|Document ID (ISN)||106037|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0034-8732 - Prevención
|Convention or series no.
||Calvo Sáez J.A., Palmero Mangado Á.
||Fires near electrical power
||Incendios en presencia de tensión eléctrica [in Spanish]|
||Jan.-Mar. 2006, No.175, p.56-64. Illus.
||The use of fire extinguishers in the presence of electricity is hazardous, particularly if the fire involves high voltage equipment. This article discusses the relationship between the type of fire extinguisher, the voltage of the electrical equipment and the safety distance necessary to avoid all risk of electrical hazards. Main topics addressed: classes of fire; selection of the extinguishing medium; Spanish legislation regarding human interventions on electrical installations; labelling of fire extinguishers according to the UNE-EN 3-7:2004 standard; distances to be observed with respect to power equipment.
||fire fighting; legal aspects; electrical equipment; electricity; fire; Spain
||labelling; extinguishing agents; safe distances; selection of equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
Fires, explosions and major hazards