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Document ID (ISN)67815
CIS number 96-2272
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1115-9
Year 1996
Convention or series no. HSG 92
Health and Safety Executive
Title Safe use and storage of cellular plastics
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. iv, 36p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.
Abstract This guide concentrates mainly on process fire risks from the storage and use of cellular plastics. Contents: general safety principles (design and positioning of stores); types of storage accommodation and positioning of stock; housekeeping; sources of ignition and related fire hazards; special hazards and precautions for flexible polyurethane foam, expanded and extruded polystyrene, and rigid urethane and polyisocyanurate foam; fire precautions (means of escape, fire-resisting buildings, automatic fire detection and sprinkler systems, smoke ventilation, maintenance involving hot work).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; expanded plastics; plastics industry; fire protection; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) welding of plastics; safe layout; sources of ignition; explosive atmospheres; safety guides; housekeeping; fire resisting structures; escape means; plastics converting industry; storage
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Plastics industry