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Ted Argo, Applied Research Associates
Evan Sandstrom, Applied Research Associates
NFPA 400, Hazardous Material Code, specifies separation and clearance distances for hazardous chemical storage and processes from other equipment and occupied buildings. Many of these requirements, standards, and industry practices have come from different sources, which may have varying standards of proof regarding their efficacy and method of application. Therefore, safety, productivity, and minimal operating burden can be achieved and maintained for the community by validation of separation distances outlined in NFPA 400 This presentation will discuss FPRF-funded efforts to examine risk- and consequence-based separation distances and evaluate the adequacy of existing standards. A discussion of relevant literature will be followed by discussion of test methods for evaluation of separation distances in NFPA code.