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Protect agricultural and food processing facilities from fire and explosion hazards.
The 2008 NFPA 61: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities has been revised and updated with new provisions and rules, and is an essential reference for facility owners, safety and health consultants, and enforcers. The Standard contains requirements that address the protection of lives and property in facilities that handle agricultural bulk materials, their by-products, and dusts. The Standard addresses construction, ventilation, and equipment, plus provides numerous other rules. 32 pp.
Major changes in the 2008 NFPA 61 include:
Clarified requirements for life safety and construction
Added provisions for safety devices on belt conveyors
First-time rules for proper head section venting, along with a rule requiring all filters be located outside
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
Chapter 3 Definitions
Chapter 4 Construction Requirements
Chapter 5 Ventilation and Venting
Chapter 6 Explosion Prevention, Relief, and Venting
Chapter 7 Equipment
Chapter 8 Dryers
Chapter 9 Heat Transfer Operations
Chapter 10 Dust Control
Chapter 11 Pneumatic Conveying
Chapter 12 Building Fire Protection
Chapter 13 Supplemental Requirements
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Supplementary Information on Fire Protection
Annex C Supplementary Information on Fumigation
Annex D Employee Health and Safety
Annex E Schematics of Typical Pneumatic Conveying Installations
Annex F Informational References
NFPA 61: Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, 2008 Edition