With the warming of the weather, the risk of vehicle fires also increased. Products such as cologne, disinfectant, and deodorant left in the vehicle are dangerous. Assoc. Dr. Armağan Fatih Karamanlı made important warnings.
Assoc. Dr. Armağan Fatih Karamanlı said, “It is possible to compare this with ambient temperatures of 45 to 50 degrees. In these cases, it is possible for the ambient temperature inside the vehicle to reach 70-80 degrees. In these cases, we need to be very careful with the products we keep in the vehicle.”
‘It can explode at 70-80 degrees Celsius’
Explaining that there are warnings that the liquid or gas in the spray products explodes when it reaches 120 degrees, Assoc. Dr. Armağan Fatih Karamanlı said, “We do not know about the verification tests, production errors and quality control errors during the design period of the products. Therefore, these products may explode at 70-80 degrees Celsius. We can group the hazards in two main groups. The first is the danger of explosion, and the other is fire.”
HAIR SPRAY, DISINFECTANT, COLOGNE…
Explaining that they collect the products that pose a risk of explosion in 3 groups, Assoc. Dr. Karamanli said:
“These are dry hair shampoo, hair spray, cologne, disinfectant stored in boxes under a certain pressure, the pressure inside increases when exposed to high heat. When the limits determined during the design are exceeded, they explode. This is among the events reported in Turkey and around the world. Disinfectant stored in glass With the increase in temperature, the pressure of air and liquid increases with the increase in temperature in products such as cosmetics, lotions, perfumes. When this pressure rises above a certain value, they may explode depending on the quality of the glass. In the third category, the pressure of products such as lighters increases with temperature. If leakage occurs, there is no explosion. If it does not occur, the lighters will explode as well.”
‘BATTERIES EXPLOSION AND FIRE HAZARD’
Also warning against electronic products used in vehicles, Assoc. Dr. Karamanlı said, “There are rechargeable batteries in these batteries. There is a mechanism inside these batteries that separates the positive and negative poles. This mechanism is damaged due to expansion at high temperatures. When the positive and negative poles touch each other, high heat occurs, and the batteries are at risk of explosion and fire. For this reason, we recommend that we do not keep products such as mobile phones, tablets and powerbanks in our vehicles. It is also very important not to leave products such as mobile phones, tablets and powerbanks in our vehicles, especially in these hot weathers, with the charger plugged in.”
Explaining that the elements that can pose a fire hazard are products such as eyeglasses and bottles, Assoc. Dr. Karamanlı said, “When these focus the sunlight, if there is a paper, etc. product that is suitable for burning in the vehicle, it will cause them to ignite and accelerate the formation of fire. “There is an explosion again in the spray used for scent purposes in the vehicle in Turkey, and this product pierces the windshield and comes out. These can cause huge explosions and loss of life and property in the surrounding area,” he said.
‘LEAVE THE WINDOWS OF THE CAR OPEN BY TWO FINGERS’
Explaining that vehicles should be left in shadow places as a precaution, Assoc. Dr. Armağan Fatih Karamanlı said, “If this is not possible, keep products such as glass, glasses, spray under pressure, dry shampoo, etc. in the glove compartment of the vehicle, under the armpits, in places that will not be exposed to direct sunlight. If possible, leave the windows of the vehicle open within two fingers. “We have to put a piece in the form of a reflector on the windshield of the vehicle to prevent the sun’s rays from entering. We are very sorry that Turkey’s lungs were burned. Please be careful with such substances in your vehicles, because in a fire that will start in the vehicle, they may spread and grow. Keep your vehicles and your environment safe.”
Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by www.cumhuriyet.com.tr.
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