NFPA Codes and their Relevance to Chemical Processes

Originally delivered Jun 3, 2009
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has several hundred codes and standards in print designed to increase fire protection and life safety across a wide range of occupancy classifications. NFPA has numerous codes devoted to the specific hazards posed by chemical process plants. This presentation will introduce a variety of relevant codes, how they are applicable, and their relevance to improving chemical process safety. It will also discuss the main focuses of these codes and several ways in which process areas can easily become safer.


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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