Thus, specialist knowledge is absolutely necessary for smooth silo plant operation, hazard prevention and hazard control during emergencies –– sometimes even firefighters take inappropriate action due to a lack of information.
This book provides just such in–depth expert knowledge, drawing on many lessons learned from past silo fires. It explains current prevention measures in detail –– helping to prevent future damage. Numerous types of fire detection devices and fire fighting equipment are covered, backed by extensive data tables listing fire and explosion characteristics of bulk materials, color photographs of silos on fire and documentation of firefighters′ actions. In addition, diagrams and formulas as well as pre–prepared check lists are included for risk assessment and fire fighting actions.
Possibly lifesaving reading for chemists in industry, engineers, chemical engineers, health officers, environmental consultants, instructors in the chemical industry, as well as chemicals suppliers and safety officers.
Influence of Material Properties on Fire
Chemical Properties of Bulk Goods
External Ignition Sources
Physical Characteristics of Self–Ignition Processes and Smoldering Fire Propagation
FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT
EXPLOSION RISK AND PROTECTION
Essential Conditions for Explosion Occurrence
Parameters of Dust Explosion;
Some Physical and Chemical Properties of Agricultural Dusts
Propagation of Explosion
Dynamics of Explosions in Long Ducts and Galleries
Causes of Fires and Fire–Explosion Protection
Fire and Explosion Prevention and Protection in the Storage of Agro, Feed and Food Products
Fire in a Silo for Wood Pellets in Esbjerg, Denmark, 1998–1999
Further Case Studies
FIGHTING SILO FIRES
Inert Gases for Silo Fire Fighting
Fighting a Silo Fire in an Animal Food Production Plant
Test Inertization of a Malt Silo
NECESSARY FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES FOR SILOS WITH FLAMMABLE SOLID BULK MATERIALS IN CONNCETION WITH INERTING DURING A FIRE
Inerting of Silos with Flammable Solid Bulk Materials in Case of Fire
Recommendations for Construction, Processing and Operation
Measures in Case of Fire
PREDICTIVE TOOLS FOR HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF SELF–IGNITION
His research interests focus on accidental fires in bulk materials, solid fuels, dust explosions, and on the CFD modelling of fires and explosions. He lectures on computational methods in process safety at the Technical University of Berlin. He is member of several EU standardization working groups, has authored and co–authored three monographs, and has published over 50 papers in scientific and technical journals to date.