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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Pressure Vessel safety standards-eleven states still don’t believe in the ASME code!

Nov 09, 2009- The US Chemical Safety Board has released a new safety message regarding the safety of pressure vessel. Improperly installed or modified pressure vessels have led to a number of serious chemical accidents. Eleven states still don’t require adherence to the ASME pressure vessel code! ( And we thought that such negilgent behavior […]

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