NFPA 307: Standard for the Construction and Fire Protection of Marine Terminals, Piers, and Wharves
Current Edition: 2011 Next Edition: 2016

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What is NFPA 307?
NFPA 307: Document Scope
1.1.1 This standard shall apply to marine terminals as defined herein. Special use piers and wharf structures that are not marine terminals, such as public assembly, residential, business, or recreational occupancies that differ in design and construction from cargo handling piers, require special consideration. The general principles of this standard for the construction and fire protection of piers and wharves shall be applicable to such structures. 1.1.2* This standard shall not apply to marinas and boatyards. 1.1.3* This standard shall not apply to the handling of flammable or combustible liquids in bulk. 1.1.4* This standard shall not apply to the handling of liquefied gases in bulk. 1.1.5 Nothing in this standard shall supersede any governmental or other regulatory authority or regulations.

This standard provides requirements to protect against loss of life and property from fire and explosion at marine terminals, piers, and wharves.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 307 address?

In addition to criteria for the construction and fire protection of piers, wharves, terminal buildings, and terminal yards, this standard addresses water supply for fire protection, hazardous materials storage, general terminal operations, and miscellaneous installations and operations of marine terminals. This standard does not apply to marine terminals designed to handle the transfer of flammable or combustible liquids in bulk and liquefied gases in bulk.

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