Date:Fri, 23 Feb 2001 12:51:41 -0600
I fully agree with everything that Greg and Norman have said. You also need to consider OSHA requirements as well. These are found at 29 CFR 1910.106(e) for industrial plants. These can be downloaded at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-retrieve.html#page1. Also, if you want, you can go to http://www.nfpa.org to obtain the NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code ...for a price. If you have a major library you may be able to go to it and copy what you need if you have the time. It is also very important to talk to the Fire Marshall and find out what what Editions of the National Fire Code and National Electrical Code they are using. Some cities may not be using a current Code from these organizations but can be working from a 1992 or 1996 version of these documents. Also OSHA still uses 100 degrees F. as the division between flammable and combustible liquids while NFPA uses 140 degrees F. as this division. Still, the first thing to do is talk to the Fire Marshall!! Good luck.