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RR564 - Fire performance of composite IBCs

There have been a number of serious recent fires in the UK that started or spread as the direct result of the use plastic IBCs for combustible liquids. Following HSE investigations at the scene of these fires, a research project has been undertaken to provide data to allow more reliable risk assessments for premises using IBCs for liquid storage and to provide a stimulus and direction for change in IBC selection and design.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2009-05-01