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Oils And Fats: Handle With Care!

Oils and fats: handle with care!

Accidents involving oils, whether of animal, plant or mineral origin, are not limited to places where they are produced or processed. Oils are to be found everywhere in industrial facilities, and also in our daily lives. They have many and[...]
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Accidents Involving Fires At Surface Treatment Facilities

Accidents involving fires at surface treatment facilities

Different physical and chemical treatments are used in industry to improve the qualities of certain metal parts, including their strength and appearance. These techniques mean a less noble material can be used by improving its properties locally. Over the past…
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Biomass Boiler Wood Silos

Biomass boiler wood silos

Wood, a noble and precious raw material, deserves attention at all levels of its life cycle : silviculture, transformation, storage, energy production… because, the fires to which it is frequently the object divert it from its final use. The current…
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Accidents At Crop-growing And Livestock-rearing Businesses

Accidents at crop-growing and livestock-rearing businesses

For many years, the farming sector has accounted for nearly 10% of accidents at French classified facilities for environmental protection recorded by BARPI in its ARIA database. From 2009 to 2021, this synthesis covers 1,259 events at crop-growing and livestock-rearing[...]
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Hydrogen And Transport: The Risks Should Not Be Underestimated!

Hydrogen and transport: the risks should not be underestimated!

As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, France intends to develop low-carbon, renewable hydrogen (H2) in industry, energy and transport. Whether for tried-and-tested processes or new applications, the physicochemical properties of H2 can facilitate or complicate[...]
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Runaway Reactions, Case Studies, Lessons Learned

Runaway reactions, case studies, lessons learned

Runaway reactions are a major source of industrial accidents. They can occur in a wide array of sectors, including chemicals, petrochemicals, food processing, plastics and rubber manufacturing, and metalworking and are primarily caused by a loss of process control. The[...]
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Geographical Distribution Of Industrial Accidents In France

Geographical distribution of industrial accidents in France

The ARIA database on technological accidents lists 26,271 events in French industrial establishments between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 2016. This large sample allows to give some trends on the exposure of the territories (regions, county) to the industrial[...]
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Anticipating Fire And Explosion Risks In Wood Silos

Anticipating fire and explosion risks in wood silos

Over the past 3 years, more than 40 fires involving silos containing wood chips or sawdust have been recorded in the ARIA database. In such instances, operational difficulties are commonly encountered by emergency services (lengthy interventions, vulnerability of storage structures,[...]
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Major fires

Significant fires are fires that cause damage beyond the unit or equipment causing the accident. This sheet presents the human, social, environmental and economic consequences of these events. Apart from the causes (malicious act, electrical failure, material failure, work by[...]
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