|Document ID (ISN)||76176|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0042-1804 - Zeitschrift Forschung und Technik im Brandschutz
|Convention or series no.
||Fire detection and fire fighting in municipal solid waste bunkers
||Erkennen und Bekämpfen von Bränden in Abfallbunkern [in German]|
||Jan. 1999, Vol.48, No.1, p.3-14. Illus. 8 ref.
||In Germany, there are no detailed regulations with regard to the detection and fighting of fires in storage bunkers of municipal solid waste incineration plants. A guideline to fill this gap is presently being prepared. Recommendations in this guideline form the basis of the presented practical tips for detecting and fighting of fires in solid waste bunkers. In addition, the special conditions prevailing in storage bunkers of solid waste incinerators were taken into consideration as were various fire detection and fire fighting methods. Fire detection by the crane operator should be preferred over the installation of automatic fire detectors. Infrared detectors are recommended in case the waste stays in the bunker for more than one week and round-the-clock surveillance by crane operators is not feasible. For fire fighting, water canons should be used rather than sprinkler systems. They can be better focussed on the site of a fire and the water jet penetrates deeper into the garbage. The additional fire protection components needed in a solid waste bunker such as smoke vents are discussed.
||garbage incineration; risk factors; fire protection
||fire fighting; refuse; Germany; bulk solids storage; incinerators; bulk storage bins; water extinguishing systems; legislation; fire detection; infrared detectors; smoke vents
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Waste collection and disposal