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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 5. Department of Housing And Community Development
Chapter 51. Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code

13VAC5-51-141. IFC Chapter 25 Fruit and Crop Ripening.

A. The following changes shall be made to Section 2501, General:

1. Change Section 2501.2 to read:

2501.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

2. Change Section 2501.3 to read:

2501.3 Ethylene generators. Approved ethylene generators shall be operated and maintained in accordance with Section 2506 and the applicable building code.

B. The following change shall be made to Section 2503, Ethylene Gas:

Change Section 2503.2 to read:

2503.2 Dispensing. Valves controlling discharge of ethylene shall be maintained to limit the concentration of gas in accordance with this chapter and the applicable building code.

C. The following changes shall be made to Section 2504, Sources of Ignition:

1. Change Section 2504.1 to read:

2504.1 Ignition prevention. Sources of ignition shall be controlled or protected in accordance with this section and Chapter 3.

2. Change Section 2504.2 to read:

2504.2 Electrical wiring and equipment. Electrical wiring and equipment, including luminaires, shall be classified and maintained in accordance with Chapter 6, the applicable building code, and the maintenance provisions of NFPA 70.

3. Change Section 2504.3 to read:

2504.3 Static electricity. Bonding and grounding provided for permanent containers, piping, and equipment shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code. Portable containers, piping, and equipment shall be bonded and grounded in accordance with Chapter 57.

4. Change Section 2504.5 to read:

2504.5 Heating. Heating shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 6 and the applicable building code.

D. The following changes shall be made to Section 2506, Ethylene Generators:

1. Change Section 2506.1 to read:

2506.1 Ethylene generators. Ethylene generators shall be listed and labeled by an approved testing laboratory, approved, and used only in approved rooms in accordance with the ethylene generator manufacturer's instructions. The listing evaluation shall include documentation that the concentration of ethylene gas does not exceed 25% of the lower explosive limit (LEL).

2. Change Section 2506.2 to read:

2506.2 Ethylene generator rooms. Portable ethylene generators shall be used in rooms having a volume of not less than 1,000 cubic feet (28 m3). Rooms shall have air circulation to ensure even distribution of ethylene gas and shall be free from sparks, open flames, or other ignition sources.

Statutory Authority

§ 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 16, eff. July 14, 2014; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 18, eff. October 16, 2018; Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. July 1, 2021.

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