Zari Consulting Group, Inc. was retained by Incorr Energy Group to perform a fire protection, life safety system review and engineering analysis of the InCorr facility in North Dakota. Incorr’s goal was to make sure they stayed out ahead of the latest and most strict code requirements and ensure their facility maintains the highest level of fire protection and life-safety engineering.
Zari Consulting Group’s review was conducted for conformance with the 2012 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) as adopted by the State of North Dakota, and the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC). As good engineering practice, we also provided our design and engineering analysis for conformance with the 2012 edition of NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code in addition to the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
InCorr provides storage and sale of Class IIIA and Class IIIB liquids. This corporation’s storage arrangement utilizes Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) for the Class IIIA and Class IIIB liquids. The IBCs intended for use are the 330 gallon, 54-inches in height “Passport IBC” manufactured by IBC North America. It also provides higher volume storage of the liquids in large tank located inside a liquid storage warehouse.
Class IIIA liquids have a closed cup flash point ranging from 140 degrees Fahrenheit to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and Class IIIB liquids have a closed cup flash point at or above 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Generally speaking these flash point temperatures are not considered to be a serious life-safety or health threat.