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Document ID (ISN)56339
CIS number 91-1306
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gros P.
Title Fires and explosions during the processing of aluminium alloys and of easily oxidisable metals. Preventive measures
Original title Incendies et explosions lors du travail des alliages d'aluminium et de métaux facilement oxydables - Mesures préventives [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1990, No.140, Note No.1785-140-90, p.521-530. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract This paper discusses the fire and explosion hazards due to aluminium dust, dust of flammable metal alloys and hydrogen liberated when these metals react with water. Contents: characteristics of dust explosions; examples of accidents; prevention of fires and explosions; definitions, general requirements, working premises and equipment; fire safety requirements of; recommendations for: milling operations that produce sparks, dust elimination, ignition, sources, storage containers, transport, cleaning and maintenance, protective clothing, staff training, compulsory plant inspection.
Descriptors (primary) aluminium; aluminium powder; metalworking industry; explosion prevention; fire prevention; fire, explosions
Descriptors (secondary) flammable dust; aluminium alloys; safety and health training; housekeeping; personal protective equipment; accident descriptions
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) Inorganic substances
Metalworking industry