|Document ID (ISN)||107922|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||Douté M., Issartel E.
||Storage of aerosols: Which extinguishing system?
||Stockage d'aérosols: quels systèmes d'extinction? [in French]|
||June-July 2007, No.434, p.21-24. Illus. 1 ref.
||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.
||fire hazards; aerosols; cosmetics industry; explosion hazards; fixed extinguishing systems; aerosol containers
||fire fighting; France; propane; butane; sprinkler systems; solvents; storage; premises; accident descriptions; warehouses
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Compressed gases and pressure vessels