The Common Sense Approach to Hazardous Materials

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Fire Engineering, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 369 pages
This updated book covers the basic approach to hazardous materials. The revision includes the HM-181 standards and new government regulations. Its focus is on the basic aspects of chemistry with regard to the specific fire theories and clsses of hazardous materials that the responder is likely to face. Ideal for the emergency responder and those involved in departmental training programs of curriculum development. Chapter questions included. Contents: List of tables Preface Introduction The chemistry of hazardous materials Chemical compounds Covalent bonding Hydro carbons Hydro carbon derivatives Fire & Pyrolysis Flammable and combustive liquids Compressed gases Combustable solids Cryogenic gases Oxidizing agents Plastics Corrosives Unstable materials: organic peroxides and monomers Toxicity Radioactivity Explosives Water & air reactive materials Glossary Appendices Index.

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