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Document ID (ISN)106037
CIS number 07-185
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Calvo Sáez J.A., Palmero Mangado Á.
Title Fires near electrical power
Original title Incendios en presencia de tensión eléctrica [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2006, No.175, p.56-64. Illus.
Abstract The use of fire extinguishers in the presence of electricity is hazardous, particularly if the fire involves high voltage equipment. This article discusses the relationship between the type of fire extinguisher, the voltage of the electrical equipment and the safety distance necessary to avoid all risk of electrical hazards. Main topics addressed: classes of fire; selection of the extinguishing medium; Spanish legislation regarding human interventions on electrical installations; labelling of fire extinguishers according to the UNE-EN 3-7:2004 standard; distances to be observed with respect to power equipment.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; legal aspects; electrical equipment; electricity; fire; Spain
Descriptors (secondary) labelling; extinguishing agents; safe distances; selection of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires