Are flammable liquids storage cabinets required to have exhaust ventilation?
NFPA 30 does not require an exhaust ventilation system for storage cabinets, although most cabinets have plugged fittings that can be used for such purpose. Exhaust ventilation should only be provided when warranted by the materials in the cabinet, for example for particularly toxic or noxious materials. If provided the manufacturer’s instructions should be followed. Typically, this will involve small diameter steel duct or pipe leading directly and by the shortest route to the exterior of the building. Exhaust must be taken from the bottom of the cabinet.