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Document ID (ISN)106980
CIS number 07-906
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dosne R.
Title Unusual fire in a sulfur tank
Original title Incendie atypique sur un bac de soufre [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, No.428, p.28-32. Illus.
Abstract This article describes a fire that occurred in a sulfur tank located in a sulfuric acid plant in the industrial area of a French port. Topics addressed: causal factors (heat wave, lightning); propagation; intervention of firefighting services; organization of the plant's safety services; lessons learned.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; sulfur; storage tanks; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; flame spread; sulfuric acid; France; accident descriptions; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Chemical industry
Inorganic substances