Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film
What is NFPA 40?
This standard provides complete guidance on safe storage and handling of still and motion picture cellulose nitrate-based film located in film cabinets, vaults, archival vaults, projection booths, laboratories, and handled at film exchanges.
Official document scope
What does NFPA 40 address?
NFPA 40 covers all the issues insurance professionals, fire protection design engineers, film vault owners/operators, and enforcing officials need to know when cellulose-nitrate film is archived in a facility, including construction requirements and arrangements of buildings, fire protection, storage and handling of nitrate film, and motion picture projection.