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 FIRE  FIGHTING AND PROTECTIONS

FIRE FIGHTING - GENERAL ACTION

From  “C.O.P. part 3 -Recommendation for prevention or control of fire involving LPG “


FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

For the fire involved LPG the best  are DRY POWDER EXTINGUISHERS
The foam and water  extinguisher ARE NOT suitable for LPG fire fighting.
The water is not suitable for LPG fire except  the cooling LPG tank.
 
RED WATER Wood,Paper
Textilies
. . . DO NOT USE
for electrical
appl. liquids
CREAM FOAM . Flammable 
liquids
. . DO NOT USE
for electrical appl.
BLUE POWDER . Flammable 
liquids
Flammable 
gases
Electrical
Appliances
.
BLACK CO 2 . Flammable
liquids
Flammable 
gases
Electrical
Appliances
.
GREEN HALON . Flammable
liquids
Flammable
gases
Electrical
Appliances
DO NOT USE
in confined spaces

BLEVE EFFECT

Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion  is The most dangerous case of fire for LPG installation.
The pressure in tank exerted by boiling liquid -heated from fire in tank’s surrounding -cause rupture of tank and
explosion of huge cloud of gas.
Only cooling of the tank during fire and proper condition of Safety Relief valve can help to avoid this  disaster.

PASSIVE PROTECTIONS  OF LPG INSTALLATIONS
 


ACTIVE PROTECTIONS  OF  LPG INSTALLATIONS
 

FIXED FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEMS

to be contiuued...

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