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Ensuring Safety When Transporting Dangerous Goods Within Classified Facilities

Ensuring safety when transporting dangerous goods within classified facilities

  • Fact sheet
Since 1990, a total of 784 accidents involving transportation of dangerous goods within Classified Facilities have been recorded in the ARIA base. The percentage of this type of accident has nearly doubled over the past 10 years. The transport of dangerous goods is not a “productive” activity, but it remains vital to industrial operations. This fact sheet describes the risks associated to these activities and the meaures to be taken.
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  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary :

Vers 6h30, un dimanche, un incendie est détecté dans une entreprise de transport de matières dangereuses classée SEVESO seuil bas. Le départ de feu se situe au niveau d'un camion-citerne en stationnement. D'une capacité de 19 t, il contient 1,5 t de gaz de pétrole liquéfié (GPL). L'incendie se propage à plusieurs autres camions-citernes. Les pompiers, prévenus par des tiers, arrivent sur place à 7 h. L'exploitant déclenche so [...]

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Seal Boxes : Not To Be Mistaken As A Cure For Ageing

Seal boxes : not to be mistaken as a cure for ageing

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Commonly used to plug leaks on pipelines, seal boxes serve stop discharge flows without entirely shutting down production. Despite this advantage, several accidents have shown that this type of remedial action is not sustainable and moreover necessitates regular monitoring during operations while awaiting definitive repairs.
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Pipelines

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Several million tons of petroleum and chemical products, as well as billions of m³ of natural gas, are transported each year in the French pipeline network. The main characteristics of the accidents encountered, as well as the probability of occurrence of the leaks, are specified in the present fact sheet.
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Natural gas distribution

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Natural gas distribution networks are regularly damaged by public works vehicles during road works in the city. This fact sheet shows the main accident scenarios affecting these structures. Significant accidents, in regard of their human and social consequences or their technical aspects, complete the analysis.
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Transport of waste in tank trucks

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Collecting, consolidating or mixing and transportation of liquid waste is the cause of many accidents. By their nature, waste can indeed be "sensitive" materials with physico-chemical characteristics more or less identified, unlike those of raw material. The risks induced result from the emergence of dangerous chemical or biological reactions, sometimes untimely and violent, with sudden rise of temperature. Discover some cases of notable accidents in the fact sheet below.
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Rails accidents in urban areas

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In France, the three-quarters of the total tonnage of dangerous goods transported would be by road, 15% by rail and 3% by inland waterway, with pipeline transport accounting for a very small share. In 2009, 13.8 million tons of dangerous goods were transported by rail (79.4 Mt / road), i.e. 17% of rail freight; Transported 3 times out of 4 by whole trains, 95% of wagons being tank cars which transported 6 Mt of flammable liquids, 5.2 Mt of various chemicals and 2.6 Mt of compressed, liquefied or dissolved gases pressure. Discover in this fact sh [...]
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Delivery Of Hazardous Material By Tank Truck

Delivery of hazardous material by tank truck

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While the delivery of hazardous materials by means of road transport onto an industrial site constitutes a relatively commonplace operation, all too often it leads to overly taxing the onsite reception capacities. In addition to generating economic losses, these discharges are potentially hazardous for both human health and the environment.
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Derailment Of A Train Transporting Hydrocarbons

Derailment of a train transporting hydrocarbons

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  • FRANCE

A 20-car convoy left a tunnel around 11:30 pm in order to cross a train station when 7 tanks carrying 80 m3 of gasoline derailed. An axle with an overheated roller bearing broke on one of the railcars. Traces on the rail ties and ballast attest to the fact that this car followed the convoy for a distance of 300 m and left the track in the direction of a rail switch 100 m or 150 m ahead of the derailment.

With a shell torn over 1/3 its length and a bottom check valve torn off, 4 of the tanks emptied their contents, a violent fire broke out, and t [...]

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