2.10 Mitigating tank fires & design advice for new facilities
- Diverse solutions how to mitigate tank(bund) fires (just let it burn out; cooling of tanks or not; mobile versus stationary equipment; Heat radiation and Firemen)
- Optimising existing facilities (mitigation of fires; protection of soil; stability earthen dikes; fire tested valves; leak/gas detection/tank bunds)
- Design of new facilities (double walled tanks; shared tank bund (cheap and adequate, no deluge necessary); etc.)
Jan Maarten van Dixhoorn, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Responsible Care Excellence Center, Dow Benelux B.V.