Fifth anniversary of BP Texas refinery explosion-have we learnt any lessons?

Mar 24, 2010– Five years ago, terrible explosions rocked BP’s Texas refinery complex that resulted in several fatalities and injuries. The question that is now being raised is, whether any lessons were learned from this by manufacturing companies in general and hydrocarbon processing companies in particular? Apparently not many, as evidenced by the several accidents […]

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CSB issues urgent recommendations to CITGO regarding last years refinery fire and Hydrogen Fluoride release incident

The CSB released the following information regarding last years fire and explosion at CITGO refinery in Texas. Apparently there was a large vapor cloud release of Hydrogen Fluoride too, it now emerges. The following is the text of the release (in italics) Houston, Texas, December 9, 2009 – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today […]

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