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Document ID (ISN)57850
CIS number 92-601
ISSN - Serial title 0300-3329 - Sicherheitsingenieur
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meyer M.
Title Risk analysis after fires
Original title Gefährdungsanalyse nach Bränden [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov. 1990, No.11, p.12-14, 16-21. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (benzo(a)pyrene) and polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans are identified as being present in soot from fires in buildings with technical installations such as transformers or cables. The concentration of these substances must be determined prior to return of employees to the rooms. If the limits of 50ppm for benzo(a)pyrene and of 0.002ppm for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin or dibenzofurans are exceeded, rooms may be entered only with a respirator, protective gloves and disposable overall.
Descriptors (primary) tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; dibenzofurans; dioxins; polycyclic hydrocarbons; fire hazards; benzo(a)pyrene; fire
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; combustion residues; compliance with exposure limits; transformers; soot; protection criteria; safety analysis; limitation of exposure; personal protective equipment; respirators; cable sheaths
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons