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Document ID (ISN)63493
CIS number 94-2058
ISSN - Serial title 0006-9094 - Brandschutz
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Widetschek O.
Title Fires caused by acetylene gas cylinders
Original title Brńnde von Acetylen-Gasflaschen [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1993, Vol.47, No.10, p.703-708. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Five fires and explosions caused by acetylene generators or acetylene gas cylinders and the action taken by the fire fighters are outlined. Further experiments are needed to determine the fire behaviour of acetylene gas cylinders, the best use of explosion venting and the most relevant extinguishing agents.
Descriptors (primary) compressed gases; fire fighting; fire behaviour; explosions; gas cylinders; acetylene generators; acetylene
Descriptors (secondary) unfired pressure vessels; fire services; accident descriptions; fire; gas welding and cutting; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustria
Subject(s) Pressure vessels and systems
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Compressed gases and pressure vessels