fire accident Articles

  • Influence of accidental fire on black carbon aerosol concentrations over an urban environment

    Carbonaceous aerosols are emitted by combustion sources and may influence the climate by altering the radiation balance of the atmosphere. Carbonaceous particles exist mainly in the accumulation mode and thus may be transported over long distances. The present study deals with the impact of anthropogenic activity associated with accidental fires on the black carbon aerosol concentrations over an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emergency response possibilities at freight railway tunnel accidents

    Recent tunnel disasters in several Western European countries such as Switzerland (Gotthard tunnel, 2001) and Austria (Tauern tunnel, 1999), France/Italy (Mont Blanc tunnel, 1999) and Great Britain/France (Channel Tunnel, 1996) have made tunnel safety an area for special attention. In-depth investigations into these accidents focused on individual aspects of tunnel design and hazards. As regards ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Skikda LNG accident: losses, lessons learned and safety climate assessment

    The Skikda LNG accident was the worst petrochemical plant fire in Algeria, in which 27 employees died, 56 injured and cost $900 million. The accident was caused by several reasons: poor maintenance and poor general condition of unit 40, the site distribution of different units which caused domino effect and there is no perfect prevention, communication system on safety. The paper summarised the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Keeping the Ladies Safe

    In one of the worst work-related disasters in United States’ history, a fire accident in New York City which involved the Triangle Shirtwaist Company killed 146 out of 500 employees in 1911. The clothing factory workers were mainly young, female immigrants who worked long hours for low wages. These women died needlessly because the employer locked the doors to all the stairway ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Friday the 13th: A Rational Fear for Business?

    Ah, once again, the 13th of the month has fallen on a Friday, making it…dun dun dunnnn…Friday the 13th. This unlucky pairing is going to happen twice in 2017, once in January and again in October. ...

  • Investigation of an LPG accident with different mathematical model applications

    An LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) storage accident was reconstructed through several simulation models, with the aims of the reported and filmed effects and damage. The accident happened in Paese, near Treviso (Italy) in March 1996 and was characterised by complex phenomena due to a choked release of LPG from a tanker. There was a dispersion of light winds and, after about 40 minutes, a flash-fire ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center modelling and decision-support system for radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness and response

    This paper describes the tools and services provided by a national centre for modelling the environmental and health impacts of airborne hazardous materials. This centre can provide emergency decision support information within minutes for a wide range of radiological, nuclear, chemical, and biological hazards from fires, industrial and transportation accidents, radiation dispersal device ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accident scenarios for marshalling yards in The Netherlands: Private or public fire fighting

    Since the introduction of the Seveso and Seveso II directive (1996), many Western European countries have had the opportunity to demand that installations processing hazardous materials have a private fire brigade. In the Netherlands, based on the Dutch company fire brigade decree, certain companies can be compelled to have a private fire brigade (BZK, 1990). Hazardous materials are processed at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tunnel fire smoke modelling for emergency management

    The current paper describes the investigation of parameters related to accidents in tunnels in the framework of the "Advanced Training System for Emergency Management" project, A-TEAM. On this basis, the flow field is investigated within tunnels, and its effects on fire development and smoke concentration fields for these emergency cases are reconstructed. This is achieved with the use ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduce accident and fire risk with flammable storage safety cans

    Flammable or combustible liquids are used in almost every industry and place of business. Gasoline, chemicals, solvents and a variety of other hazardous liquids are found in varying amounts and locations in industrial, commercial and residential settings. Since many of these liquids are relatively common, it is important to understand the dangers they present and the special storage and handling ...

  • Maintaining Factory Settings with Pressure Washing Equipment

    Maintaining a factory is of prime importance in order to allow operations to run smoothly. Cleaning a factory may also be necessary due to a number of other reasons. For instance, if a food processing plant is not maintained on a regular basis, food and grease deposits can make the entire place unhygienic and eventually affect the quality of products manufactured. However, it is also a fact ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Ionising Radiation

    Introduction The energy level of some types of radiation is high enough so that when they interact with matter they cause the formation of electrically charged particles or ion-pairs and break molecular bonds. These so-called ionising radiations are by their nature potentially harmful to life; at high doses they can be lethal and at lower doses can cause genetic damage. Ionising radiation occurs ...

  • NTSB Investigates

    An independent U.S. government agency uses everything at its disposal, including ASTM standards, to determine the causes of transportation and pipeline accidents. An airplane battery catches on fire. A gas pipeline explodes. A bridge collapses. When incidents like ...


    By ASTM International

  • Reducing and Eliminating Carryback in Mechanical Conveyors

    Conveyor carryback increases operational costs, decreases efficiency, and increases the chance of conveyor-related injuries during clean up. Reducing carryback and tailings should therefore be a goal of every manufacturer who owns a mechanical conveyor system. Why Address Carryback By carryback, we refer simply to material that adheres to or embeds into a conveyor ...

  • NFPA 820 Compliance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are essential structures in cities and small communities. Such facilities are closely monitored by several professional institutions, such as OSHA and the NFPA. When it comes to the latter group, guidelines set forth in NFPA 820 are regulations that dictate fire hazards in such facilities. Fire related accidents in wastewater treatment facilities are uncommon. However, ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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