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Fire And Lorry Tankers Explosions

Fire and lorry tankers explosions

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
At 8:24 pm, a passer-by noticed a cab fire in one of the three lorry tankers in a convoy transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that were parked at the premises of a landscaping firm. The fire quickly spread and around[...]
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Breakage Of An Oil Tank

Breakage of an oil tank

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  • FRANCE
The bottom of a 13,500 m³ containing 12,000 m³ of light crude oil tank ripped open at 8:00 am within an oil depot. The earthen dikes surrounding the retention basin withstood the wave effect; 2,000 m³ of oil still overflowed[...]
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Fire On A Burning Area In A Pyrotechnic Plant

Fire on a burning area in a pyrotechnic plant

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  • FRANCE
In a company dedicated to producing hunting ammunition, fire broke out on a pyrotechnic waste burning zone, on a day when the production facility was closed for annual holidays. A single entrance provided access to this excavated (50 x 30[...]
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Fire in an aromatic extraction unit

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  • FRANCE
A fire broke out in a refinery at 10.15 am in the ETX2 oil aromatic extraction unit, using N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP).After having been shut down for regulator inspection and work, the unit resumed operations on April 19th, then when into[...]
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Ethylene emission

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  • FRANCE
Around 6.15 am, a rupture disk at a chemical site opened on a grease cylinder of the medium return pressure system (MPR) on one of the lines in the polyethylene workshop that had been shut down for programmed maintenance; 1.4[...]
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Incident in the polyethylene workshop

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  • FRANCE
A rupture disk in a plastics factory opened on the medium pressure return (MPR) line of a compressor due to a pressure increase on discharge side of the primary compressor, resulting in the release of 3.2 t ethylene into the[...]
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Fire In A Pesticide Warehouse

Fire in a pesticide warehouse

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  • FRANCE
A fire was reported at 3.05 am, during the night from Sunday to Monday, in one of 4 buildings (A/B/C/D) adjacent to a SEVESO site producing agro-pharmaceutical products (powders, granulates) and storing finished solid and liquid products. The installations were[...]
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Chlorine Gas Pipeline Explosion

Chlorine gas pipeline explosion

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  • FRANCE
A pipeline used to transport gaseous chlorine (Cl2) exploded between a chemical platform (run by the producer) and an elastomer manufacturing site (user). The pipeline, built in 1961 for the transport of hydrochloric acid (HCl), had been operated since 1986[...]
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Ammonia Leakage In A Refrigerated Warehouse

Ammonia leakage in a refrigerated warehouse

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  • FRANCE
An ammonia container or pressurised drum (NH3) was leaking within a frozen foods warehouse located in an industrial estate. The accident occurred at the time a refrigerating unit condenser was being replaced after being partially emptied of its NH3 contents[...]
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  • Accident report
  • ETATS-UNIS
At 1.20 pm, a violent explosion rocked a gasoline isomerisation unit at the nation's 3rd largest refinery (460,000 barrels/day – 2,000 employees). Having been shut down for maintenance on 02/21, the separator was being restarted 03/23 at 2 am. The[...]
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