#5 K321

K321 Hazardous Areas - Enclosure

Examples of findings cited under K321 include:

  • The facility failed to ensure the integrity of the one-hour fire barrier in the water heater closet. The barrier had a one-foot by one-foot hole in the wall behind the water heater.
  • The facility failed to ensure that the East shower room, which measured over 50 square feet and was being used as a storage room for combustible items, was protected with a door that was self-closing or automatic-closing.
  • The facility failed to maintain a sprinklered room (containing a gas-fired water heater) that was constructed to restrict the passage of smoke. There was a three-inch by four-inch opening in the ceiling next to a water heater flue vent.