Fires in Silos: Hazards, Prevention, and Fire Fighting
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): Ulrich Krause
Published Online: 25 SEP 2009
Print ISBN: 9783527314676
Online ISBN: 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.