Fire risks of industrial biomass storage

Fire risks of industrial biomass storage

A fire in an industrial biomass storage facility may take a massive financial toll. Biomass material is destroyed in the fire and the storage facility may be damaged, which often causes a long production down-time. In addition, people and environment may be harmed due to extensive smoke emissions from the fire

EMRIS (Emerging risks from Smouldering fires) is an international research project to which RISE has been contributing. The main objective of this research is to gain insight into the basic mechanisms of smouldering fires. Such knowledge is crucial both to prevent smouldering fires from occurring and to develop extinguishment methods.

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