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Document ID (ISN)107922
CIS number 08-426
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Douté M., Issartel E.
Title Storage of aerosols: Which extinguishing system?
Original title Stockage d'aérosols: quels systèmes d'extinction? [in French]
Bibliographic information June-July 2007, No.434, p.21-24. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract An aerosol can is a form of packaging that enables the vaporisation of a product into fine droplets. It consists of a container, generally metallic, whose contents include approximately 60% of propellant gases (butane, propane or mixtures thereof) and 40% of the active ingredient, dissolved in a solvent. Given the nature of the products involved, there is a high fire or explosion risk during the manufacture and storage of aerosol cans. This review article on extinguishing systems suited to aerosol can manufacture and storage premises covers the following aspects: hazard analysis; usefulness of sprinklers; experience of a large cosmetics producer; short descriptions of accidents involving aerosol cans; regulations.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; aerosols; cosmetics industry; explosion hazards; fixed extinguishing systems; aerosol containers
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; France; propane; butane; sprinkler systems; solvents; storage; premises; accident descriptions; warehouses
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) Fires
Compressed gases and pressure vessels
Explosions