Fumes and ventilation
Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:20 AM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:28 AM
Are there enough fumes to be concerned... that sort of depends on your MAQ (maximum allowable quantity) of distillate stored in open containers - as well as any natural gas powered appliances in your space. Chances are, you will never have an issue with fumes from spirit in storage or during production, BUT, I strongly recommend that you seek out an architect or engineer to do a lower flammable limit calculation for your facility and then prescribe a ventilation solution (if needed). It can save you a ton of headache down the road and provide the piece of mind to know that your operating within a safe facility.
If you have any other questions or need a recommendation on an architect or engineer that is familiar with this stuff, feel free to shoot me a pm.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:27 AM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:29 PM
I can share some material that was prepared for me by both an architect and an engineer, but they are specific to my MAQs, building, storage intentions, Btu usage, and current ventilation. Most importantly to building officials, these documents have been stamped and signed by industry professionals and that frees the inspectors of liability.
Feel free to shoot me an email (email@example.com) or call (7199667611) and I can talk to you more about this stuff.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:03 PM