Cans & Anti-Fire Equipment
Virtually, every place of business and even homeowners have opportunity to use flammable or combustible liquids. Gasoline, chemicals, solvents, etc are found in varying amounts and locations. As these liquids are relatively known, it is important to understand the dangers they present and the special storage and handling procedures are required to ensure safe usage.
Moreover, transport of dangerous liquids require special protection and only UN agreed containers can ensure a high level of security. Safety containers differ from secure containers by the following safety equipment:
- An internal mesh wire flame arrester is fitted into the spout and prevents flames to enter into the container. A pressure relief prevents any risk of explosion.
- Normalised labels allow separating and recognising the different products and therefore avoid possible risk of confusion.
- Safety data sheets must also be close to the working place, allowing the rescue team to work efficiently.
UN (UNITED NATION) :
The containers with UN label are certified for road transport of dangerous liquids.
FM (FACTORY MUTUAL) :
Offers worldwide industrial and commercial product certification and testing services through its business unit FM Approvals. Recognized and respected across the worldwide, FM Approvals certification assures customers that a product or service has been objectively tested and conformed to the highest national and international standards.
CNPP (National Centre of Prevention and Protection)
It offers controls and tests of safety materials.
Safety waste bins
- Range P - Securiflamm safety waste bins
- Range P - Securibel safety waste bins
- Range A - Fire blankets
- Fire-protection ashtrays
- Range C - Pedestal safety ashtrays
For personal and goods safety, it is necessary to equip all working areas with fire-protection equipment. Safety ashtrays and waste bins are useful to extinguish the fire by lack of oxygen within the container. As for safety blankets, when draped over a fire, they starve the fire of oxygen, leading to rapid extinction. It can be used to wrap around a person whose clothes are on fire or to wrap around a burning object for removal to a safe place.
European Norm EN 1869-1997:
This norm indicates that a fire blanket must be able to resist to a heat of 370°C done by a fresh fuel (such as edible soya bean oil or rapeseed oil. The electric resistance must be under 1 ohm.
FM (FACTORY MUTUAL)
Offers worldwide industrial and commercial product certification and testing services through its business unit FM Approvals. Recognized and respected across the worldwide, FM Approvals certification assures customers that a product or service has been objectively tested and conformed to the highest national and international standards