Sunrise propane explosion-could a little investment in good engineering and safety systems have averted it?

In Aug 2008, there was an explosion in a propane storage facility, located in the midst of a residential area in Toronto. There were two fatalities including that of a firefighter. The explosion was so huge it was very frightening and the subsequent fire was deadlier. Here’s a link to the video on YouTube http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=XCsNcwpYjUs […]

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Static Electricity Hazards-Mere bonding and grounding may not be enough!

Continuing with our series on the US Chemical Safety Board accident investigation videos, we discuss today the most insidous and hidden hazards in the chemical processing industry-Static Electricity. Why is static electricity so hazardous in chemical plants?¬† Simply because many inflammable liquids (like most solvents), tend to accumulate static charges on their surface, especially¬† when […]

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