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Veiligheidsgesprek: Vlambare Stowwe

Veiligheidsgesprek: Vlambare Stowwe

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Veiligheidsgesprek: Vlambare Stowwe

Die volgende Veiligheidsgesprek fokus op die gevaar van vlambare stowwe.  

Wat is brandende stof?

'N brandbare stof is een wat vuur vang en maklik brand; 'n vlambare stof is een wat steeds brand selfs nadat die ontsteking bron verwyder is. Bepaal die ontvlambaarheid van 'n brandbare vloeistof deur:

  • “Flash” punt-die laagste temperatuur waarteen dampe of gasse sal afsteek
  • Brandpunt — die temperatuur waarteen 'n brandbare vloeistof dampe gee
  • Minimum konsentrasie van die blus van agente wat nodig is om die vuur te blus
  • Verbranding koers
  • Temperatuur toename tydens verbranding

Vlambare vloeistowwe brand met intensiteit. Min materiale kan soveel Britse termiese eenhede (BTUs) genereer, per pond as vlambare vloeistowwe. Dit hou reken met die vinnige hitte opbou en hoe vinnig die vuur versprei.
Dit is uiters belangrik vir werknemers om te besef dat die vloeistof self nie brand nie, maar sy dampe, wat onsigbaar is en oor die algemeen swaarder is, as die lug. Die dampe vestig op die vloer en beweeg deur die lug vloei. Raadpleeg altyd die materiaalveiligheiddatablad (MSDS) wat deur die vervaardiger verskaf word om die ontvlambaarheid van 'n bepaalde vloeistof te bepaal.

Dit is belangrik wanneer u hierdie vlambare vloeistowwe stoor of daarmee werk, dat u nie blootgestel word aan ontbrandingsbronne soos:

  • Oop vlamme
  •  Elektriese skakelaars
  • Oop motors
  • Statiese elektrisiteit
  • Wrywing en meganiese vonke
  • Rook
  • Hitte gewere
  • Sny en sweiswerk
  • Stralende hitte

Vandag as jy uitgaan na jou werk , neem 'n oomblik en kyk rond. Watter vlambare vloeistowwe gebruik jy of waar dit gestoor word? Is daar enige ontsteking bronne rondom? Is hulle behoorlik gestoor? Neem vandag 'n aksie voordat 'n ramp plaasvind.

Veiligheidsgesprek: Vlambare Stowwe

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