Standard for the Storage, Handling, and Use of Ethylene Oxide for Sterilization and Fumigation
What is NFPA 560?
This standard presents requirements to reduce the occurrence of fire explosions in the use of ethylene oxide sterilizing systems.
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What does NFPA 560 address?
NFPA 560 applies to the storage and handling of ethylene oxide in portable containers for its use in sterilization and fumigation and to flammable mixtures of ethylene oxide with other chemicals. Requirements cover receiving and unloading ethylene oxide containers, storage, piping systems, gas dispensing areas, operations, electrical installation, sterilizer construction, disposal and emission control, maintenance, construction, and fire protection.
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