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International Fire Code 2012 (IFC 2012)

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

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The equipment, processes and operations involving dust explosion hazards shall comply with the provisions of this chapter.

Permits shall be required for combustible dust-producing operations as set forth in Section 107.2.

The following term is defined in Chapter 2:

COMBUSTIBLE DUST.

Smoking or the use of heating or other devices employing an open flame, or the use of spark-producing equipment is prohibited in areas where combustible dust is generated, stored, manufactured, processed or handled.
Accumulation of combustible dust shall be kept to a minimum in the interior of buildings. Accumulated combustible dust shall be collected by vacuum cleaning or other means that will not place combustible dust into suspension in air. Forced air or similar methods shall not be used to remove dust from surfaces.

The fire code official is authorized to enforce applicable provisions of the codes and standards listed in Table 2204.1 to prevent and control dust explosions.

TABLE 2204.1

EXPLOSION PROTECTION STANDARDS

STANDARDSUBJECT
NFPA 61Agricultural and Food Products
NFPA 69Explosion Prevention
NFPA 70National Electrical Code
NFPA 85Boiler and Combustion System Hazards
NFPA 120Coal Preparation Plants
NFPA 484Combustible Metals
NFPA 654Manufacturing, Processing and Handling of Combustible
Particulate Solids
NFPA 655Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions
NFPA 664Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing
and Woodworking Facilities
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