ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping. The Technical Correlating Committee discussed how to properly reference the ASME piping codes. The Staff Liaison was directed to contact the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for guidance.
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) Recommendations. The Technical Correlating Committee reviewed CSB recommendations to NFPA resulting from their investigations of the fire and explosion incidents at CAI / Arnel, Danversport MA and the Bethune Point Wastewater Treatment Facility, Daytona Beach FL. The Technical Correlating Committee noted that the NFPA 30 Technical Committees on Operations and on Tank Storage and Piping Systems were developing appropriate proposals or responses to the Board’s reports.
Deficiencies in NFPA 30 Related to Class IIIB Liquids. The Technical Correlating Committee discussed recommendations to NFPA 30 based on their investigation of the fire at Third Coast Industries. This issue has been addressed before and the committee maintains its position that the extent of the fire at Third Coast was not because of any deficiencies in NFPA 30, but due to the complete lack of any compliance with NFPA 30’s requirements.
Precautionary Note on Fire Fighting Foam in A.5.1 of NFPA 11. The Technical Correlating Committee discussed the subject precautionary note and concluded that this was not an issue.
The Technical Correlating Committee scheduled the Report on Comments (ROC) meetings for the week of September 27 in Rosemont IL.
The meetings adjourned at the times noted above.