TITLE

Taming the Fire Triangle

AUTHOR(S)
COATES, LEE
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Fire Engineering;Feb2010, Vol. 163 Issue 2, p122
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the creation of a fire or the so-called fire triangle. The fire triangle consists of three elements needed in order to start a fire, namely fuel, oxygen, and heat. The author adds that there is a critical fourth element and that is the chemical chain reaction, which is actually the fire itself. Taming the fire is generally done by removing the heat element using water. Containment using protective barriers is another way to mitigate the spread of fire.
ACCESSION #
48190449

 

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