A general consideration of the susceptibility of buildings and sites to spreading fires is presented, and the fire hazards encountered in and around airports are studied. Fires in fuel pipelines, rail tank cars, airfield fuel trucks and fuel transport vehicles, fuel tank farms, hangars and workshops are discussed; attention is also given to fire hazards in parked aircraft, as well as in aircraft during engine start-up and taxiing and during maintenance operations. Engine fires, fires due to the interaction of welding arcs and fuels, and fires caused by electrostatic charging near exposed fuels are mentioned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bauverlag GmbH

    Wittelbacherstrasse 10
    6200 Wiesbaden,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Scheichl, L
  • Publication Date: 1978-4


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00180152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM