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Two hydrocarbon tank fires due to a malicious act - issue 258

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A deliberate act was found to be the cause of the simultaneous explosion of two tanks in the storage zone of a petrochemical platform, along with the discovery of detonation devices on the roof of a third tank. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Accidental spillage of incandescent liquid cast-iron from torpedo wagon - issue 258

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As a response to environmental concerns, and increased media attention, following accidents at a steel-making plant, the operator made significant structural and mechanical changes to minimise the likelihood of a reoccurrence. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Fire and explosions of tanker lorries - issue 258

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Lessons learned related to minimising the type, quantity and duration of presence of a hazardous substance and improving security measures were the outcome of a large fire and BLEVE in the parking area of a road transportation company. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Explosion of an alcohol tank inside a vinegar plant - issue 258

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Several overlooked factors, including underestimation of the ignition risk and inadequate preparation of on-site works, combined to result in a tank explosion during a start-up activity. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Release of chemical effluent containing acetonitrile to soil and groundwater - issue 258

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This paper highlights how change of ownership and operational reorganisation can introduce hazards that become apparent only years later. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Malicious acts summaries - issue 258

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A selection of short case histories illustrates the different ways in which deliberate acts may impact process plants.  » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Ensuring safety when transporting dangerous goods within classified facilities - issue 258

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Accidents involving the transportation of dangerous goods are a common occurrence, and the frequently found factors behind them are outlined in this paper. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Leak of pressurised flammable gas within a petrochemical complex - issue 258

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An inadequately maintained compressor resulted in a leak of liquefied flammable gas at a petrochemical facility which was prolonged due to operators being unaware of where to reach the emergency stop button. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Nickel sulphate discharge into a river - issue 258

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The importance of effective communication in a social media age when responding to an emergency is highlighted in this environmental incident. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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Effectively evaluating risks under degraded operating conditions - issue 258

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This paper outlines how process deviations become normalised and can often result in unsafe process conditions. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2017

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