TOPIC: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
OBJECTIVE: TO PROMOTE AWARENESS
OF THE DANGERS OF FLAMMABLE
LIQUIDS

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  • As a supervisor, you should let your crew know a fact that surprises a lot of people about flammable liquids. And that fact is that it is the vapour rising from the liquid that burns, not the liquid itself.
  • When flammable vapour mixes with air and a flame or spark is present ignition occurs. The air – vapour mix has to be right but can vary quite a bit. For example a mixture of anywhere from 1% to 8% gasoline in air can explode.
  • Whether the result of ignition is a fire or an explosion depends on the circumstances. In a closed space with the right mix, the burning is so violent that the sides of the building or the can be torn open….
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