My customer is creating a storage area that is high-hazard, high-piled combustible storage (Group A Plastic) that nearly qualifies for application of NFPA Chapter 13, Miscellaneous Storage.
However, the NFPA 13-2016 definition of Miscellaneous Storage includes the qualification, "...does not exceed 1000 sq. ft. in one area or pile,..." NFPA 13 is silent on how to calculate the area.
The IBC defines "High-piled Combustible Storage Area" as: "An area within a building that is designated, intended, proposed or actually used for high-piled combustible storage, including operating aisles." If I use the IBC definition it puts this area at 1650 sq ft.
What is the proper calculation of area as it applies to Miscellaneous Storage?
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