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Document ID (ISN)78457
CIS number 02-884
ISSN - Serial title 0301-4746 - Industrial Safety Chronicle
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chakrabarti C.S.
Title Foam systems for fire protection in petroleum storage tanks
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 2001, Vol.XXXI, No.4, p.57-61. Illus.
Abstract Hydrocarbon storage tanks are a source of fire hazard and require elaborate fire protection systems in India to ensure safety. This article describes foam-based fire-extinguishing systems specially suited for hydrocarbon storage tanks. Contents: types of storage tanks; fire risk in storage tanks; fire protection in petroleum storage tanks; foam as an extinguishing medium; foam concentrates; selection of foam for hydrocarbon tank fires; foam application; preparation of the foam solution; generation and distribution of foam; sub-surface foam injection systems.
Descriptors (primary) hydrocarbons; fixed extinguishing systems; foam extinguishers; storage tanks
Descriptors (secondary) India; explosion hazards; fire hazards; description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires