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NaTech And French Industrial Facilities

NaTech and French industrial facilities

  • Press article
Analysis of the ARIA database shows a sharp increase in NaTech events in French industrial facilities between 2010 and 2019. NaTech accidents are technological events that have been triggered or exacerbated by intense natural phenomena, such as floods, high temperatures[...]
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High Temperatures

High temperatures

  • Flash
The ARIA database contains more than 300 high temperature-related events that have occurred in France. Such events affect all types of industrial facilities and occur throughout the country. This ARIA Flash features a few examples of high temperature-related events and[...]
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Controlling New Risks

Controlling new risks

  • Fact sheet
According to the French Federation of Insurers, climate change, disruption of business sectors and cyber risks will be among the top three emerging risks by 2022. In parallel, the ARIA technological accidents database already contains numerous events involving emerging energy[...]
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Leak of gaseous VCM

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The release of a dangerous substance occurred, although its origin could not be identified quickly. The operating crews on site, trained in the hazards associated with vinyl chloride monomer, a flammable and carcinogenic substance, initiated the emergency response measures established[...]
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Meteorological Events Of Early 2018 In France

Meteorological events of early 2018 in France

  • Flash
Without trying to predict the weather for late 2018 and the seasonal storms in the Cévennes of south-central France, we note that the first half of the year was marked by a number of floods impacting factories in France. In[...]
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Leakage of sulphurous gases at a refinery

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
Before 8:00 a.m. one morning, a leak occurred on a non-return valve at a refinery's flue-gas desulphurisation unit. At 8:13 a.m. a hydrogen sulphide (H2S – a flammable, toxic and odorous gas in very low concentrations) detection alarm with a threshold[...]
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Wind turbine toppled during a storm

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A 60-m-high wind turbine snapped in two in the early morning during a storm. The upper 55 m of the turbine fell to the ground, scattering debris over a fairly large area and driving the rotor into the ground. Firefighters set[...]
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