NFPA amends the Fuel Gas Code to prevent purging of pipelines using natural gas after Kleen explosion

Aug 11, 2010– The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), through an emergency revision to the NFPA 2009 code, has prohibited the purging of gas pipelines by using natural gas. This is a direct fallout of the Kleen Energy accident investigation, after the US Chemical Safety Board concluded that the purging by natural gas led to […]

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Was poor area classification to blame for explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions Hazardous Waste Facility?

July 21, 2010,  Washington DC– The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has come out with its investigation report on the 2009 explosion and fire at the Veolia ES Technical Solutions L.L.C. facility in West Carrollton, Ohio. It calls on the waste management industry the industry to improve safety standards covering —————————Advt——————————— For a practical guide […]

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CSB approves urgent recommendations to OSHA NFPA and others to prevent Kleen energy type natural gas explosions

For hazardous area training and gas monitor training,  please click here. —————————————————————————– June 28, 2010 Middletown, CT On a 4-1 vote, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board tonight approved urgent safety recommendations to OSHA, NFPA and others. The draft recommendations, which were approved without amendments at a public meeting in Portland, CT, aim to prevent deadly […]

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