|Document ID (ISN)||109940|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1054-8793 - NFPA Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Fire protection at the speed of light
||May-June 2009, Vol.103, No.3, p.74-78.
||This article describes the operations of the Fermilab National Laboratory in the United States, which includes the world's second most-powerful particle accelerator and collider housed in a tunnel nine metres below the surface. Acceleration is achieved through the use of powerful superconductor magnets, which in turn require low temperatures obtained in large equipments producing cryogenic liquids. Other substances present include hydrofluoric acid, hydrogen gas and various specific mixtures of flammable gases. The article discusses some of the specific aspects of the laboratory's fire safety organization.
||USA; particle accelerators; fire hazards; fire services
||cryogenic fluids; dangerous substances; hydrogen; underground work; superconductor devices; cryogenic equipment; hydrofluoric acid
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces