Loss Control News 2012, Issue 1
Published on: 09-Aug- 2012 | Comments: 0
The first issue of 2012 of our Loss Control Newsletter covers incidents in the petrochemicals industry and the lessons that can be learned from them.
This issue includes:
- Loss Report — Summaries of losses that occurred from December 2011 through June 2012.
- Safety news from around the world — Industry task forces to review Gulf of Mexico safety; helicoper incident at a refinery in Colombia; availability of Institute of Chemical Engineers articles free of charge online; the Abnormal Situation Management Consortium's reports on industry incidents; cyber security incidents; and the filling of a 90,000 square-foot air hangar with high expansion foam within two minutes.
- The shale gas revolution — Is fracking the hazard that environmentalists claim?
- Lube oil fires — Can fires occur when lube oils are handled at temperatures below their flash points?
- Chiba refinery fire — Last year's earthquake and tsunami in Japan resulted in a refinery fire that took 10 days to extinguish. We cover lessons learned from the event.
- A look back — From our archives, a 1999 article by one of our risk engineers explains issues to consider when constructing pipelines near high-voltage power lines.
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