How on Earth Do I Protect This?
Jake Epstein ; Tomecek Dave; Jeremy Lebowitz
(JENSEN HUGHES, MA/MD/CO)
Semiconductor manufacturing facilities store and process some of the most hazardous materials on the planet. Use and storage of these materials, and the development of novel equipment using them, is common among the industry but not well understood in the regulatory community. This workshop reviews the general code framework in the Building and Fire Codes for protection of semiconductor manufacturing, the paths available for alternative protection schemes, and several case studies of successful application of performance-based design methods, including the application of fire testing and modeling to support structural fire protection alternatives.