Information about the fire at «KARPATNAFTOCHIM»Ltd
On January 12, 2019 at 21.08 PM to the Control Room of the State Fire-Rescue Division Nr.24 for the protection of facilities of “KARPATNAFTOCHIM”Ltd came the message about the fire in Building No 424 of the Division for pyrolysis, compression and splitting of cracking gas of Ethylene and Polyethylene Plant of “KARPATNAFTOCHIM”Ltd, which is located near the town of Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region.
As a result of gas mixture ignition in the pipeline of cracking gas at the inlet to the heat-exchanger Е-3702 occurred a fire. The flare combustion from the pipeline system took place on the area about 4 square meters and with the height of 15 meters. The system of automatic fire protection had tripped and it did not permit the flame to spread. At 21.15 PM by the engineer-technical staff was made the closing of shutters of raw material supply at the inlet to the unit.
The first subdivision of the State Fire-Rescue Division Nr.24 for the protection of facilities of “KARPATNAFTOCHIM”Ltd” arrived to the place of fire at 21.11 PM. On the site was immediately organized the post of fire fighting with the participation of representatives of engineer-technical staff of the enterprise.
To the fire-extinguishing were involved 19 vehicles and 105 persons of man power of fire-rescue subdivisions of State Emergency Service Department in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
As at 10.45 AM on January, 13 the remains of fire were liquidated. The structural subdivisions of polyvinyl chloride resin and caustic soda plants, as well as the units of polyethylene production and other subdivisions are working in normal mode.
There are no victims; no environmental harm.
The reason of fire as well as magnitude of damage is being determined.