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The UN Industrial Accidents Convention recently adopted a new guidance on firewater retention referencing PM Group published guidance in this area.

The objective of the UN’s new guidance ‘Safety Guidelines and Good Practices for The Management and Retention of Fire fighting Water’, is to enhance existing practices with regard to firefighting water retention and to promote harmonized safety standards in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) region.

You can download the guidance document from the UN website at this link:

PM Group expert, Pat Swords published the original guidance on fire water retention with the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) in his paper:
Swords, Pat (2014). Fire water retention – latest guidance for appropriate design. IChemE Symposium Series No. 159. Rugby: Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Download the paper here: Fire water retention - latest guidance for appropriate design

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