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Document ID (ISN)73684
CIS number 99-1640
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Markert F.
Title Assessment and mitigation of the consequences of fires in chemical warehouses
Bibliographic information Oct.-Nov. 1998, Vol.30, No.1-2, p.33-44. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract The project Guidelines for Management of Fires in Chemical Warehouses (TOXFIRE) which was funded by the Commission of the European Communities Environment Programme during the period 1993-1996 is discussed. The project was a multi-national cooperation between partners from the UK, Sweden, Finland and Denmark and consisted of three major parts: (1) comparison of the performance of four fire testing methods to assess toxicity of fire products, (2) risk assessment of the impact on human health resulting from the release of unburned pesticides and their pyrolysis products from a fire, and (3) establishment of a basis for guidelines for safety engineers and fire services. A quick decision system to be used in emergency situations was also developed. Topics: tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; chemical hazards; chemical products; combustion residues; fire fighting; fire hazards; fire protection; fire research; flammability testing; hazard evaluation; health hazards; pyrolysis products; smoke vents; toxic effects; toxic substances; warehouses.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; fire hazards; fire research; warehouses; chemical products; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; combustion residues; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; flammability testing; health hazards; hazard evaluation; smoke vents; fire protection; chemical hazards; pyrolysis products
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Storage and warehousing