator lobbies shall be maintained free of storage and furniture.

607.6 Water Protection of Hoistway Enclosures

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Methods to prevent water from infiltrating into a hoistway enclosure required by the applicable building code shall be maintained.
Keys for the elevator car doors and fire-fighter service keys shall be kept in an approved location for immediate use by the fire department.
Buildings with elevators equipped with Phase I emergency recall, Phase II emergency in-car operation, or a fire service access elevator shall be equipped to operate with a standardized fire service elevator key approved by the fire code official.

Exception: The owner shall be permitted to place the building's nonstandardized fire service elevator keys in a key box installed in accordance with Section 506.1.2.
Standardized fire service elevator keys shall comply with all of the following:
  1. All fire service elevator keys within the jurisdiction shall be uniform and specific for the jurisdiction. Keys shall be cut to a uniform key code.
  2. Fire service elevator keys shall be of a patent-protected design to prevent unauthorized duplication.
  3. Fire service elevator keys shall be factory restricted by the manufacturer to prevent the unauthorized distribution of key blanks. Uncut key blanks shall not be permitted to leave the factory.
  4. Fire service elevator keys subject to these rules shall be engraved with the words "DO NOT DUPLICATE."
Access to standardized fire service elevator keys shall be restricted to the following:
  1. Elevator owners or their authorized agents.
  2. Elevator contractors.
  3. Elevator inspectors of the jurisdiction.
  4. Fire code officials of the jurisdiction.
  5. The fire department and other emergency response agencies designated by the fire code official.
A person shall not duplicate a standardized fire service elevator key or issue, give, or sell a duplicated key unless in accordance with this code.
The building owner shall provide up to three standardized fire service elevator keys where required by the fire code official, upon installation of a standardized fire service key switch or switches in the building.

608.1 Scope

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Stationary storage battery systems having an electrolyte capacity of more than 50 gallons (189 L) for flooded lead-acid, nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), and valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) or more than 1,000 pounds (454 kg) for lithium-ion and lithium metal polymer used for facility standby power, emergency power, or uninterruptible power supplies shall comply with this section and Table 608.1 when required by the applicable building code.

TABLE 608.1 BATTERY REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENT NONRECOMBINANT BATTERIES RECOMBINANT BATTERIES OTHER BATTERIES
Vented (Flooded) Lead Acid Batteries Vented (Flooded) Nickel-Cadmium
(Ni-Cd) Batteries
Valve Regulated Lead-
Acid (VRLA) Cells
Lithium-Ion Cells Lithium Metal Cells
Safety caps Venting caps
(608.2.1)
Venting caps
(608.2.1)
Self-resealing flame-
arresting caps
(608.2.2)
No caps No caps
Thermal runaway management Not required Not required Required
(608.3)
Not required Required
(608.3)
Spill control Required
(608.5)
Required
(608.5)
Not required Not required Not required
Neutralization Required
(608.5.1)
Required
(608.5.1)
Required
(608.5.2)
Not required Not required
Ventilation Required
(608.6.1; 608.6.2)
Required
(608.6.1; 608.6.2)
Required
(608.6.1; 608.6.2)
Not required Not required
Signage Required
(608.7)
Required
(608.7)
Required
(608.7)
Required
(608.7)
Required
(608.7)
Seismic protection Required
(608.8)
Required
(608.8)
Required
(608.8)
Required
(608.8)
Required
(608.8)
Smoke detection Required
(608.9)
Required
(608.9)
Required
(608.9)
Required
(608.9)
Required
(608.9)
Safety caps for stationary storage battery systems shall comply with Sections 608.2.1 and 608.2.2.
Vented lead-acid, nickel-cadmium or other types of nonrecombinant batteries shall be provided with safety venting caps.
VRLA batteries shall be equipped with self-resealing flame-arresting safety vents.
VRLA and lithium metal polymer battery systems shall be provided with a listed device or other approved method to preclude, detect and control thermal runaway.

