At the crossroads of waste treatment and energy production, methanisation is a process that can be found in agricultural installations as well as in wastewater treatment plants, in agri-food industries or in units treating bio-waste. Accidents and incidents in this activity have increased in recent years. This document presents a synthesis. Disturbances, causes and consequences have been examined and the main lessons for preventing accidents and incidents in this sector have been identified.
Accidents involving oils, whether of animal, plant or mineral origin, are not limited to places where they are produced or processed. Oils are to be found everywhere in industrial facilities, and also in our daily lives. They have many and varied uses, and are so widespread that it is easy to forget about the associated risks and the monitoring measures to be followed.
The coming winter will be a time when the French electricity system is in transition and energy supply under pressure. Power outages are inevitable on very cold days if power consumption is not reduced. Power outages must be anticipated by…
When the ageing of facilities is discussed, we often think of the PMII (i.e., French facility modernisation plan for classified facilities for environmental protection). The purpose of implementing this plan is to manage the integrity of production facilities in order to protect against technological and environmental risks associated with certain equipment and systems. This flash takes a look at how ageing is taken into account, particularly based on three examples from the ARIA database: one affecting PMII equipment and two equipment not required to comply with this regulation. In addition to the regulatory scope set by the PMII regulation, analysis[...]
Given they are omnipresent in our connected societies and boosted by the boom in new mobilities and power storage, demand for lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells and batteries is constantly increasing. In this study, BARPI has analysed all events involving Li-ion batteries since the 2000s in non-waste business sectors and excluding use by non-business customers (telephones and laptops, electromobility, etc.). The study thus provides details of accidents occurring during the life cycle of these batteries: research, design, use and storage on site before sending to waste facilities. In 2018, a specific focus on the risks associated with the treatment or recycling of[...]
At around 8 a.m., a fire broke out in a 2,500 m² building housing the rubber vulcanisation line in a plant specialising[...]
The coming winter will be a time when the French electricity system is in transition and energy supply under pressure.[...]
Different physical and chemical treatments are used in industry to improve the qualities of certain metal parts, including their strength[...]
For many years, the farming sector has accounted for nearly 10% of accidents at French classified facilities for environmental protection[...]
Though industrial disasters are not forgotten, can the same be said for their root causes and resulting regulatory changes? BARPI[...]