TABLE 5.2Storage Limits for Flammable and Combustible Liquids for Laboratories with Sprinkler System (maximum 100 ft2 laboratory space)

Laboratory Unit Fire Hazard ClassClass of LiquidExcluding Quantities in Rated Storage Cabinets/Safety Cans (max per 100 ft2)Including Quantities in Rated Storage Cabinets/Safety Cans (max per 100 ft2)
galLgalL
A
(high fire hazard)
Class I flammable
(flash point <100 °F)
10382076
Combined Class I, II, IIIA
(fash point <200 °F)
207640150
B
(moderate fire hazard)
Class I flammable
(flash point <100 °F)
5201038
Combined Class I, II, IIIA
(flash point <200 °F)
10382076
C
(low fire hazard)
Class I flammable
(flash point <100 °F)
27.5415
Combined Class I, II, IIIA
(flash point <200 °F)
415830
D
(minimal fire hazard)
Class I flammable
(flash point <100 °F)
1427.5
Combined Class I, II, IIIA
(flash point <200 °F)
1427.5

NOTE: Limits for laboratories in health care occupancies and in K-12 educational facilities may be significantly lower.

SOURCE: Reproduced with permission from NFPA 45, Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals, Copyright 2004, National Fire Protection Association. This reprinted material is not the complete and official position of NFPA on the referenced subject, which is represented only by the standard in its entirety.

From: 5, Management of Chemicals

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Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards: Updated Version.
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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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