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Document ID (ISN)67621
CIS number 96-1844
ISSN - Serial title 0300-3329 - Sicherheitsingenieur
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bunthoff S.
Title Protection of employees in the flooding areas of CO2 fire-extinguishing systems
Original title Personenschutz im Flutungsbereich von CO2- Feuerl÷schanlagen [in German]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.25, No.12, p.24-27. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract Carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations produced by the experimental activation of a fixed extinguishing system in a rolling mill were measured on the control platform and at floor level in the vicinity of the rolls. While on the control platform no hazardous levels were measured at any time, lethal concentrations did occur at floor level. During the maintenance work the automatic release mechanism of the fire extinguisher needs to be deactivated. A water extinguishing system is to be used as a substitute. In addition, escape routes from all workplaces on and near the rolling mill need to be marked clearly.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; total flooding systems; carbon dioxide extinguishers; fire fighting
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; carbon dioxide; harmful substances; rolling mills; maintenance; metalworking industry; fixed extinguishing systems; extinguishing agents; escape and exit; emergency exits; substitution; exposure evaluation
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) Fires