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Document ID (ISN)105279
CIS number 06-931
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marlair G., Kordek M. A.
Title Safety and security issues relating to low capacity storage of AN-based fertilizers
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol. 123, No. 1-3, p. 13-28. Illus. 54 ref.
Internet access 06-0931.pdf [in English]
Abstract This article discusses safety issues associated with the storage of fertilizer grades of ammonium nitrate (AN), with a focus on low storage capacity premises. The information is based on a literature review on hazardous properties of AN and AN-based fertilizers, a review of accidents involving relatively small quantities of AN-based fertilizers, an examination of both the relevant regulatory framework and the level of hazard control achieved, and finally on an analysis of the economical, technical and organizational factors that could lead to an underestimation of the risk compared to large scale storage facilities.
Descriptors (primary) explosion hazards; ammonium nitrate; fertilizers; storage
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; small enterprises; causes of accidents; hazard evaluation; agriculture; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Storage and warehousing
Inorganic substances