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Motor Driven Equipment & Cylinders

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:12 PM
    Message # 9176885
    Steve Bradshaw (Administrator)

    We had an inspector write up a manifold room because the exhaust fan motor was inside the room with the medical gas cylinders.  Obviously they can’t have a medical air compressor and cylinder manifolds in the same enclosure, but I never thought of this situation as an issue until now.  

    Reference: 

    NFPA 99, 2018, 5.1.3.3.4.2 Cylinders, whether full or empty, shall not be stored in enclosures containing motor-driven machinery, …


  • Friday, August 21, 2020 10:25 AM
    Reply # 9181778 on 9176885

    Steve,

    I have run into this too.  Thought it was a one off, but will add it to my seminar notes now!

  • Friday, August 21, 2020 12:58 PM
    Reply # 9182115 on 9176885
    Steve Bradshaw (Administrator)

    What was the outcome?


    One of our colleagues in Atlanta had it come up and they determined that the code was written to prevent things like pump motors.



  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:41 AM
    Reply # 9185425 on 9176885

    In that case, I believe they used a different blower and solved the problem, but honestly I never heard. 

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