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NFPA 61: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities

NFPA 61 protects lives and property from fires and dust explosions in facilities handling, processing, or storing bulk agricultural materials, their by-products, or other agricultural related dusts and materials.

Please note:  This Standard is no longer accepting Public Input due to the Combustible Dust Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council.  As part of the consolidation plan, this Standard is slipping cycle and being combined into a new consolidated draft.  Once the new draft is available and open for Public Input, this notice will be updated with a link to the applicable document information page.

http://www.nfpa.org/61
NFPA 68: Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting

This standard applies to the design, location, installation, maintenance, and use of devices and systems that vent the combustion gases and pressures resulting from a deflagration within an enclosure so that structural and mechanical damage is minimized.

http://www.nfpa.org/68
NFPA 67: Guide on Explosion Protection for Gaseous Mixtures in Pipe Systems

This guide provides criteria for the design, installation, and operation of piping systems that contain or may contain flammable vapor mixtures to prevent and protect against damage from deflagrations or detonations due to combustion of flammable atmospheres therein.

http://www.nfpa.org/67
NFPA 69: Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems

This standard provides requirements for installing systems for the prevention and control of explosions in enclosures that contain flammable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, mists, dusts, or hybrid mixtures. It is intended for use by design engineers, operating personnel, and AHJs.

http://www.nfpa.org/69
NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations

NFPA 921 sets the bar for scientific-based investigation and analysis of fire and explosion incidents. Referenced in the field, in training, and in court, it is the foremost guide for rendering accurate opinions as to incident origin, cause, responsibility, and prevention. It is intended for use by both public sector employees who are responsible for fire investigation and private sector professionals who conduct investigations for insurance companies or litigation purposes.

Please note:  This Standard is in a custom cycle due to the Emergency Response and Responder Safety Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council.  As part of the consolidation plan, this Standard is re-open for Public Input with a closing date of November 10, 2021.

http://www.nfpa.org/921
NFPA 8502: Standard for the Prevention of Furnace Explosions/Implosions in Multiple Burner Boilers

This document was withdrawn in Fall 2000 and incorporated into NFPA 85.

http://www.nfpa.org/8502
NFPA 655: Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions

This standard establishes requirements to eliminate or reduce explosion and fire hazards encountered in the crushing, grinding, and pulverizing of bulk and liquid sulfur, and to the safe handling of sulfur in any form.

Please note: This Standard is no longer under revision or accepting Public Input due to the Combustible Dust Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council.  As part of the consolidation plan, this Standard is slipping cycle and being combined into a new consolidated draft.  Once the new draft is available and open for Public Input, this notice will be updated with a link to the applicable document information page.

http://www.nfpa.org/655
NFPA 664: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities

This standard provides requirements for fire and explosion prevention and protection of industrial, commercial, or institutional facilities that process wood or manufacture wood products in order to protect life, property, and mission continuity.

Please note:  This Standard is no longer accepting Public Input due to the Combustible Dust Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council.  As part of the consolidation plan, this Standard is slipping cycle and being combined into a new consolidated draft.  Once the new draft is available and open for Public Input, this notice will be updated with a link to the applicable document information page.

http://www.nfpa.org/664
NFPA 654: Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids

This standard presents safety measures to prevent and mitigate fires and dust explosions in facilities that handle combustible particulate solids, which includes combustible dusts, fibers, flocks, flakes, chips, and chunks.

Please note:  This Standard is no longer accepting Public Input due to the Combustible Dust Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council.  As part of the consolidation plan, this Standard is slipping cycle and being combined into a new consolidated draft.  Once the new draft is available and open for Public Input, this notice will be updated with a link to the applicable document information page.

http://www.nfpa.org/654
NFPA 56: Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention During Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems

This standard provides minimum safety requirements for the cleaning and purging procedures of flammable gas piping systems, including cleaning new or existing piping systems, purging piping systems into service, and purging piping systems out of service.

http://www.nfpa.org/56
Arizona ESS Explosion Investigation and Line of Duty Injury Reports Now Available
Two reports from the Surprise, Arizona Energy Storage System (ESS) explosion that occurred in April, 2019 were published this week.  One report, titled, “Four Firefighters Injured In Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Explosion – Arizona” is…
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Just Weeks After Fatal Baltimore Explosion, Fire Protection Research Foundation Releases New Research on Combustible Gas Dispersion and Detector Location Analysis
According to research from NFPA, an estimated 4,200 home structure fires and an average of 40 deaths result annually when natural gas is ignited. The devastating outcome of a combustible gas leak within a residence was on full display recently when three…
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Following an Explosion at a Cannabis-Related Business in Los Angeles, Records Indicate No Inspections Conducted at Facility
Keeping communities safe from fire, electrical, and other related hazards isn't something that just happens—it's the result of having a fully functioning Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem.  When any one component fails, consequences can be catastrophic.    In…
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E-cigarette explosions and burn injuries are much more common than previously thought
Electronic cigarettes, powered by lithium-ion batteries, have ignited or exploded, resulting in severe injuries, including third degree burns, lacerations and loss of body parts. According to a study by George Mason University, injuries have been…
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After 2013 West, Texas, Explosion, Gaps Persist in Ammonium Nitrate Regulations
With the horrific explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, it is an apt time to revisit the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's (CSB) report on the 2013 ammonium nitrate (AN) detonation that devastated West, Texas, killing 15 people, and injuring 260 others.…
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