What are the Causes of Industrial Fires

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How a fire starts, what are the three elements of the fire triangle, what are the things that generates heat, what are the sources of fuel, what produces flames, what are the components of fire. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 22 minute full length version.

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Every year more than a million fire emergencies are reported in the U.S., with over 35,000 of them taking place in industrial facilities. They cause thousands of injuries, as well as hundreds of deaths... and at least $1 billion in damage.

Atlantic's Industrial Fire Prevention" training program looks at the fire hazards that can be encountered in industrial environments, discusses how fires can be prevented, and explains what employees should do in case a fire emergency occurs in their workplace.

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Video Transcript

Fire is a two edged sword it can help and can hurt. An uncontrolled and unexpected fire destroyed everything in its path including people. For a fire to occur three things need to be present without all three the chain reaction that takes place under the right or should we say wrong conditions no fire can occur. First, a fire needs a fuel source or something for to actually burn, fuel sources can be solids, liquids or gases. Next, there need to be adequate oxygen supplied to keep the fire going, fire feeds on oxygen a fire cannot occur in an oxygen free environment. The air contains about 21% oxygen we need about 20% to breath but fires only need about 16%. The third element of fire needs is something to ignite it, in some cases a spark can get a fire going, in others simply enough heat can lead to a fire. When the three elements of fire are put together a chain reaction occurs and fire is the result.