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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

Heads up: There are no amended sections in this chapter.
The storage and use of water-reactive solids and liquids shall be in accordance with this chapter.

Exceptions:
  1. Display and storage in Group M and storage in Group S occupancies complying with Section 5003.11.
  2. Detonable water-reactive solids and liquids shall be stored in accordance with Chapter 56.

6701.2 Permits

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

WATER-REACTIVE MATERIAL.

Class 3.

Class 2.

Class 1.

6703.1 Quantities Not Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area Storage and Use.

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The storage and use of water reactive solids and liquids shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6703.2 Quantities Exceeding the Maximum Allowable Quantity Per Control Area

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6704.1 Indoor Storage

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Indoor storage of water-reactive solids and liquids shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6704.1.1 Detached Storage

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6704.1.2 Liquid-Tight Floor

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Liquid-tight floors in storage areas for water reactive solids and liquids shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6704.1.3 Waterproof Room

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Where Class 3 water-reactive solids and liquids are stored in areas equipped with an automatic sprinkler system, the materials shall be stored in closed water-tight containers.

6704.1.5 Storage Configuration

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

6704.1.6 Explosion Control

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Explosion control for indoor storage rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.
Outdoor storage of water-reactive solids and liquids in quantities exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(3) shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 5004 and this chapter.
Outdoor storage of water-reactive solids and liquids shall be within tanks or closed water-tight containers and shall be in accordance with Sections 6704.2.2 through 6704.2.5.
Outdoor storage of Class 3 water-reactive solids and liquids shall not be within 75 feet (22 860 mm) of buildings, lot lines, public streets, public alleys, public ways or means of egress.
Outdoor storage of Class 2 water-reactive solids and liquids shall not be within 20 feet (6096 mm) of buildings, 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.
Class 3 water-reactive solids and liquids shall be limited to piles not greater than 500 cubic feet (14 m3).

Class 2 water-reactive solids and liquids shall be limited to piles not greater than 1,000 cubic feet (28 m3).

Aisle widths between piles shall not be less than one-half the height of the pile or 10 feet (3048 mm), whichever is greater.

6704.2.5 Containment

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Secondary containment shall be provided in accordance with the applicable building code.
The use of water-reactive solids and liquids 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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