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The 2006 edition of NFPA 484 - Standard for Combustible Metals has been expanded and revised, and provides safety requirements for a wide range of combustible metals, including aluminum, lithium, magnesium, tantalum, titanium, and zirconium.
The document provides critical requirements for fire suppression and major combustible metal fires, as well as rules for the production, processing, finishing, handling, storage and use of all metals and alloys that are in a form capable of combustion or explosion. Approx. 102 pp.
Revisions in the 2006 NFPA 484 include:
New material on alkali metals and niobium
A new chapter on applicability that states the requirements for determining whether a metal is considered a combustible metal, and consolidates the fire protection requirements for all metals
Annexes that provide explanatory information about the unique burning characteristics of combustible metals
NFPA 484 - Standard for Combustible Metals, 2006 Edition - Table of
Determination of the Combustibility or Explosivity of a Metal, Metal Powder, or Metal Dust
Requirements for Combustible Metals Not Covered in Chapter 5 through Chapter 11
Fire Prevention, Fire Protection, and Emergency Response
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Electrically Conductive Floors
Annex C Supplementary Information on Magnesium
Annex D Explosibility of Magnesium Dust
Annex E Supplementary Information on Tantalum
Annex F Supplementary Information on Titanium
Annex G Supplementary Information on Zirconium
Annex H Extinguishing Agents That Should Not Be Used on Lithium Fires
Annex I Testing for Detailed Characterization of Explosive Behavior of Materials
Annex J Informational References
NFPA 484 - Standard for Combustible Metals, 2006 Edition