Fires in Silos: Hazards, Prevention, and Fire Fighting

Fires in Silos: Hazards, Prevention, and Fire Fighting

Editor(s): Ulrich Krause

Published Online: 25 SEP 2009

Print ISBN: 9783527314676

Online ISBN: 9783527623822

DOI: 10.1002/9783527623822

About this Book

Providing many lessons learned from past silo fires coupled with in-depth knowledge from experts, this book explains current prevention measures in detail -- helping to prevent future damage.
It covers numerous types of fire detection devices and fire fighting equipment, backed by extensive data tables listing fire and explosion characteristics of bulk materials, color photographs of silos on fire and documentation of firefighters' actions. In addition, diagrams and formulas as well as pre-prepared check lists are included for risk assessment and fire fighting actions.
Possibly lifesaving reading for chemists in industry, engineers, chemical engineers, health officers, environmental consultants, instructors in the chemical industry, as well as chemicals suppliers and safety officers.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Ignition Sources (pages 13–31)

      Vytenis Babrauskas and Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Krause

    3. Chapter 5

      Fire Detection (pages 79–92)

      Ralf Schäckel and Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Krause

    4. Chapter 6

      Case Studies (pages 93–115)

      David Westermann, Rolf Eckhoff and Rolf K. Eckhoff

    5. Chapter 7

      Fighting Silo Fires (pages 117–125)

      Ulrich Hoischen, Jörg Kayser and Dr.-Ing. habil. Ulrich Krause

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