||FYI||ChemSpec, Paint Distribution Warehouse, 3967 Palmer Park Bl: fire sprinkler modification for paint storage
SYSTEMS: fire sprinkler; waterflow alarm
Additional Comments: Flammable/combustible liquid storage warehouse - change of use H3
THIS PLAN REVIEW IS FOR THE THE CHANGE OF USE TO AN H3 OCCUPANCY INCLUDING INTERIOR REMODEL FOR ADDING 2ND EXIT, RESTROOM ACCESS. ALSO A SPLICE SUBMITTED ON 10/31/12 INCLUDES INSTALLATION OF HEATING UNITS. SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS|
|Attention||***** ANNUAL HAZMAT PERMIT REQUIRED
The chemical inventory exceeds the CSFD Annual Operational Hazardous Materials Permit Amounts for flammable and combustible liquids (see electronic documents). Therefore, the facility is required to be enrolled in the CSFD Annual Operational Hazardous Materials Permit program.
Please coordinate your enrollment and appllication for permit with the CSFD Hazardous Materials Specialist Inspector, Jay Weightman, during the Permit/HM final construction permit inspection.
This permit is automatically renewed annually and a fee is associated with this permit.
To schedule your inspections, please contact the Div of the Fire Marshal @ 719-385-5978.|
|FYI||RESUBMITTED: The plans have been re-submitted FOR A CHANGE OF USE TO H3 OCCUPANCY and the disapproved issues have been addressed as follows: SEE COMMENTS BELOW
**PLEASE NOTE** ALL COMMENTS FOUND ON PREVIOUS PLAN REVIEWS REMAIN ENFORCEABLE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED IN THIS REVIEW. SEE COMMENTS ALSO IN 2011-0903-HM-1
|FYI||CHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED 11/1/12:
Mr G Cogill resubmitted a chemical inventory (current) for this H3 review. Note: actual inventories are currently below anticipated inventory listed and declared. OK
INSPECTOR: SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS |
|FYI||THE CHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED, EXCEEDS THE ALLOWABLE THRESHOLDS FOR FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS AS DEFINED BY 2003 IFC TABLE 2703.1.1(1) AND/OR 2703.1.1(2).
THEREFORE, THIS FACILITY HAS SUBMITTED PLANS FOR CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY AND RE CLASSIFICATION TO AN H3
NOTE THAT APPROPRIATE REVISIONS SHALL BE MADE AS REQUIRED BY THE BUILDING CODE FOR THIS NEW TYPE OF OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION.
***PPRBD DEPTS HAVE REVIEWED THESE PLANS FOR AN H3 OCCUPANCY AND RELEASED THE PLAN SET FOR PERMIT. OK|
|FYI||"Liquid Storage Warehouse" as they exceed the MAQs [reference 3404.3.4 which refers back to Tables 2703.1.1.(1).] My review is for occupancies other than Group M wholesale and retail sales uses.
IFC 2009 definition, Liquid Storage Warehouse: A building classified as a group H2 or H3 occupancy used for the storage of flammable or combustible liquids in a closed condition.
Based on my review, they will need to comply with IFC 2009 Section 3404.3.8 Liquid Storage Warehouse:
"#shall comply with Sections 3404.3.8.1 through 3404.3.8.5 and shall be constructed and separated as required by the IBC."
Fire extinguishing systems are also identified within that Section 3404.3.8.4
|FYI||3404.3.8.1 Quantities and storage arrangement. The total quantities of liquids in a liquid storage warehouse shall not be limited. The arrangement of storage shall be in accordance with Table 3404.3.6.3(2) or 3404.3.6.3(3).
3404.3.8.1.1 Mixed storage. Mixed storage shall be in accordance with Section 3404.3.7.2.1.
3404.3.8.1.2 Separation and aisles. Separation and aisles shall be in accordance with Section 3404.3.7.2.2.
3404.3.8.2 Spill control and secondary containment. Liquid storage warehouses shall be provided with spill control and secondary containment as set forth in Section 2704.2.
3404.3.8.3 Ventilation. Liquid storage warehouses storing containers greater than 5 gallons (19 L) in capacity shall be ventilated at a rate of not less than 0.25 cfm/square foot (0.075 m3/min per m2) of floor area over the storage area.
