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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 pyrophoric materials shall be in accordance with this chapter. Compressed gases shall also comply with Chapter 53.

6401.2 Permits

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

PYROPHORIC.

6403.1 Quantities Not Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area Storage and Use

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The storage and use of pyrophoric material shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6403.1.1 Emergency Shutoff

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Emergency shutoff valves shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6403.1.1.1 Shutoff at Source

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6403.1.1.2 Shutoff at Point of Use

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6403.2 Quantities Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area

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6404.1 Indoor Storage

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Indoor storage of pyrophoric materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6404.1.1 Liquid-Tight Floor

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Liquid-tight floors of storage areas containing pyrophoric liquids shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6404.1.2 Pyrophoric Solids and Liquids

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6404.1.3 Pyrophoric Gases

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6404.1.4 Separation From Incompatible Materials

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Outdoor storage of pyrophoric materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(3) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003 and 5004, and this chapter.

The storage of silane gas, and gas mixtures with a silane concentration of 1.37 percent or more by volume, shall be in accordance with CGA G-13.
The separation of pyrophoric solids, liquids and gases from buildings, lot lines, public streets, public alleys, public ways or means of egress shall be in accordance with the following:
  1. Solids and liquids. Two times the separation required by Chapter 57 for Class IB flammable liquids.
  2. Gases. The location and maximum amount of pyrophoric gas per storage area shall be in accordance with Table 6404.2.1.


TABLE 6404.2.1
PYROPHORIC GASES—DISTANCE FROM STORAGE TO EXPOSURESa
MAXIMUM AMOUNT PER STORAGE AREA (cubic feet) MINIMUM
DISTANCE BETWEEN STORAGE AREAS (feet)
MINIMUM DISTANCE TO LOT LINES OF PROPERTY THAT
CAN BE BUILT UPON (feet)
MINIMUM DISTANCE TO PUBLIC STREETS, PUBLIC ALLEYS OR PUBLIC WAYS
(feet)
MINIMUM DISTANCE TO BUILDINGS ON THE SAME PROPERTY
Nonrated
construction or
openings within
25 feet
Two-hour construction and no openings within
25 feet
Four-hour construction and no openings within
25 feet
250 5 25 5 5 0 0
2,500 10 50 10 10 5 0
7,500 20 100 20 20 10 0

For SI:1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 cubic foot = 0.02832 m3.
  1. The minimum required distances shall be reduced to 5 feet when protective structures having a minimum fire resistance of 2 hours interrupt the line of sight between the container and the exposure. The protective structure shall be at least 5 feet from the exposure. The configuration of the protective structure shall allow natural ventilation to prevent the accumulation of hazardous gas concentrations.

6404.2.2 Weather Protection

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The use of pyrophoric materials 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.
Where overhead construction is provided for sheltering of outdoor use areas of pyrophoric materials, the use areas shall be provided with approved automatic fire-extinguishing system protection.
The use of silane gas, and gas mixtures with a silane concentration of 1.37 percent or more by volume, shall be in accordance with CGA G-13.
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