Part III—Fire


  • SECTION 1601

    1601.1 Objective.
    To limit or control the likelihood that a fire will start because of the design, operation or maintenance of a facility or its systems so as to minimize impacts on people, property, processes and the environment.

    1601.2 Functional statement.
    Facility services, systems and activities that represent a potential source of ignition or can contribute fuel to an incipient fire shall be designed, operated, managed and maintained to reduce the likelihood of a fire starting.

    1601.3 Performance requirements.

    1601.3.1 Ignition sources.
    Electrical, mechanical and chemical systems or processes and facility services capable of supplying sufficient heat under normal operating conditions or anticipated failure modes to ignite combustible system components, facility elements or nearby materials shall be designed, operated, managed and maintained to prevent the occurrence of fire.

    1601.3.2 Fuel sources.
    The quantities, configurations, characteristics or locations of combustible materials, including components or facility systems, facility elements, facility contents and accumulations of readily ignitable waste or debris shall be managed or maintained to prevent ignition by facility service equipment and other ignition sources associated with processes normally present or expected to be present within the facility.

    1601.3.3 Ignition and fuel source interactions.
    Design, operate and maintain facility services and facility system installation locations to prevent the occurrence or to control the extent of atmospheres likely to pose an ignition hazard.