|Document ID (ISN)||63718|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0935-7688 - Entsorgungs-Technik
|Convention or series no.
||Not an unknown problem - Fire protection and fire fighting in sanitary landfills
||Kein unbekanntes Problem - Brandschutz und Brandbekämpfung bei Deponien [in German]|
||July-Aug. 1994, Vol.6, No.5, p.16-18, 20-22. Illus. 5 ref.
||Fire prevention in sanitary landfills can be improved by studying the causes of actual fires. Prevention measures include: compaction of the waste after a layer of waste 30cm thick is reached, covering each layer with inert material, comminution of bulky waste, limitation of the size of the sanitary landfill to 2000m2 and prevention of air access. Recommendations for extinguishing fires in landfills address small and large open fires as well as fires smoldering inside the landfill. Protective measures for fire fighters are addressed.
||fire fighting; fire protection; waste disposal; industrial waste
||compressed-air breathing apparatus; sealing-off of fires; water; fire spread limitation; extinguishing agents; sanitation services; sources of ignition
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Waste collection and disposal