NFPA 430, revision 2004

Code for the Storage of Liquid and Solid Oxidizers

Developed by committee: Hazardous Chemicals - (HCS-AAA)

Annotation and contents

1.1.1 This code shall apply to the storage and handling of oxidizers that are liquid or solid at ambient conditions. 1.1.1.1 This code shall not apply to the storage of solid and liquid oxidizers for normal use on the premises of one- and two-family dwellings. 1.1.1.2 Separate chapters shall specify requirements for storage of oxidizers by class where the quantities stored are greater than the stated minimums. 1.1.1.3* For quantities of a class of oxidizer that are less than the minimum covered by the separate chapter for that class, those parts of that chapter pertaining to fire prevention and compatibility as well as all of Chapter 4 of this code shall be used as requirements. 1.1.2 This code shall not apply to explosives or blasting agents, which are covered by NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code; to ammonium nitrate, which is covered in NFPA 490, Code for the Storage of Ammonium Nitrate; or to organic peroxides, which are covered in NFPA 432, Code for the Storage of Organic Peroxide Formulations. 1.1.3 The quantity and arrangement limits in this code shall not apply to the storage of oxidizers in process areas at plants where oxidizers are manufactured. 1.1.3.1 This code shall not apply to the storage of solid and liquid oxidizers in existing buildings used for the storage of oxidizers at manufacturing plants. 1.1.4 The quantity and arrangement limits in this code shall not apply to facilities that use ammonium perchlorate in the commercial manufacture of large-scale rocket motors.