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Document ID (ISN)104764
CIS number 06-406
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bohy M.
Title Cold storage warehouses: Doing everything to prevent fire
Original title Entrep˘ts frigorifiques: tout pour Úviter l'incendie [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, No.416, p.23-26. Illus.
Abstract Cold storage warehouses are vulnerable to fire since they contain large quantities of insulating material such as synthetic foams, packaging materials such as corrugated cardboard and expanded polystyrene, and stored goods that are often themselves flammable. Fires are often due to electrical short-circuits caused by icing. This article identifies the main causes of fires in cold storage warehouses, together with the means of prevention or damage control (detection systems, sprinklers, use of non-flammable insulating materials such as foamed glass).
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; cold storage; fire protection
Descriptors (secondary) safe layout; flammable substances; short circuits; safety by design; sprinkler systems; thermal insulating material; fire detection; packaging materials
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Storage and warehousing
Fires