Silo fires : fire extinguishing and preventive and preparatory measures

Persson, Henry
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
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A silo fire entails many dangers, including the risk of gas and dust explosions, which can both lead to serious injury to personnel and a risk of the fire spreading into the associated conveyor systems which can rapidly lead to extensive damage. The use of nitrogen gas is the methodology that is considered to minimize the risks of personal injury and property damage. Silo Fires are a result of an extensive knowledge collating project in this field, both through various research projects and through the transfer of knowledge from a number of real silo fires. This collective knowledge forms the foundation for the recommendations given in the book.