#Bitumen Danger of #fire and #explosion
In order to prevent fire in storage tanks the product should be stored sufficiently below its ignition temperature. This provides a safe margin for deviations of any measuring devices. Bitumen should be stored at least 30°C under its flash point. The auto ignition temperature for pure bitumen is over 300°C. There is a risk of self ignition if bitumen has leaked into tank insulation. Heating that leads to self ignition on the surface of porous or fibrous material that has been impregnated with bitumen or by condensed bitumen fume can occur at temperatures below 100°C .
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