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Floating roofs

  • Fact sheet
Placed directly on the surface of the liquid, the floating roof of a storage tank allows the reduction of emission by evaporation of certain products by the gaseous sky and thus limits the chronic atmospheric pollution generated by the most[...]
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Water pollution by hydrocarbons

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The Water Framework Directive of December 2000 which commits the countries of the European Union with a goal of regaining the quality of the water and the aquatic environments by 2015, supposes a better protection of these environments against any[...]
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Petrol Stations Accidents

Petrol stations accidents

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Petrol stations are classified facilities presenting the unique characteristic of containing large quantities of hazardous materials while some of their equipment is available for direct use by customers, in accordance with concise information and instructions. The storage and transfer of[...]
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Hydrocarbon Spill During A Transfer Operation

Hydrocarbon spill during a transfer operation

  • Accident report
  • ALLEMAGNE
During transfer of a hydrocarbon mix from a river barge to a refinery storage zone, a defect at the level of the pipe compensator caused a leak around 3 am.A number of steps had been taken the day before to[...]
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Tank Failure In A Bitumen Storage Unit Of A Refinery

Tank failure in a bitumen storage unit of a refinery

  • Accident report
  • ITALIE
In the bitumen storage and loading/unloading unit at a refinery, a 12-m high tank installed on the site for 30 years featuring a floating roof, a capacity of 1,200 m3 and a heating coil, suddenly ruptured at the level of[...]
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Explosion Of An Additive Tank In A Oil And Bitumen Refinery

Explosion of an additive tank in a oil and bitumen refinery

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
At a plant making bitumen, base oils and other by-products, an explosion occurred on a 140-tonne tank containing an additive used in the road bitumen formulation composed of 2 polymers with a high flash point. Heat-insulated and practically full at[...]
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