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Laboratory and Industrial Hazardous Chemical Safety: A Code-Based Approach

Originally delivered May 5, 2010
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The volumes of hazardous materials needed in a chemical facility vary, depending on the research and production requirements. From a fire protection and life safety standpoint, the model codes contain several design approaches for the storage and use of hazardous materials in such facilities. This presentation provides details of three code compliant approaches for fire protection and separation, based on the major applicable requirements contained in the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), 2006 International Fire Code (IFC) and NFPA 45, Standard for Fire Protection in Laboratories Using Chemicals (2004 Edition). The concepts and associated fire protection and life safety features contained in control areas, NFPA 45 laboratory units, and High Hazard occupancies are discussed and applied to the chemical facility setting.


Jonathan Eisenberg

Jonathan Eisenberg, P.E. is the Associate Manager of the Boston office of Rolf Jensen & Associates. He is a licensed fire protection engineer, with over 9 years of fire protection and code consulting experience, as well as over 11 years of chemical engineering and chemical plant management experience. Mr. Eisenberg has extensive project experience in industrial, chemical, and laboratory facility design and code consulting, as well as explosion protection and fire suppression system design for special hazards. He is a member of the NFPA 30 (flammable and combustible liquids) and NFPA...Read more

Jeremy Lebowitz

Jeremy Lebowitz is an Associate Engineer at the Boston office of Rolf Jensen & Associates. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has project experience in industrial and laboratory facility design and code consulting, as well as explosion protection.Read more

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