Tag Archives: Industrial fire

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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When Municipal Meets Industrial

Industrial Fire meets Municipal Fire HMN- Suncor power failure leads to yellow plume discharge near Denver, CO. According to the Denver Post; A power failure at the Suncor Energy refinery on Friday sent a yellow-orange smoke plume billowing over the area, forcing a highway closure and prompting a school lockdown, but fire officials said there were no concerns about public safety ...

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Pump seal fire contained at Westlake Petrochem

HMN-Pump seal failure leads to fire in Styrene unit at Westlake Petrochem near Lake Charles, Louisiana KPLC 7 reported.   Joe Andrepont, Sr. Community Affairs Representative for Westlake Chemical Corp., said the source of the fire was a pump seal in the Styrene unit, which is located on the southeast corner of Westlake’s Petrochemical manufacturing facility. A pump seal is ...

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