Today, on March 31, in the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk in the territory of the Nikolayevoblavtodor enterprise the bituminous tank with a capacity of 55 meters of the cubic lit up.
At 06.14 in quickly - a rescue service of the South Ukrainian garrison of the Ministry of Emergency Situations the message on the arisen fire arrived.
In 6 minutes the South Ukrainian rescuers arrived to a call place. By results of investigation it was established that the fire area made about 30 meters square therefore to put out a flame it was possible only 38 minutes later. About it reports the center of promotion of GU Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine in the Nikolaev area.
As a result of a fire 1 ton of the bitumen which straight loss made 6 thousand hryvnias was destroyed. However, thanks to prompt actions and Mchsnikov, was succeeded to rescue 3 tanks with bitumen for total amount of 30 thousand hryvnias.
It is according to preliminary data established that violation of technological process - excess of admissible temperature of heating of bitumen became a cause of the fire.
Bitumens - the firm or smolopodobny products representing mix of hydrocarbons and their of nitrogenous, the kislorodistykh, sulphurous and metallic derivatives. Bitumens not растворимы in water, in whole or in part растворимы in benzene, chloroform, carbon sulfur, etc. organic solvents; with a density of 0,95-1,50 g/cm
From mix of bitumens and mineral substances (limestone, sandstone, etc.) receive asphalt.