The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association provides a lot of good information and guidelines that will minimise the risk associated with a greenhouse fire. The information includes safe work habits, practical suggestions, and emergency planning. The information was carefully put together after obtaining expert advice from a wide spectrum of industry professionals. The number one objective of their guideline is to promote awareness but it should be noted that the guideline is not intended to create specifications, replace codes, or set standards.
There are many greenhouses in existence around the world, and many of them are relatively isolated from a nearby fire station that has the proper equipment to deal with a greenhouse fire. Also, a greenhouse operation might not have ample enough water access close by to deal with a significant fire. Large greenhouse operations that use technically advanced wiring and equipment also may not schedule a regular maintenance programme. Packaging, plant containers, shade cloth, and glazing are all combustible fuels. Therefore, it is easy to imagine how a greenhouse fire could spread quickly. Such a fire and the resulting economic losses would be devastating.
Greenhouse materials are selected for their useful features and properties, but these materials may often … Read The Rest