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Organic Coatings

Permit Holder Guideline #33

PERMIT TITLE: Organic Coatings

CODE SECTION: (Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code) 2001.2

FEE: $225.00 (Check payable to the City of Richmond)

SCOPE: Permit required for any organic-coating manufacturing operation producing more than 1 gallon of an organic coating in one day.

DEFINITION: Organic Coating is liquid mixture of binders such as alkyd, nitrocellulose, acrylic or oil and flammable and combustible solvents such as hydrocarbon, ester, ketone or alcohol, which, when spread in a thin film, convert to a durable protective and decorative finish.

PERMIT EXPIRATION: ONE (1) year from date issued.

REQUIREMENTS: Permit holder agrees to abide by the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code and any special stipulations noted on permit, as well as the following:

  1. Open flames and direct-fired heating devices PROHIBITED in areas with flammable vapors. "No Smoking" signs shall be posted and enforced.
  2. Organic coatings initiators shall not be contaminated with foreign substances.
  3. Spray guns and related handling equipment used with organic peroxides shall be of a type manufactured for such use.
  4. Separate pressure vessels and inserts specifically for the application shall be used for the resin and for the organic peroxide and shall not be interchanged. Organic coatings pressure tank inserts shall be constructed of stainless steel or polyethylene.
  5. Residue control shall be maintained. Spill material shall be properly removed.
  6. Spraying operations shall be conducted in approved spray booths, see Permit Guide #38.
  7. Ground and electrically bond containers (including tanker vehicles) during fluid transfer. Empty flammable or combustible liquid containers shall be removed to outside.
  8. Handling shall be conducted in a manner that avoids shock and friction that produces decomposition and violent reaction hazards.
  9. Organic coatings shall not be mixed directly with accelerators or promoters.
  10. Only non-sparking tools shall be used in areas where organic coatings are stored, mixed or applied.
  11. Personnel working with organic coatings shall be specifically trained to work with these materials.

Contact Information:

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City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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