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  • CHAPTER32
    HIGH-PILED COMBUSTIBLE STORAGE

    SECTION3201
    GENERAL

    3201.1Scope.

    High-piled combustible storage shall be in accordance with this chapter. In addition to the requirements of this chapter, the following material-specific requirements shall apply:

    1. 1.Aerosols shall be in accordance with Chapter 51.

    2. 2.Flammable and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with Chapter 57.

    3. 3.Hazardous materials shall be in accordance with Chapter 50.

    4. 4.Storage of combustible paper records shall be in accordance with NFPA 13.

    5. 5.Storage of combustible fibers shall be in accordance with Chapter 37.

    6. 6.General storage of combustible material shall be in accordance with Chapter 3.

    3201.2Permits.

    A permit shall be required as set forth in Section 105.6.

    3201.3Construction documents.

    At the time of building permit application for new structures designed to accommodate high-piled storage or for requesting a change of occupancy/use, and at the time of application for a storage permit, plans and specifications shall be submitted for review and approval. In addition to the information required by the International Building Code, the storage permit submittal shall include the information specified in this section. Following approval of the plans, a copy of the approved plans shall be maintained on the premises in an approved location. The plans shall include all of the following:

    1. 1.Floor plan of the building showing locations and dimensions of high-piled storage areas.

    2. 2.Usable storage height for each storage area.

    3. 3.Number of tiers within each rack, if applicable.

    4. 4.Commodity clearance between top of storage and the sprinkler deflector for each storage arrangement.

    5. 5.Aisle dimensions between each storage array.

    6. 6.Maximum pile volume for each storage array.

    7. 7.Location and classification of commodities in accordance with Section 3203.

    8. 8.Location of commodities that are banded or encapsulated.

    9. 9.Location of required fire department access doors.

    10. 10.Type of fire suppression and fire detection systems.

    11. 11.Location of valves controlling the water supply of ceiling and in-rack sprinklers.

    12. 12.Type, location and specifications of smoke removal and curtain board systems.

    13. 13.Dimension and location of transverse and longitudinal flue spaces.

    14. 14.Additional information regarding required design features, commodities, storage arrangement and fire protection features within the high-piled storage area shall be provided at the time of permit, when required by the fire code official.

    3201.4Evacuation plan.

    Where required by the fire code official, an evacuation plan for public accessible areas and a separate set of plans indicating location and width of aisles, location of exits, exit access doors, exit signs, height of storage, and locations of hazardous materials shall be submitted at the time of permit application for review and approval. Following approval of the plans, a copy of the approved plans shall be maintained on the premises in an approved location.