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(Transfer Storage Facility)
Constructed in 1984
727 W. Redwood Street
Fire Box 13-42
The Environmental health and Safety Facility annex (formerly the Volatile solvents Storage Building) is a unique building in that it was designed and constructed for the storage of flammable/combustible chemicals and compressed gases. The facility is one story of fire resistive construction containing two chemical and one compressed gas storage rooms, an office and electrical equipment room.
Each room plus the common corridor, and electrical equipment room are protected with a Halon 1301 fire extinguishing system. Each of the six Halon systems is independent of the others. The Halon systems are interconnected with the buildings fire alarm system consisting of manual pull stations, smoke detectors, and visible/audible devices. This system is connected to the Pine Street Police Station.
Portable fire extinguishers are located throughout the facility.
All electrical systems and associated wiring/devices are rated as Class I, Division II for Hazardous locations per the National Electric Code, NFPA 70. Emergency electrical power has been provided via the EHS emergency generator.
Mechanical exhausting of each room has been provided with exhausting equipment installed on the roof of the facility. Roof skylights serve as "blow out" panels. All of the floors are coated with non-conductive materials. Grounding buss bars have been provided in the two chemical storage rooms. Storage shelving is wood construction rather than metal to reduce the possibility of sparking.
Fire department suppression equipment has access on the North and East sides. The East side access is through the loading dock door of the Health Science Facility.
Two exits on the North and South ends of the building provide sufficient means of emergency exiting.
Knox Boxes have been installed on the North and South sides of the building on the exterior with keys for exterior doors, and fire alarm panels to be used by the fire department as needed.
This building is multi-classified as a Storage and Industrial occupancy.