Posted at Friday, 1 July 2016 Last updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017
A fire or explosion can result in the contamination by smoke of facilities, equipment and stock, not only at the incident premises, but also at neighbouring sites...
Posted at Tuesday, 5 February 2013 Last updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017
This case involved a manufacturer of vehicle parts which had occupied a large, 20m high, single-storey, steel-framed industrial property for a number of years. During a normal operational day a small oil fire occurred during which a considerable quantity of smoke was released into the building. The Insurers of the building subsequently received a claim for damages arising directly from the fire and also indirectly from the contamination of both the equipment at ground level and the extensive steelwork that supported the roof.
Posted at Wednesday, 28 March 2012 Last updated on Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Smoke produced during a fire can spread well beyond the area that is directly affected by the fire itself; often entering neighbouring premises. Smoke contains the airborne products of combustion in the solid, liquid and gaseous states. The composition of smoke is varied and often complex, depending on the nature of the fire, but typical constituents include: soot, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s), halides (such as chloride), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and water vapour. Many constituents of smoke settle on, condense on or are adsorbed by solids with which they make contact.