NFPA® 654 Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids 2013 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Goal
1.4 Application
1.5 Retroactivity
1.6 Equivalency
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 Process and Facility Design
4.2 Process Hazard Analysis
4.3 Management of Change
4.4 Incident Investigation
4.5 Pneumatic Conveying, Dust Collection, and Centralized Vacuum Cleaning System Design
4.6 Objectives
4.7 Compliance Options
Chapter 5 Performance-Based Design Option
5.1 General Requirements
5.2 Performance Criteria
5.3 Design Scenarios
5.4 Evaluation of Proposed Design
Chapter 6 Facility and Systems Design
6.1 General
6.2 Segregation, Separation, or Detachment of Combustible Dust Handling and Processing Areas
6.3 Building Construction
6.4 Deflagration Venting
6.5 Electrical Equipment
Chapter 7 Process Equipment
7.1 General.
7.2 Bulk Storage Enclosures
7.3 Material Transfer System
7.4 Specific Requirements for Systems that Convey Metal Particulates
7.5 Systems That Convey Hybrid Mixtures
7.6 Duct Systems
7.7 Sight Glasses
7.8 Pressure Protection Systems
7.9 Material Feeding Devices
7.10 Bucket Elevators
7.11 Enclosed Conveyors
7.12 Air-Moving Devices (Fans and Blowers)
7.13 Air-Material Separators (Air Separation Devices)
7.14 Abort Gates/Abort Dampers
7.15 Size Reduction
7.16 Particle Size Separation
7.17 Mixers and Blenders
7.18 Dryers
Chapter 8 Fugitive Dust Control and Housekeeping
8.1 Fugitive Dust Control
8.2 Housekeeping
Chapter 9 Ignition Sources
9.1 Heat from Mechanical Sparks and Friction
9.2 Electrical Equipment
9.3 Static Electricity
9.4 Cartridge-Actuated Tools
9.5 Open Flames and Sparks
9.6 Process and Comfort Heating Systems
9.7 Hot Surfaces
9.8 Industrial Trucks
Chapter 10 Fire Protection
10.1 General
10.2 System Requirements
10.3 Fire Extinguishers
10.4 Hose, Standpipes, and Hydrants
10.5 Automatic Sprinklers
10.6 Spark/Ember Detection and Extinguishing Systems
10.7 Special Fire Protection Systems
10.8 Alarm Service
10.9 Impairments of Fire Protection and Explosion Prevention Systems
Chapter 11 Training and Procedures
11.1 Employee Training
11.2 Plan
11.3 Initial and Refresher Training
11.4 Certification
11.5 Contractors and Subcontractors
Chapter 12 Inspection and Maintenance
12.1 General Requirements
12.2 Specific Requirements
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Explosion Protection
Annex C Informational Primer on Spark Detection and Extinguishing Systems
Annex D Dust Layer Characterization and Precautions
Annex E Deflagration Propagation Isolation Methods
Annex F Use of Water as Extinguishing Agent for Combustible Particulate Solids
Annex G Informational References
Index