ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Storage Practices: Hogged Fuel Storage Piles   [open pdf - 427KB]

"The pile of wood waste in the photograph is called 'hogged fuel,' and consists of sawdust, shavings, and yard waste mixed with the bark and trim from sawmilling and related raw wood handling operations. Hog fuel generally is wet, usually in excess of 50 percent by weight, but given the right conditions it is highly susceptible to spontaneous combustion from biological decomposition. The model fire codes provide differing regulations on how hog fuel must be stored."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2009-13
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Date:
2009-03-03
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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