608.4 Room Design and Construction

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Enclosure of stationary battery systems shall comply with the applicable building code. Battery systems shall be allowed to be in the same room with the equipment they support.
Where stationary batteries are installed in a separate equipment room accessible only to authorized personnel, they shall be permitted to be installed on an open rack for ease of maintenance.
Where a system of VRLA, lithium-ion, or other type of sealed, nonventing batteries is situated in an occupied work center, it shall be allowed to be housed in a noncombustible cabinet or other enclosure to prevent access by unauthorized personnel.
Where stationary batteries are contained in cabinets in occupied work centers, the cabinet enclosures shall be located within 10 feet (3048 mm) of the equipment that they support.
An approved method and materials for the control and neutralization of a spill of electrolyte shall be provided in areas containing lead-acid, nickel-cadmium or other types of batteries with free-flowing liquid electrolyte. For purposes of this paragraph, a "spill" is defined as any unintentional release of electrolyte.

Exception: VRLA, lithium-ion, lithium metal polymer or other types of sealed batteries with immobilized electrolyte shall not require spill control.
For battery systems containing lead acid, nickel cadmium or other types of batteries with free-flowing electrolyte, the method and materials shall be capable of neutralizing a spill of the total capacity from the largest cell or block to a pH between 5.0 and 9.0.
For VRLA or other types of batteries with immobilized electrolyte, the method and material shall be capable of neutralizing a spill of 3.0 percent of the capacity of the largest cell or block in the room to a pH between 5.0 and 9.0.

Exception: Lithium-ion and lithium metal polymer batteries shall not require neutralization.

608.6.1 Room Ventilation

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Ventilation shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

608.6.2 Cabinet Ventilation

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Where VRLA batteries are installed inside a cabinet, the cabinet shall be approved for use in occupied spaces and shall be mechanically or naturally vented in accordance with one of the following methods:
  1. The cabinet ventilation shall limit the maximum concentration of hydrogen to 1% of the total volume of the cabinet during the worst-case event of simultaneous "boost" charging of all the batteries in the cabinet.
  2. Where calculations are not available to substantiate the ventilation rate, continuous ventilation shall be provided at a rate of not less than 1 cubic foot per minute per square foot 1 ft3/min/ft2 or 0.0051 m3/(sm2) of floor area covered by the cabinet. The room in which the cabinet is installed shall be ventilated as required in Section 608.6.1.

608.6.3 Supervision

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Mechanical ventilation systems where required by Sections 608.6.1 and 608.6.2 shall be supervised by an approved central, proprietary, or remote station service or shall initiate an audible and visual signal at a constantly attended onsite location when required by the applicable building code.
Signs shall comply with Sections 608.7.1 and 608.7.2.
Doors into electrical equipment rooms or buildings containing stationary battery systems shall be provided with approved signs. The signs shall state that:
  1. The room contains energized battery systems.
  2. The room contains energized electrical circuits.
  3. The battery electrolyte solutions, where present, are corrosive liquids.
Cabinets shall have exterior labels that identify the manufacturer and model number of the system and electrical rating (voltage and current) of the contained battery system. There shall be signs within the cabinet that indicate the relevant electrical, chemical and fire hazards.

608.8 Seismic Protection

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Seismic protection required for battery systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

608.9 Smoke Detection

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Automatic smoke detection system shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 9 in rooms containing stationary battery systems.

609.1 General

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Commercial kitchen exhaust hoods shall comply with the requirements of this Section.

609.2 Where Required

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A Type I hood shall be installed at or above all commercial cooking appliances and domestic cooking appliances used for commercial purposes that produce grease vapors in mobile food preparation vehicles.

Exception: A Type I hood shall not be required for an electric cooking appliance where an approved testing agency provides documentation that the appliance effluent contains 5 mg/m3 or less of grease when tested at an exhaust flow rate of 500 cfm (0.236 m3/s) in accordance with UL 710B.
Commercial cooking systems shall be operated and maintained in accordance with Sections 609.3.1 through 609.3.4.
The ventilation system in connection with hoods shall be operated at the required rate of air movement, and classified grease filters shall be in place when equipment under a kitchen grease hood is used.
Where grease extractors are installed, they shall be operated when the commercial-type cooking equipment is used.
Hoods, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be cleaned at intervals as required by Sections 609.3.3.1 through 609.3.3.3.
Hoods, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be inspected at intervals specified in Table 609.3.3.1 or as approved by the fire code official. Inspections shall be completed by qualified individuals.

