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Document ID (ISN)33864
CIS number 80-1212
ISSN - Serial title 0012-1258 - D E - Der Elektromeister und Deutsches Elektrohandwerk
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blumhagen H.J.
Title Fire fighting in and near electrical installations
Original title Bekämpfung von Bränden in elektrischen Anlagen und in ihrer Nähe [in German]
Bibliographic information 1979, No.18, p.1377-1378.
Abstract Commentary on data sheet VDE 0132/2.79 of the Association of German Electrical Engineers, (effective in 1979), which gave rules on the minimum distance to be kept between the orifice of the fire lance and live electrical installations. The minimum distances were reduced depending on voltage and lance orifice design. When in contact with the live element, the water should be sprayed so as not to create an electric connection. A table is provided as an aid to remembering the statutory distances for a full jet or spray in the presence of low or high voltage when the precise voltage is unknown.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; safe distances; electrical equipment; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) work near electric lines; comment on directive; legislation; Germany (Federal Republic of)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Fires
Electricity