Stay up to code with the 2013 Edition of NFPA 495: Kansas Explosive Materials Code
Get the up to date safety provisions you need when handling with the 2013 NFPA 495.
NFPA 495: Explosive Materials Code has been updated for 2013 and includes many new changes and provisions for the safe manufacture, transportation, storage, sale, and use of explosive materials. Coverage includes safety requirements for blasting agents, water gel and emulsion materials, smokeless propellants, black powder propellants, and small arms ammunition.
The 2013 NFPA 495 reduces the risk of hazards and serves to protect lives and property. The document contains key Code changes that explosives manufacturers, small arms manufacturers, distributors, retailers, or enforcers such as fire and building officials must be aware of. 59 pp.
New updates and revisions include:
- Updated definitions for consistency with changes in federal regulatory provisions
- New requirement that a security plan must be provided as part of the permitting process for explosive materials
- Clarified that certain provisions of the code were not applicable to handloading of small arms ammunition for personal use.
- New rule requires hazard analyses to be performed as part of manufacturing processes.
- New requirement allows the use of quantitative-risk-assessment (QRA) in cases where the quantity-distance (Q-D) requirements cannot be met.
- Recognizing the use of QRA, changes were made permitting the siting of explosive magazines to be based on QRA in addition to the traditional American Table of Distances.
- New section on site control addresses the added aspects of site security.
- Materials of construction for explosives magazines were added to expand the list of permitted materials.
- Modified quantity limits for display or storage of certain small arms primers classified by DOT as 1.4S.
The information in this document does not apply to the transportation of such material used for military purposes or when under jurisdiction of the federal government.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1 Administration
- Chapter 2 Referenced Publications Chapter
- Chapter 3 Definitions
- Chapter 4 Security and Safety of Explosive Materials
- Chapter 5 Manufacturing and Testing
- Chapter 6 Blasting Agents
- Chapter 7 Water Gel, Slurry, and Emulsion Explosive Materials
- Chapter 8 Transportation of Explosive Materials on Highways
- Chapter 9 Aboveground Storage of Explosive Materials
- Chapter 10 Use of Explosive Materials for Blasting
- Chapter 11 Ground Vibration, Air Overpressure, Flyrock, and Gases
- Chapter 12 Explosive Materials at Piers and Railway, Truck, and Air Terminals
- Chapter 13 Precursor Chemicals
- Chapter 14 Small Arms Ammunition and Primers, Smokeless Propellants, and Black Powder Propellants
Control hazards when handling explosives by complying with the latest safety provisions in the 2013 NFPA 495.
NFPA 495: Explosive Materials Code identifies reasonable levels of safety for the manufacture, transportation, storage, sale, and use of explosive materials, including blasting agents, water gel and emulsion materials, smokeless propellants, black powder propellants, and small arms ammunition. It does not apply to transportation of such material used for military purposes or when under jurisdiction of the federal government.
The 2013 edition features a major revision on the ground vibration chapter, including:
- Additional requirements pertaining to use of seismographs
- An expanded Air Overpressure section that adds in a maximum allowable limit of air overpressure, 133 dB
This important Code is essential for explosives manufacturers; small arms manufacturers, distributors, or retailers; or enforcers such as fire and building officials. (Softbound, 58 pp., 2013)