NFPA 230: Standard for the Fire Protection of Storage
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NFPA 230: Document Scope
1.1.1 This standard shall apply to the indoor and outdoor storage of materials representing the broad range of combustibles, including plastics, forest products, rubber tires, scrap tires, baled cotton, and roll paper. 1.1.2 Storage configurations included in the scope of this standard shall include palletized storage, solid-piled storage, and storage in bin boxes, on shelves, or on racks. 1.1.3 Outside storage configurations of forest products included in the scope of this standard shall include stacked storage, piles, and cold decks. 1.1.4 This standard shall not apply to the following: (1) Unsprinklered buildings, except the following : (a) Buildings containing baled cotton storage (b) Certain rack storage arrangements protected by high-expansion foam systems in accordance with this standard. (2) Storage of commodities that, with their packaging and storage aids, would be classified as noncombustible (3) Unpackaged bulk materials such as grain, coal, or similar commodities but excluding wood chips and sawdust, which are addressed in Section 11.6 (4) Inside or outside storage of commodities covered by other NFPA standards, except where specifically mentioned herein (e.g., pyroxylin plastics) (5) Storage of high-hazard materials covered by other NFPA standards, except where specifically mentioned herein (6) Storage on plastic shelves on racks (7)* Miscellaneous tire storage (8) Forest products stored on piers, wharves, and raised platforms, as addressed in NFPA 307, Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves
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