Leadership

PROTECTING THE FACTORY FROM FIRE

Issue 17 and Volume 61.

PROTECTING THE FACTORY FROM FIRE (Written Specially for Fire and Water Engineering.) (Continued from page 212) Spontaneous Combustion—There are so many ways in which fire may be generated that it would be impossible to list them all here. But there are certain rules which should be observed to prevent fires starting in this way. Broadly speaking, remember that all oil is dangerous, and that moisture will increase the danger. Great care should be taken in the storage of raw materials liable to start chemical action when combined with others. The more tightly material is packed the more easily will it start to burn. If the outside is damp the danger is increased as the moisture will prevent the escape of the heat. A piece of oily waste compressed in a corner and allowed to lie unmolested will burst into flames in a comparatively few hours. In view of this, great…

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