How the codes regulate outdoor storage or ethanol in tanks Most of the regulations for outside storage of alcohol in tanks is found in the international fire code (IFC). Key differences … [Read more...] about Outdoor Storage of Alcohol Tanks
If you are storing barrels containing spirits in your facility, over 6 ft in height, then the provisions of chapter 32 of the IFC apply. This post is based on the 2015 IFC. These concepts generally … [Read more...] about High Piled Combustible Storage for Distilleries
The default for egress per the code is 2 exits out of spaces and stories, but the code does have several provisions permitting a single exit from a smaller spaces with limited number of occupants. … [Read more...] about Building Code- Spaces and Stories with 1 exit
The 2021 and newer editions of the IBC (International Building Code) involved major changes affecting the design of distilleries. Jurisdictions adopt different editions at varying times. Many … [Read more...] about Significant 2021 Code Changes Affecting Distilleries
Under 2018 and earlier IBC/IFC, the occupancy of a distillery is H-3. Electrical classification is almost an entirely separate issue - it is mentioned in the IFC with some parameters. … [Read more...] about Three Types of Distillery Occupancies Explained
This is a question we get a lot. As with most questions in life, the answer is "maybe." We can say, more often than not, bottling equipment does not have to be in a hazardous occupancy. Where … [Read more...] about Is bottling required to be an H-3 occupancy?
Since the last post, we have been wrapping up all the final touches. Final electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire sprinkler, painting and trim were all completed. Our power was turned on. We got the … [Read more...] about Home Build Complete!