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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 organic peroxides shall be in accordance with this chapter and Chapter 50.

Unclassified detonable organic peroxides that are capable of detonation in their normal shipping containers under conditions of fire exposure shall be stored in accordance with Chapter 56.

6201.2 Permits

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Permits shall be required for organic peroxides as set forth in Section 107.2.
The following term is defined in Chapter 2:

ORGANIC PEROXIDE.

Class I.

Class II.

Class III.

Class IV.

Class V.

Unclassified detonable.

6203.1 Quantities Not Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area Storage and Use

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The storage and use of organic peroxides in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Section 5003.1 shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6203.1.1 Special Limitations for Indoor Storage and Use by Occupancy

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The indoor storage and use of organic peroxides shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6203.1.1.1 Group A, E, I or U Occupancies

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Unclassified detonable and Class I organic peroxides shall not be stored or used within Group R occupancies.

6203.1.1.3 Group B, F, M or S Occupancies

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6203.1.1.4 Classrooms

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In classrooms in Group B, F or M occupancies, any amount of unclassified detonable and Class 1 organic peroxides shall be stored in accordance with the applicable building code.

6203.2 Quantities Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area

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Indoor storage of organic peroxides in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(1) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 5004 and this chapter.

Indoor storage of unclassified detonable organic peroxides that are capable of detonation in their normal shipping containers under conditions of fire exposure shall be stored in accordance with Chapter 56.

6204.1.1 Detached Storage

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6204.1.2 Distance From Detached Buildings to Exposures

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Detached storage buildings for classes I, II, III, IV and V organic peroxides shall be located in accordance with the applicable building code. Detached buildings containing quantities of unclassified detonable organic peroxides shall be located in accordance with the applicable building code.

6204.1.3 Liquid-Tight Floor

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Liquid-tight floors shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6204.1.4 Electrical Wiring and Equipment

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Electrical wiring and equipment in storage areas for Class I or II organic peroxides shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6204.1.5 Smoke Detection

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

6204.1.6 Maximum Quantities

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Maximum allowable quantities per building in a mixed occupancy building shall not exceed the amounts set forth by the applicable building code.
Maximum allowable quantities per building in a detached storage building shall not exceed the amounts set forth by the applicable building code.
Storage arrangements for organic peroxides shall be in accordance with Table 6204.1.7 and shall comply with all of the following:
  1. Containers and packages in storage areas shall be closed.
  2. Bulk storage shall not be in piles or bins.
  3. A minimum 2-foot (610 mm) clear space shall be maintained between storage and uninsulated metal walls.
  4. Fifty-five-gallon (208 L) drums shall not be stored more than one drum high.
TABLE 6204.1.7
STORAGE OF ORGANIC PEROXIDES
ORGANIC
PEROXIDE CLASS
PILE CONFIGURATION MAXIMUM QUANTITY
PER BUILDING
Maximum width
(feet)
Maximum height
(feet)
Minimum distance to next pile
(feet)
Minimum distance to walls
(feet)
I 6 8 4a 4b Note c
II 10 8 4a 4b Note c
III 10 8 4a 4b Note c
IV 16 10 3a, d 4b No Requirement
V No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement

For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm.
  1. Not less than one main aisle with a minimum width of 8 feet shall divide the storage area.
  2. Distance to noncombustible walls is allowed to be reduced to 2 feet.
  3. See Table 6204.1.2 for maximum quantities.
  4. The distance shall be not less than one-half the pile height.
The storage of Class I or II organic peroxides shall be on the ground floor. Class III organic peroxides shall not be stored in basements.
Organic peroxides shall be stored in their original DOTn shipping containers. Organic peroxides shall be stored in a manner to prevent contamination.

6204.1.10 Explosion Control

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Indoor storage rooms, areas and buildings containing explosion control shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6204.1.11 Standby Power

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Standby power shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6204.1.11.1 Fail-Safe Engineered Systems

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Outdoor storage of organic peroxides in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantities per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(3) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 5004 and this chapter.
Outdoor storage areas for organic peroxides shall be located in accordance with Table 6204.1.2.
In addition to the requirements of Section 5003.9.4, electrical wiring and equipment in outdoor storage areas containing unclassified detonable, Class I or II organic peroxides shall comply with the requirements for electrical Class I, Division 2 locations.

6204.2.3 Maximum Quantities

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Maximum quantities of organic peroxides in outdoor storage shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.
Storage arrangements shall be in accordance with Table 6204.1.7.

6204.2.5 Separation

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In addition to the requirements of Section 5003.9.8, outdoor storage areas for organic peroxides in amounts exceeding those specified by the applicable building code shall be located a minimum distance of 50 feet (15 240 mm) from other hazardous material storage.
The use of organic peroxides 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.
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