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Classification Basics

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Section 511.3 also includes the following useful information to help determine what types of garages include classified areas:

511.3 Classifications of Locations.

(A) Unclassified Locations. Parking garages used for parking or storage and where no repair work is done except exchange of parts and routine maintenance requiring no use of electrical equipment, open flame, welding, or the use of volatile flammable liquids are not classified.

The storage, handling, or dispensing into motor vehicles of alcohol-based windshield washer fluid in areas used for the service and repair operations of the vehicles shall not cause such areas to be classified as hazardous (classified) locations.

(FPN No. 1): For further information, see NFPA 88A-1998, Standard for Parking Structures and NFPA 88B-1997, Standard for Repair Garages.

(FPN No. 2): For further information, see 7.3.5 of NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages.
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