Part 4

Division B

Part 4

 

4.1.1.2.(2)(b)

Q1:

 

Does Part 4 of the Fire Code apply to a diesel fuel tank of an emergency standby generator?

R1:

 

No. Where the diesel generator is installed in a fixed location (the fuel tank may be designed as an integral part of the engine or it may be portable), it would be regulated by Ontario Regulation 213/01. Regulation 213/01 is administered by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA). The Fire Code does not apply to the installation. However, the Fire Code could be applied for the testing, inspection and checking of such equipment as Regulation 213/01 does not address the on-going maintenance of such equipment. Legislation and regulations administered by the TSSA do not apply to a portable standby generator where the fuel tank is integral to the engine. For such a portable standby generator, the Fire Code may be applied to the associated hazards such as fuel storage, ventilation, control of ignition sources etc.

 

4.1.7.7.

Q1:

 

Does Article 4.1.7.7. of Division B prohibit the sharing of a ventilation system between compartments (or rooms or enclosed spaces) that each use flammable liquids for the same purpose?

R1:

 

No. It is intended to prevent other types of ventilation or exhaust systems (i.e. acid fume hoods, welding fume hoods, building ventilation systems, etc.) from being linked into a flammable vapour exhaust system.