3404.3.8.4 Fire-extinguishing systems. Liquid storage warehouses shall be protected by automatic sprinkler systems installed in accordance with Chapter 9 and Tables 3404.3.6.3(4) through 3404.3.6.3(7) and Table
3404.3.7.5.1, or Section 16.4 and Tables 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52 of NFPA 30. In-rack sprinklers shall also comply with NFPA 13.
Automatic foam-water systems and automatic AFFF water sprinkler systems shall not be used except when approved.
Protection criteria developed from fire modeling or full-scale fire testing conducted at an approved testing laboratory are allowed in lieu of the protection as shown in Tables 3404.3.6.3(2) through 3404.3.6.3(7) and Table 3404.3.7.5.1 when approved.
3404.3.8.5 Warehouse hose lines. In liquid storage warehouses, either 11/2-inch (38 mm) lined or 1-inch (25 mm) hard rubber hand hose lines shall be provided in sufficient number to reach all liquid storage areas and shall be in accordance with Section 903 or Section 905.
|FYI||LIQUID STORAGE ROOMS PART 1
3404.3.7 Liquid storage rooms. Liquid storage rooms shall comply with Sections 3404.3.7.1 through 3404.3.7.5.2.3404.3.7.2 Quantities and arrangement of storage. The quantity limits and storage arrangements in liquid storage rooms shall be in accordance with Tables 3404.3.6.3(2) and 3404.3.6.3(3) and Sections 3404.3.7.2.1 through 3404.3.7.2.3.
3404.3.7.2.1 Mixed storage. Where two or more classes of liquids are stored in a pile or rack sec-tion:
1. The quantity in that pile or rack shall not exceed the smallest of the maximum quantities for the classes of liquids stored in accordance with Table 3404.3.6.3(2) or 3404.3.6.3(3); and
2. The height of storage in that pile or rack shall not exceed the smallest of the maximum heights for the classes of liquids stored in accordance with Table 3404.3.6.3(2) or 3404.3.6.3(3).
3404.3.7.2.2 Separation and aisles. Piles shall be separated from each other by at least 4-foot (1219 mm) aisles. Aisles shall be provided so that all con-tainers are 20 feet (6096 mm) or less from an aisle. Where the storage of liquids is on racks, a mini-mum 4-foot-wide (1219 mm) aisle shall be provided between adjacent rows of racks and adjacent storage of liquids. Main aisles shall be a minimum of 8 feet (2438 mm) wide.
Additional aisles shall be provided for access to doors, required windows and ventilation openings, standpipe connections, mechanical equipment and switches. Such aisles shall be at least 3 feet (914 mm) in width, unless greater widths are required for separation of piles or racks, in which case the greater width shall be provided.
|FYI||LIQUID STORAGE ROOMS PART 2
3404.3.7.2.3 Stabilizing and supports. Containers and piles shall be separated by pallets or dunnage to provide stability and to prevent excessive stress to container walls. Portable tanks stored over one tier shall be designed to nest securely without dunnage.
Requirements for portable tank design shall be in accordance with Chapters 9 and 12 of NFPA 30. Shelving, racks, dunnage, scuffboards, floor overlay and similar installations shall be of noncombustible construction or of wood not less than a 1-inch (25 mm) nominal thickness. Adequate material-handling equipment shall be available to handle tanks safely at upper tier levels.
3404.3.7.3 Spill control and secondary containment. Liquid storage rooms shall be provided with spill control and secondary containment in accordance with Sec-tion 2704.2.
3404.3.7.4 Ventilation. Liquid storage rooms shall be ventilated in accordance with Section 2704.3.
3404.3.7.5 Fire protection. Fire protection for liquid storage rooms shall comply with Sections 3404.3.7.5.1 and 3404.3.7.5.2.
3404.3.7.5.1 Fire-extinguishing systems. Liquid storage rooms shall be protected by automatic sprinkler systems installed in accordance with Chapter 9 and Tables 3404.3.6.3(4) through 3404.3.6.3(7) and Table 3404.3.7.5.1. In-rack sprinklers shall also comply with NFPA 13.
Automatic foam-water systems and automatic aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) water sprinkler systems shall not be used except when approved.
Protection criteria developed from fire modeling or full-scale fire testing conducted at an approved testing laboratory are allowed in lieu of the protec-tion as shown in Tables 3404.3.6.3(2) through 3404.3.6.3(7) and Table 3404.3.7.5.1 when ap-proved.
