MAQ's (Maximum Allowable Quantities) are an important concept when designing and building a distillery. The concept of MAQ's comes from the International Building & Fire Codes (IBC & IFC). … [Read more...] about MAQs- Maximum Allowable Quantities
Automatic fire sprinklers have been in existence for over a century, and since their widespread implementation, have extinguished many fires and saved countless lives. A majority of fires are … [Read more...] about Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems
The IBC (International Building Code) and the IPC (International Plumbing Code) provide prescriptive requirements to calculating the minimum number of plumbing facilities needed in a building, … [Read more...] about How Many Plumbing Facilites Are Required In a Building?
What Are IBC Plastic Totes and what is prohibited from being stored in them? If you've been to a few distilleries, you might have seen these around: Large plastic IBC (intermediate bulk container) … [Read more...] about Prohibition On Flammable Liquids In Plastic Totes
example of a steam boiler used in a distillery Location, Location, Location Ideally, the location of a boiler room in your distillery wants to be as close to the equipment that it is serving as … [Read more...] about Important Considerations for a Design of Boiler Rooms in Distilleries
What is Secondary Containment? Secondary containment requirements are found in the International Fire Code, a model code that is extensively used throughout the U.S. for safe building design and … [Read more...] about Secondary Containment
Welcome! The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is an important topic that those involved with the construction or remodel of buildings or spaces should be aware of and informed on. This post … [Read more...] about ADA Compliance Overview