Many industries process and use hazardous and energetic materials as feedstock in the chemical, food and agricultural, construction materials, fuels and lubricants, paints and inks, and electronics (microprocessor and battery technologies) fields. The probability of occurrence of accidental releases is greater than that of the ATFP protection fields, and these industries require robust and cost-effective means of managing the resulting risk. At PEC, our background in energetic and hazardous materials, the physics of their violent reactions and the response of structural systems to these reactions gives us significant insight into the interpretation of the methods and requirements of this seemingly complex and endless list of codes and standards.
Mitigating the Risks of Accident
Methods for managing risk range from operational procedures to deflagration venting and blast hardening. The requirements for safe storage and accidental explosion control are regulated by numerous design standards developed by the he International Code Council (ICC), International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and others. Our staff of experienced engineers can help you navigate the requirements and find a cost-efficient solution for your building. Give us call!
- International Code Council (ICC)
- International Building Code (IBC)
- International Fire Code (IFC)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting”
- NFPA 69, “Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems.”
- NFPA 30, “Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code”
- NFPA 400 “Hazardous Materials Code”
- NFPA 55, “Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code,”
- NFPA 62, “Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities,”
- NFPA 67, “Guide on Explosion Protection for Gaseous Mixtures in Pipe Systems,”
- NFPA 91, “Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists and Particulate Solids,”
- NFPA 484, “Standard for Combustible Metals,”