Hazardous Location Requirements in Hemp Extraction Facilities

Hemp Extraction Safety Guidelines

Cannabis or hemp extraction typically involves the use of hazardous materials, including flammable liquids, gases, or vapors. The use and storage of these hazardous materials, coupled with the complex electrical systems and equipment utilized in extraction facilities, leads to a myriad of safety hazards that business owners must be aware of. This article explores hazardous location requirements and hazardous area classification as they relate to extraction facility design and construction, specifically diving into the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code 497.

Topics covered in this article:

- Control Areas and Maximum Allowable Quantities

- When Control Areas Are Not Enough

- Room Classifications

- Open Versus Closed Systems

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