|Document ID (ISN)||108684|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et Recherches R-553
||Bahloul A., Roberge B., Gravel R.
||Feasibility of the study on fermentation gases and on ventilation in a reduced scale silo
||Faisabilité de l'étude sur les gaz de fermentation et sur la ventilation en silo à l'échelle réduite [in French]|
||Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. vi, 25p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: CAD 6.30. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-553.pdf [in French]
||Occupational safety and health regulations classify as enclosed areas the feed silos used in agricultural environments. Serious and often fatal accidents occur in these silage reservoirs. To take into account the risks posed by conventional tower silos, this study considered using scale models for their study. The report of this preliminary research describes how a laboratory specimen of a scale model was developed for estimating the feasibility of using such miniature versions and of modifying them as needed. By measuring gases and other parameters, the silage fermentation process was followed in this experimental structure. Based on data from prior ventilation tests on corn silage fermentation gases, the design of the scale model silo was improved.
||Quebec; bulk storage bins; agriculture; confined spaces
||description of equipment; Canada; report; nitrogen dioxide; carbon dioxide; description of technique; work in confined spaces; fermentation; ventilation; asphyxia; toxic gases
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards