Fires on agricultural machinery and their causes

Authors

  • Vladimir N. Pasovets State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9451-9513
  • Vyacheslav V. Lakhvich State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7601-305X
  • Maksim A. Antonenko State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33408/2519-237X.2021.5-2.193

Keywords:

tractor, harvester, cause of fire, violation of operating rules, destruction of units and parts, technological regulation, careless handling of fire, design deficiences, transportation substances and materials

Abstract

Purpose. Analysis of the causes of fires on agricultural machinery in the agro-industrial complex of the Republic of Belarus.

Methods. Theoretical analysis of the causes of fires on agricultural machinery, inspection of fire scene with use of modern methods and technical means.

Findings. The causes of fires on tractors and combines of various purposes are presented. These causes of fires are associated with violation of operating rules, structural defects of machines and mechanisms, destruction of units and parts, violation of technological processes, careless handling of fire, arson, manifestation of nature forces, violation of fire safety requirements, violation of rules for storage and transportation of substances and materials. A common cause of fires on agricultural machinery is the accumulation of combustible material in high temperature points close to the engine. The technical causes of fires are malfunctions in the power supply, lubrication and exhaust systems of internal combustion engines and electrical equipment of agricultural machinery.

Application field of research. The presented results can be used in the field of ensuring fire safety of enterprises in the agro-industrial complex.

Author Biographies

Vladimir N. Pasovets, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25

Chair of Fire Rescue Equipment, Associate Professor; PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Vyacheslav V. Lakhvich, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25

Chair of Fire Rescue Equipment, Head of Chair; PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Maksim A. Antonenko, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25

Graduate Student

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2021-05-25

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Pasovets В. Н., Lakhvich В. В. and Antonenko М. А. (2021) “Fires on agricultural machinery and their causes”, Journal of Civil Protection, 5(2), pp. 193–205. doi: 10.33408/2519-237X.2021.5-2.193.

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