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Last edited 12 Nov 2015
Fire wall definition
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'A fire wall is a means of shielding a fuel tank from the thermal radiation from a fire. For LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) tanks, it also ensures that gas accidentally leaking from the tank or fittings must travel by a longer path and therefore disperse safely, before reaching a hazard such as an opening in a building, a boundary or other potential ignition source.'
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