For a workshop paint spray, is there a delineation for when NFPA 30B is applicable?
I am working on a maintenance shop which has a few spray paint cans. Since they are aerosols, NFPA 13 says to use NFPA 30B which has some pretty drastic requirements for design density.
Yes, the easy answer is a flammable storage locker, but has anyone ever had to design to the full requirements just by the mere presence of paint spray cans?
Thanks in advance.
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2/27/2023 08:12:10 am
The mere presence of paint spray cans, unless there a quantity presence, does not trigger NFPA 30B requirements. With that said, your question did not give specifics of the application that is being asked. Flammable lockers would be a good start in commercial applications.
Todd E Wyatt
2/27/2023 08:19:43 am
2/27/2023 09:02:01 am
Having paint spray cans or other Level 3 aerosols on site doesn't necessarily trigger 30B as the governing standard, and a listed flammable liquid / aerosol storage cabinet may suffice. What kind of quantities are we talking?
2/27/2023 09:25:59 am
This is one of my personal favorites when NFPA 13 directs you to another NFPA standard that redirects you back to NFPA 13.
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