Protection From Silo Gas

  • Schrottmaier, Johann


In Austria each year five to ten people die because of fermentation gases in silos. This is why the BVPA-Wiselburg was instructed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to research into safety equipment for silos to reduce accidents. Measurements of the composition and concentration of gases during the filling or opening of more than 70 different silos were made. Also, simulation experiments were performed to gain knowledge of the influence of the cover or hatch position, the contents of the silo and the outside wind conditions on the out-flow of the gas. The effects of technical devices such as blowers, flaps, etc. to prevent accidents were studied and encouraging results were found.


JOURNAL: Ergonomics. 1982; 25(1): 89-105.

Note: Ergonomics.

NLOM ID#: 83027260 .

Publication #: 83027260

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