The dangers of cargo fumigation
Many freight container units and bulk cargo holds on ships are treated with chemical pesticides termed fumigants. Fumigant must be applied according to the correct instructions. As holds are always unventilated for a time after fumigation, there may be a risk of excessive condensation, which can produce sweating or dripping. This can lead to cargo damage as well as fire and explosion risks.
Read the article and case study in The Swedish Club brochure
Fire! A guide to the causes and prevention of cargo fires,
which has been written in cooperation with Dr Neil Sanders, a partner with Burgoynes.
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