4.3.14 The quantity of flammable and combustible liquids that can be
NFPA 45, 2.2.1(a);
stored outside a flammable liquids storage room or flammable
a. 25 gallons of Class IA liquids in containers per fire area
(see definition), and
b. 120 gallons of Class IB, IC, II, or IIIA liquids in containers
per fire area.
a. 570 L (150 gallons) of Class I liquids in sprinklered
laboratory units (see definition), and
b. 757 L (200 gallons) of Class I, II, and IIIA liquids in
sprinklered laboratory units.
[NOTE: Second set of "a." and "b." refers to Class C
laboratories only. See NFPA 45 for proper quantities for Class
A, B and D laboratories.]
4.3.15 With the exception of Section 4.3.12 and 4.3.13, all Class I, II,
NFPA 45, 18.104.22.168
and IIIA flammable and combustible liquids not in a flammable
liquids storage room shall be stored in flammable liquid storage
cabinets when not in use.
22.214.171.124 The total quantity of liquids shall not exceed 120
NFPA 30, 4.3.1
gallons per cabinet.
126.96.36.199 Flammable liquid storage cabinets shall be FM
NFPA 30, 4.3
approved or UL listed or built in accordance with
188.8.131.52 Not more than three flammable liquid storage cabinets
NFPA 30, 4.3.2
are allowed in any one fire area, except as follows:
[EXCEPTION 1: In an industrial occupancy,
additional groups of storage cabinets can be located in
any fire area if a minimum100-foot separation is
EXCEPTION 2: In an industrial occupancy that is
protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system, the
number of cabinets can be increased to 6 in a group.
EXCEPTION 3: In a laboratory fire area, the number
of flammable liquid storage cabinets is not limited;
however, the total quantity of flammable and
combustible liquids is limited to the quantities as
defined in 184.108.40.206.]
Numerous types of storage areas (e.g., cutoff storage rooms, mercantile storage areas, inside storage rooms, etc.)
can exist. Storage limits for laboratories have been defined in 4.3.14. There are many other types of storage areas
and limits for each of these are not included in this document. A fire protection engineer should be consulted to
determine storage limits for these other storage areas.