Storeroom. Provide an adequate storeroom for spare
hoses, nozzles, filter and monitor elements, special tools,
special clothing, test equipment, and fuel spill clean-up
equipment. Determine size and location of each facility to
provide sufficient space for orderly storage and location for
ready access to needed material by fuels division personnel.
Laboratory. The fuel laboratory size and associated
testing program performed. Design the laboratory in
accordance with applicable NFPA and CFR codes. Review NFPA 45
for applicability. However, for most facilities and most
fuels covered in this handbook, it will not apply. Minimum
laboratory requirements are as follows:
a) Lighting and fixtures in accordance with NFPA 70.
b) Sink with running hot and cold water. Include
hot water heater capable of providing water at 130 degrees F
(54 degrees C) for cleaning laboratory glassware.
c) Work bench(s) or counter(s) of sufficient size to
accommodate and maintain all required test equipment in a
ready-to-use position. Compose countertops of a non-permeable
material suitable for working with petroleum fuels. Ensure
that laboratory flooring material is impermeable and suitable
for a fuels laboratory.
d) Storage cabinets for test equipment support
items; for example, bottles, drying rack, and spare millipore
e) Fume hood, comply with 29 CFR 1910.1450, Appendix
f) Emergency eyewash/shower.
g) Outward opening doors with panic bars. Multiple
doors may need to be provided in accordance with NFPA 45.
h) Portable firefighting equipment.
j) Fire alarm box.