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Last edited 09 Nov 2020
Place of special fire risk
The Scottish Building Standards, Part I. Technical Handbook – Domestic, Appendix A Defined Terms, defines a place of special fire risk as:
- solid fuel appliances, with a total installed output rating more than 50 kW, other than kitchen appliances or
- oil or gas fired appliances, with a total installed net input rating more than 70 kW, other than kitchen appliances and forced air convection or radiant heaters in buildings which are neither residential nor domestic or
- fixed internal combustion engines, including gas turbine engines, with a total output rating more than 45 kW or
- oil-immersed electricity transformers or switch gear apparatus with an oil capacity more than 250 litres and operating at a supply voltage more than 1000 volts or
- fuel oil storage tanks having a capacity of more than 90 litres or
- paint spray booths or rooms where cellulose or other flammable liquid spray is used.’
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