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MIL-HDBK-1008B
masonry enclosure around the opening extending a minimum of 5 feet (1.5 m)
from both sides of the wall.  The spray system shall consist of open spray
nozzles that provide a minimum of 2.0 gpm/square feet (0.126 L/s) of opening
and shall be activated by heat detectors.  Both systems shall be activated
simultaneously by any detector.  The systems shall be supplied from a separate
riser independent of the overhead sprinkler system.  Each system shall be
equipped with a control valve.  Water supply shall be capable of supplying the
deluge systems in addition to other required fire protection demands.
Operation of any deluge system or sprinkler system protecting the area of the
handling system shall automatically shut down the handling system.
4.11
Storage of Flammable and Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste
4.11.1
Flammable/Hazardous (Flam/Haz) Storage.  Flam/haz storage includes
storage of flammable and combustible liquids as well as storage of materials
which are classified as hazardous materials.  Provide protection for
facilities storing flammable and combustible liquids and other petroleum oil
lubricant (POL) products in accordance with NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible
Liquids Code.  Class IIIB combustible liquids shall be protected in the same
manner as Class IIIA combustible liquids in accordance with NFPA 30.  A single
building is often used for storage of both flammable and combustible liquids
and hazardous materials.  Storage of hazardous waste is separate and distinct
from storage of hazardous materials.
Note:
For Navy facilities used to store hazardous materials, also
refer to MIL-HDBK-1032/2, Covered Storage.  For Navy and Air
Force facilities used to store hazardous waste, also refer to
MIL-HDBK-1005/13, Hazardous Waste Storage Facilities.
4.11.1.1  Warehouse Areas for Storage of Flammable Liquids, Solids, and
Hazardous Materials.  Warehouse areas for storage of flammable liquids,
solids, and hazardous materials and chemicals shall not exceed 20,000 square
feet (1858.74 m2) between fire walls.  Fire walls shall have a minimum 4-hour
rating.  Ceiling height shall not exceed 30 feet (9.14 m).
4.11.2
Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Areas.  Provide automatic
sprinkler protection in accordance with NFPA 30, based on the classification
of liquids and storage configuration.  The following minimum criteria shall
apply:
a)  Provide a minimum longitudinal flue space of 12 inches (30.48
cm) between double row racks and 9 inches (22.86 cm) between single row racks
and the wall.
b)  Provide ceiling level sprinklers and longitudinal flue space
sprinklers located at every level of rack storage.
Exception:
Where multiple levels of rack storage are used below the 6
foot (1.83 m) level for hand picking operations, provide
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