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Document ID (ISN)109940
CIS number 09-907
ISSN - Serial title 1054-8793 - NFPA Journal
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nadile L.
Title Fire protection at the speed of light
Bibliographic information May-June 2009, Vol.103, No.3, p.74-78.
Abstract This article describes the operations of the Fermilab National Laboratory in the United States, which includes the world's second most-powerful particle accelerator and collider housed in a tunnel nine metres below the surface. Acceleration is achieved through the use of powerful superconductor magnets, which in turn require low temperatures obtained in large equipments producing cryogenic liquids. Other substances present include hydrofluoric acid, hydrogen gas and various specific mixtures of flammable gases. The article discusses some of the specific aspects of the laboratory's fire safety organization.
Descriptors (primary) USA; particle accelerators; fire hazards; fire services
Descriptors (secondary) cryogenic fluids; dangerous substances; hydrogen; underground work; superconductor devices; cryogenic equipment; hydrofluoric acid
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces