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Document ID (ISN)19129
CIS number 73-470
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1972
Convention or series no. Note n°812-69-72
Author(s) Cleuet A.
Title Nitrocellulose fire and explosion hazards
Original title Risques d'incendie et d'explosion présentés par la nitrocellulose [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 1972, No.69, p.375-379. 7 ref.
Abstract Nitrocellulose is highly flammable in all forms, and fires involving this substance are always extremely dangerous. It is widely used in a variety of applications especially in the plastics industry. The various types of cellulose are classified on the basis of French safety regulations, and individual sections are devoted to the following aspects: nitrocellulose flammability and combusion; fire-fighting principles; packaging, storage and handling recommendations; fire prevention.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; explosion hazards; nitrocellulose
Descriptors (secondary) comment on law; France
Document type -
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Explosions