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Testing a Hatchback Type Passenger Car Fire

Anna Szajewska
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2014, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 54-59
Doi: 10.35182/tses-2014-0006
The paper presents comments on statistics, referring to passenger cars fires in Poland. The emphasis is placed on arsons. Experiments on fires started by the �Molotov cocktails� are presented. The paper includes description of a fire test conducted on a hatchback car with a LPG system. The photographs include the burning gas outflow, witnessed after triggering the safety valves in LPG system. Hazards are pointed out, including those concerning the driver, passengers, rescuers and others. The hazards are connected with a leak of fuel or a gas stream and hazardous explosions of car parts. A description of temperature taken on the car body surface is provided. An infrared camera has been used.
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