TABLE 609.3.3.1
COMMERCIAL COOKING SYSTEM INSPECTION FREQUENCY
TYPE OF COOKING OPERATIONS FREQUENCY OF
INSPECTION
High-volume cooking operations such as 24-
hour cooking, charbroiling or wok cooking
3 months
Low-volume cooking operations such as
places of religious worship, seasonal busi-
nesses and senior centers
12 months
Cooking operations utilizing solid fuel-burn-
ing cooking appliances
1 month
All other cooking operations 6 months
If during the inspection it is found that hoods, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts or other appurtenances have an accumulation of grease, such components shall be cleaned in accordance with ANSI/IKECA C 10.

609.3.3.3 Records

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Records for inspections shall state the individual and company performing the inspection, a description of the inspection, and when the inspection took place. Records for cleanings shall state the individual and company performing the cleaning and when the cleaning took place. Such records shall be completed after each inspection or cleaning and maintained for a minimum of three years and be copied to the fire code official upon request.

609.3.3.3.1 Tags

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Where a commercial kitchen hood or duct system is inspected or cleaned, a tag containing the service provider name, address, telephone number and date of service shall be provided in a conspicuous location. Prior tags shall be covered or removed.

Exception: Where records required by Section 609.3.3.3 are maintained on the premises.
Automatic fire-extinguishing systems protecting commercial cooking systems shall be serviced as required in Section 904.12.6.
Gas-fired commercial cooking appliances installed on casters and appliances that are moved for cleaning and sanitation purposes shall be connected to the piping system with an appliance connector listed as complying with ANSI Z21.69. The commercial cooking appliance connector installation shall be configured in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Movement of appliances with casters shall be limited by a restraining device installed in accordance with the connector and appliance manufacturer's instructions.
Storage of cooking oil (grease) in commercial cooking operations utilizing above-ground tanks with a capacity greater than 60 gal (227 L) installed within a building shall comply with Sections 610.2 through 610.7 and NFPA 30. For purposes of this section, cooking oil shall be classified as a Class IIIB liquid unless otherwise determined by testing.
Metallic cooking oil storage tanks shall be listed in accordance with UL 142 or UL 80, and shall be installed in accordance with the tank manufacturer's instructions.
Nonmetallic cooking oil storage tanks shall be installed in accordance with the tank manufacturer's instructions and shall also comply with all of the following:
  1. Tanks shall be listed for use with cooking oil, including maximum temperature to which the tank will be exposed during use.
  2. Tank capacity shall not exceed 200 gallons (757 L) per tank.
Cooking oil storage system components shall include but are not limited to piping, connections, fittings, valves, tubing, hose, pumps, vents and other related components used for the transfer of cooking oil, and are permitted to be of either metallic or nonmetallic construction.
The design, fabrication and assembly of system components shall be suitable for the working pressures, temperatures and structural stresses to be encountered by the components.
System components that come in contact with heated cooking oil shall be rated for the maximum operating temperatures expected in the system.
Normal and emergency venting shall be provided for cooking oil storage tanks.
Normal vents shall be located above the maximum normal liquid line, and shall have a minimum effective area not smaller than the largest filling or withdrawal connection. Normal vents shall be permitted to vent inside the building.
Emergency relief vents shall be located above the maximum normal liquid line, and shall be in the form of a device or devices that will relieve excessive internal pressure caused by an exposure fire. For nonmetallic tanks, the emergency relief vent shall be allowed to be in the form of construction. Emergency vents shall be permitted to vent inside the building.
Electrical equipment used for heating cooking oil in cooking oil storage systems shall be listed to UL 499 and shall comply with NFPA 70. Use of electrical immersion heaters shall be prohibited in nonmetallic tanks.

610.7 Electrical Equipment

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Electrical equipment used for the operation of cooking oil storage systems shall comply be maintained in accordance with NFPA 70.
Hyperbaric facilities shall be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with NFPA 99.
Records shall be maintained of all testing and repair conducted on the hyperbaric chamber and associated devices and equipment. Records shall be available to the fire code official.
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