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Flare Pipe Leak On A Butadiene Worshop Reboiler

Flare pipe leak on a butadiene worshop reboiler

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  • FRANCE
A butadiene leak occurred inside a chemical plant; its origin was a flare pipe break on a butadiene workshop reboiler. The gas alarm was immediately activated as was the internal emergency plan. 7 tonnes of butadiene escaped, a vehicle crossing[...]
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Fire In A Glue Factory

Fire in a glue factory

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  • FRANCE
An explosion and fire occurred around 10 am in a glue factory. A large black smoke cloud formed and partially drifted over the neighbouring urban area. Since atmospheric conditions were unfavourable for the plume to rise and disperse, rescue services[...]
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Successive accidents on a chemical platform

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  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Une fuite de pantènes nitriles (PN) a lieu dans un atelier d'adiponitrile dans lequel le 3ème réacteur a été by-passé[...]
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Fire On A Recycling Plastic Plant

Fire on a recycling plastic plant

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  • FRANCE
At a site dedicated to recycling polyethylene terephthalate for the production of polyol/polyester foam, fire broke out in the PET bottle feed chute connecting the first reactor (containing glycols and a catalyst) while conducting process management validation tests under actual[...]
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Leak Of Butadiene

Leak of butadiene

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  • FRANCE
340 kg of butadiene leaked from a 55 m³ reactor in a plant manufacturing ABS resins. Following pre-polymerisation tests (safety systems, reactor pressure test), 25 tonnes of water, emulsifying agent, an initiator and 15 tonnes of liquid butadiene under a[...]
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Explosion during the process of paint fabrication

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  • FRANCE
During the paint fabrication process, a tank containing a mix of minium (red lead) and glycerophthalic resin exploded at 11 pm. The ensuing fire destroyed 2 workshops and both the research and control laboratories; 170 employees were in technical unemployment.[...]
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Vinyl chloride and PVC leak in a chemical plant

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  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Une émission de 3,5 t de CVM a lieu sur un site chimique fabricant du PVC. La chaîne Poly III[...]
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