Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 498?
This standard presents design and operation requirements to prevent fires, theft, and explosion within safe havens used for short-term parking of vehicles transporting explosive materials, and for explosives interchange lots where less-than-truckloads of explosives are permitted to be held for transfer from one vehicle to another for continued transportation.
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What does NFPA 498 address?
Provisions cover fire protection equipment, vehicle parking, control of ignition sources, security against trespassers, employee training, notification of authority having jurisdiction, and temporary holding facilities.
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