International Fire Code 2018 (IFC 2018)

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The equipment, processes and operations involving dust explosion hazards shall comply with the provisions of this code and NFPA 652.
Permits shall be required for combustible dust-producing operations as set forth in Section 107.2.

The following term is defined in Chapter 2:

Smoking, 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 industry- or commodity-specific codes and standards listed in Table 2204.1 shall be complied with based on the identification and evaluation of the specific fire and deflagration hazards that exist at a facility.

TABLE 2204.1


NFPA 61 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities
NFPA 69 Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion System Hazards Code
NFPA 120 Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines
NFPA 484 Standard for Combustible Metals
NFPA 654 Standard for Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
NFPA 655 Standard for the Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions
NFPA 664 Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities
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