3404.3.7.5.2 Portable fire extinguishers. A min-imum of one approved portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 and having a rating of not less than 20-B shall be located not less than 10 feet (3048 mm) or more than 50 feet (15 240 mm) from any Class I or II liquid storage area located outside of a liquid storage room.
A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher having a rating of not less than 20-B shall be lo-cated outside of, but not more than 10 feet (3048 mm) from, the door opening into a liquid storage room.
***An approved automatic suppression system has been installed
***Fire extinguishers observed on site throughout facillity storage
*** Spill control and secondary containment have been installed and previously approved.
***Ventilation has been reviewed and released by PPRBD for an H3 occupancy. Continuous while occupied.
|FYI||INDOOR SPILL CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
Spill control shall prevent the flow of liquids storage or use areas into adjoining areas.
Floors in indoor locations shall be constructed to contain a spill from the largest single vessel by one of the following methods:
1. Liquid-tight sloped or recessed floors in indoor locations,
2. Liquid-tight floors in indoor locations provided with liquid-tight raised or recessed sills or dikes, or
3. Sumps and collection systems.
Except for surfacing, the floors, sills, dikes, sumps and collection systems shall be constructed of noncombustible material, and the liquid-tight seal shall be compatible with the material stored. When liquid-tight sills or dikes are provided, they are not required at perimeter openings which are provided with an open-grate trench across the opening that connects to an approved collection system.
*** PREVIOUSLY DESIGNED AND INSTALLED. SEE HM-1 PLAN COMMENTS. OK|
|FYI||INDOOR SECONDARY CONTAINMENT REQUIREMENTS
Secondary containment shall be provided to prevent a leaking or failed primary container and associated fire suppression water from spreading throughout an area.
The building, room or area shall contain or drain the hazardous materials and fire-protection water through the use of one of the following methods:
1. Liquid-tight sloped or recessed floors,
2. Liquid-tight floors provided with liquid-tight raised or recessed sills or dikes,
3. Sumps and collection systems, or
4. Drainage systems leading to an approved location.
5. Integrated, listed secondary containment (listed double walled tank)
Incompatible materials shall be separated from each other in the secondary containment system.
Secondary containment shall be designed to contain a spill from the largest vessel plus the design flow volume of fire-protection water calculated to discharge from the fire-extinguishing system over the minimum required system design area or area of the room or area in which the storage is located, whichever is smaller, for a period of 20 minutes.
A monitoring method shall be provided to detect hazardous materials in the secondary containment system. The monitoring method is allowed to be visual inspection of the primary or secondary containment, or other approved means. Where secondary containment is subject to the intrusion of water, a monitoring method for detecting water shall be provided. When monitoring devices are provided, they shall be connected to distinct visual or audible alarms.
*** *** PREVIOUSLY DESIGNED AND INSTALLED. SEE HM-1 PLAN COMMENTS. OK
|FYI||Labeling - An NFPA 704 compliant Hazard Placard is required for each pedestrian entry door rooms containing hazardous materials in excess of the exempt amounts (this door could be interior or exterior) and all such doors shall be included. The minimum size of the Hazard Placard shall be 15" by 15". This requirement is subject to verification at the time of the Hazardous materials Inspection prior to signing the Fire Final.|
|Attention||NOTE TO FIRE INSPECTOR: Prior to scheduling the Fire Final please contact the Hazardous Materials Inspector to arrange a Hazardous Materials Inspection prior to final signature being provided.|
Plan Reviewer K Yeager and S Smith conducted a site visit.
Observed no stacking above 4 ft on pallets on floor
discussed no stacking above 6 ft for product area; up to 12 ft up to area of 2500 sqft (sprinklered) is OK
Mr Mealer (mgr) indicated they would stack packing material and some pallets above 6 ft (OK p/Smith)
CSFD requested a site plan indicating where facility intends to stack below 6 ft and over 6 ft.
facility will submit any changes or application for high pile if or when needed by facility.
Mr Mealer stated that he will email the no stacking above 6 ft declaration form and a site plan delineating stacking locations to both Smith & Yeager 11/2/12.
Smith instructed Mr. Mealer to lower no stacking above....signs (currently at 12 ft) throughout the product floor area to 6 ft. May leave the sign at 12 ft in the dock area where they wish to store above 6 ft the pallets and packing materials.
Observed new exit: OK, panic hardware, exit light; overhead door will be bolted above the exit door (so that it will not accidentally drop/lower) exterior exit stairwell constructed at this location also. (OK)
Are located on site in office|