Vers 20h55, une explosion (VCE) de gaz naturel se produit au niveau d'une pile d'un pont abritant une canalisation de gaz naturel en polyéthylène (DN125) passant dans un fourreau en inox, ainsi qu'une canalisation en acier (DN 114). Un incendie s'était déclaré vers 20 h au niveau d'un local squatté dans un autre pilier. Les flux thermiques dégagés ont engendré le fléchissement de la canalisation en acier et la fusion de la c [...]
At about 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday, a fire was detected in a dangerous goods transport (DGT) company classified as a lower-tier SEVESO company. The fire broke out in a parked tanker lorry. With a capacity of 19 t, it contained just 1.5 t of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The fire spread to several other tanker lorries. The fire brigade, contacted by a third party, arrived at the scene at 7 a.m. The operator initiated its internal emergency plan, while the emergency services established a security perimeter and sprayed water on the accident.
At 7: [...]
A longitudinal rupture occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on a crude oil pipeline (DN 500, buried depth: 1 m in clayey soil; commissioning date: 1965; pressure: 69 bar) at 1.5 km from a nature reserve. No disturbance or pressure surges in the pumping operation were observed before the accident. The pipeline was shut down and isolated when alarms sounded in the control room. Soil and trees over 6.4 ha were polluted by hydrocarbons.
After locating the leak, the operator initiated its safety and intervention plan (SPI) at around 8 a.m. A safet [...]