30 July 2016 - 16:47
  • News Code: 266018
Firefighters Checked Spread of Fire in Bistoon Facility

TEHRAN, July 30 (Shana) – Firefighters successfully checked spread of fire from the storage tank of Bistoon Petrochemical Company to other parts of the facility.

Commander of the fire fighting squad Payam Kiaie told Shana that the firefighters had been successful in making smart coordination to prevent fire from extending to other directions. 

 He said cause of the incident is under scrutiny. “Immediately after the incident, all efforts were concentrated on putting off fire in the storage tank before change in direction of the wind.”

In case of change in direction of the wind all other storage tanks were feared to catch fire, he added.

On cause of restoration of fire after its putting off, Kiaie said it was due to hot parts of the metal parts inside the storage tank. “After second count of fire extinguishing, foam was sprayed until getting fully confident that the fire is over.”

Meanwhile, Head of Bistoon Petrochemical Company Mohammad-Reza Karam says his company has resumed activity after a fire in its storage tank on Friday.

Karam told Shana that production of linear alkyl benzene is underway after several hours of disruption.

He said fortunately the fire left no death toll and did not affect production of the facility.

Bistoon Petrochemical Company manufactures and markets chemicals and petrochemicals including linear alkyl benzene and heavy alkylate. The company also constructs and operates plants for production of petrochemicals. It lies on Karbala Highway and in vicinity of Kagieh village and 15kms east of Kermanshah. 

He said presence of Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Managing Director of National Iranian Petrochemical Company Marzieh Shahdaie was effective and her recommendations were highly influential.

He also thanked forces in other parts and managing directors of different companies for timely presence at the site of the incident and said firefighters are still in the area to act when necessary.

Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marzieh Shahdaie said on Friday that cause of fire in the storage tank of Bistoon Petrochemical Company will be made clear and brought to the public information.   

Shahdaie told Shana that now that fire has been put off, the cause of it should be found out in presence of experts and HSE officials, then announcing it to the public through media.

She said thanks to support and assistance of regional petrochemical offices, refineries and other industries in Kermanshah Province the fire was curbed.

“Now the fire is extinguished and no danger threatens the region; however, through on-call forces, the region is controlled so that upon eruption of likely incident it will be contained; but now it can be said for sure that fire has been extinguished and contained,” she added.
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