Fire on vehicles: causes of their appearence

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, Mashinostroiteley str., 25 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9451-9513
  • Vadim A. Kovtun Gomel Branch of the State Educational Establishment «University of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 246023, Belarus, Gomel, Rechitskiy ave., 35А https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9510-132X
  • Shamkhal Sh. Tagiev State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, Mashinostroiteley str., 25

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33408/2519-237X.2022.6-2.228

Keywords:

automobile, fire, internal combustion engine, combustion initiator, arson

Abstract

Purpose. Investigation of the causes of fires on vehicles.

Methods. Theoretical analysis of the causes of fires on vehicles.

Findings. The main causes of fires on vehicles are considered in this paper. Intentional and unintentional fires are discussed in details. The main distinguishing features of these groups of fires are presented. Intentional fires on motor vehicles occur due to insurance fraud, based on a sense of revenge, for the purpose of stealing for pleasure trips, to cover up traces of the car being used for criminal purposes. The main causes of unintentional fires on motor vehicles are technical malfunctions of systems and components of the internal combustion engine and short circuits in the electrical equipment of the car.

Application field of research. The results of this work can be used in the field of fire safety on motor vehicles.

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, Mashinostroiteley str., 25

Faculty of Postgraduate Scientific Education, Head of Faculty; PhD in Technical Sciences, Associate Professor

Vadim A. Kovtun, Gomel Branch of the State Educational Establishment «University of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 246023, Belarus, Gomel, Rechitskiy ave., 35А

Chair of Operational-Tactical Activity and Technical Equipment, Professor; Grand PhD in Technical Sciences, Professor

Shamkhal Sh. Tagiev, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; 220118, Belarus, Minsk, Mashinostroiteley str., 25

Administration Training Faculty, graduate student

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2022-05-25

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Pasovets В. Н., Kovtun В. А. and Tagiev Ш. Ш. о. (2022) “Fire on vehicles: causes of their appearence”, Journal of Civil Protection, 6(2), pp. 228–238. doi: 10.33408/2519-237X.2022.6-2.228.

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