Spray Booths and Spray Rooms Fire Suppression
Spray booths exist in a large variety of businesses anywhere from small auto paint shops to large manufacturers. All spray rooms and spray booths are inherently hazardous because of the flammable paint fumes and the related solvents. Fire and explosion hazards are the biggest concern when it comes to spray booths or spray rooms.
There are a number of governing agencies for spray rooms and booths. When it comes to construction and installation the regulating agencies are the National Electric Code (NEC 516), the Uniform Fire Code (UFC 4500), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) #33, and the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMV 1107.) Keep in mind that there are a variety of state and local agencies with codes and statutes as well.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the enforcement agency on the national level using CFR 1910.107, Spray Finishing Using Flammable and Combustible Materials standard.