Tag Archives: Industrial fire

Australian HAZMAT crews respond to refinery naptha leak

HMN-Crews responded to the Altona Mobil refinery to monitor and help disperse naptha/hydrogen vapors.  The MFB was immediately called to assist refinery crews with the leak. The Star Weekly shared more information. This event is another example of municipal responders being called to aid industrial sites, make sure your team is prepared. Mobil says it will conduct a thorough investigation ...

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Indian refinery fire kills two, injures six others.

HMN-A refinery fire has reportedly killed 2, and injured atleast 6 other at the Reliance Industries Limited refinery complex in Jamnagar, India.  According to Indianexpress, the flash fire occurred after a reported gas leak, and has since been extinguished. Two workers died while six were critically injured after a fire broke out at the refinery complex of Reliance Industries Limited ...

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Kansas chemical plant explosion

  HMN-A reported chemical plant explosion has been reported in Kansas. As of right now, there is one reported injury according to Newson6.com.  Industrial firefighters are currently cooling tanks and other exposures to prevent further spread. One person was injured in a chemical plant exploded and burned in Neodesha, Kansas Tuesday morning. Neodesha is about 15 miles north of Independence. ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Spherical Tanks

  HMN-Spherical tanks are a staple in modern LPG storage.  Their spherical shape makes them easy to spot, and for us, should make it easy to assume general hazards associated with the product inside.   What’s inside? Spherical tanks are designed so because they generally hold pressurized gases kept in liquid form. The pressures are generally higher than 15 psi, ...

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Clackamas firefighters smother industrial fire with foam

    HMN-Clackamas firefighters responded to a fire Saturday at an industrial site.  The fire was burning in a tank full of cooling oil.  The fire department used foam to suppress the flames.  According to the Portland Tribune, there were no reported injuries.  Area HAZMAT teams remained on scene performing air monitoring after the fire was extinguished. Firefighters were forced ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Furnace tube rupture

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: Furnace Tube Rupture HMN-On this installment of Industrial Fire Familiarization, we will be going over industrial furnace tube rupture, and first in priority. What’s going on inside? Furnaces are generally used to raise the temperature of a product for processing means. It is not uncommon for these temperatures to be well over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Providing ...

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Oil Tanker Explosion In Kills 18

HMN-Substandard safety regulations are to blame on many incidents that cost lives where the bottom line becomes priority over safety. This story has been shared from oilprice.com from the industrial aspects of the hazardous materials industry. Update-The death toll in a fire at a ship demolition yard in southern Pakistan has risen to 18, after more bodies were retrieved overnight, ...

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Industrial fire familiarization: Hydrogen Sulfide

Industrial fire familiarization: Hydrogen Sulfide       HMN-Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is a common threat in our industrial environment. Most are taught about the rotten egg smell, and ability to dull the olfactory sense in large doses, but do we really understand it’s presence in our processes? What exactly is it? H2S is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas ...

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Explosion at PDVSA Refinery In Northeast Venezuela

HMN- Explosions reported at one of the PDVSA refineries in Venezuela.  One hospital has been evacuated as a result of the blast according to RT.com.  As of right now, there is no word on injuries.   A hospital in the northeastern state of Anzoategui, Venezuela, has been evacuated following an explosion and a fire that engulfed an oil refinery located ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Floating Roof Tanks

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Floating Roof Tanks   HMN-Floating roof tanks are common forms of storage at many industrial sites, especially those processing or storing petroleum based products.  Familiarizing yourself with their anatomy will give you the upper hand on any emergency involving one of these tanks.   Anatomy These tanks are built as a hollow shell, with a movable, floating ...

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