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Document ID (ISN)24442
CIS number 76-26
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Clancey V.J.
Title Fire hazards of calcium hypochlorite.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1975, Vol.1, No.1, p.83-94.
Abstract About a dozen fires and explosions of calcium hypochlorite occurred aboard British ships during the 5-year period 1969-73. This led to investigation of the accidents and of the composition and properties of the commercial material. Impurities in the product, contaminants introduced later, and heat due to storage or reaction may contribute to the instability. The material appears to be more hazardous than indicated by its classification in the IMCO Code as oxidising agent in Class 5.1. Storage on deck is recommended. Further study of the cause of the instability is required.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; ships; calcium hypochlorite; sea transport; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) spontaneous combustion; United Kingdom; impurities; fire; explosions; oxidizing substances
Document type -
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fires
Explosions
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Water transportation
Inorganic substances