NFPA 122: Standard for Fire Prevention and Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining and Metal Mineral Processing Facilities
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What is NFPA 122?
NFPA 122: Document Scope
1.1.1 This standard covers minimum requirements for safeguarding life and property against fire and related hazards associated with metal and nonmetal underground and surface mining and metal mineral processing plants. 1.1.2 As applies to underground mining, this standard shall cover only the following: (1) Diesel-powered equipment (2) Storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids. 1.1.3 As applies to underground mining, this standard shall not cover flammable and combustible liquids produced in underground mines, such as shale oil mines. 1.1.4 As applies to surface mining, this standard shall cover only the following: (1) Mobile equipment in use without its own motive power train and normally moved by self-propelled equipment (2) Self-propelled equipment that contains a motive power train as an integral part of the unit and is not rail-mounted 1.1.5 This standard shall not cover buildings or employee housing and support facilities for a mining operation, or preparation or use of explosives. 1.1.6* As applies to metal mineral processing, this standard shall cover fire and related hazards associated with surface metal mineral processing plants including but not limited to conveying, crushing, fine milling, beneficiation, flotation, drying, filtering, ore and concentrate storage, and support facilities for the mineral processing activity. 1.1.7* As applies to surface metal mineral processing plants, this standard shall not cover the following: (1) Solvent extraction plants (2) Pressure-leaching processes (3) Alumina refineries (4) Nonmetal mineral processing plants (5) Metal smelters including roasting, sintering, and calcining (6) Metal refineries such as electrowinning or electro-refining processes (7) Gas, liquid, or solid waste handling or storage systems 1.1.8 Nothing in this standard is intended to prohibit the use of new methods or devices, provided sufficient technical data are submitted to the authority having jurisdiction to demonstrate that the new method or device is equivalent in quality, effectiveness, durability, and safety to that specified by this standard.
This standard presents minimum requirements for safeguarding life and property against fire and related hazards associated with diesel-powered equipment and the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids at metal and nonmetal underground and surface mining and metal mineral processing plants. Official document scope
What does NFPA 122 address?
Coverage includes fire risk assessment and reduction, fire detection and suppression equipment, fire protection for diesel-powered equipment in underground mines, transfer and storage of flammable or combustible liquids in underground mines, fire protection of surface mining equipment and surface metal mineral processing plants. Table of Contents

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