Projects in industrial fire safety have focussed in areas such as liquid fire and large spill hazards, fire risk management, flammability and explosive environments and flame quenching. The large-scale fire research and small-scale fire test equipment are designed to provide full in-house capability for research related to all aspects of industrial fire safety.

We welcome requests and partnerships for projects in this area.

Flammability and explosive environments

Cement kilns contain potentially explosive mixtures of gases. Flammability tests have been performed to determine what effect the presence of cement dust has upon the explosive nature of the potential gas mixtures. From the data collected, safety limits were established for acceptable concentrations of various gaseous elements and compounds in the cement kiln environment.

Related areas of study

Industrial fire risk assessment
Large liquid spill fires

Publications

Industrial fires