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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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Damage to a CDG barge during locking

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
At around 00.20, a 120m-long barge carrying 2,200t of vinyl chloride (extremely flammable and carcinogenic gas) was damaged during locking. Navigation was stopped along a 10km stretch. A 400m security perimeter was set up and 20 local homes were evacuated,[...]
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Fire in the distillation unit of a refinery

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
In a refinery, at around 3.35 a.m., an alarm in the control room informed the operators of a fire in the distilling unit. At around 4.00 a.m., the flames had reached a height of 50 m and had engulfed an area of 2,500 m². The[...]
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Fire At A Chemicals Plant

Fire at a chemicals plant

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Vers 2h35, un feu se déclare sur 2 sites industriels mitoyens dans une zone industrielle. L'un, classé Seveso Seuil Haut,[...]
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Small Or Big Changes, Not Managing Them Can Be Risky!

Small or big changes, not managing them can be risky!

  • Press article
All industrial activity can be expected to undergo changes, to varying degrees, throughout its life cycle, especially to maintain its efficiency. These changes often come with the development of new processes, an increase in the level of safety, regulatory modifications,[...]
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Safe subcontracting

  • Fact sheet
Supply of skills, cost reduction, and flexibility… Subcontracting offers a whole range of advantages which manufacturers are eager to seize: 74% of them make use of subcontracting, according to the French statistics board (INSEE). Subcontracting is an integral part of[...]
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Preventing multiple failures

  • Fact sheet
Since 2016, 25% of accidents in ICPEs (classified facilities for environmental protection requiring authorisation or registration), impacting people and property, have been caused by multiple failures involving equipment faults or human interventions. Most initial post-accident verifications focus on the incriminated[...]
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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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