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Fire breaks out at Singapore oil refinery

Refinery fire

    HMN-According to Today Online, a fire broke out at a Singapore refinery sending plumes of black smoke into the air. The Singapore Civil Defence Force commented that the fire started in a crude distillation unit. SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a crude oil refinery on Jurong Island on Tuesday (June 13). The Singapore Civil Defence Force ...

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Crews respond to Dimethylpiperidine leak near Indianapolis

Plant

HMN-Hazardous material teams responded to the Vertellus Specialties plant for a reported leak of Dimethylpiperidine.  According to Fox 59 there is no off site impact. A company spokesperson later announced that the leak occurred during processing of the chemical.   INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Emergency crews responded early Tuesday morning to a chemical spill at a plant on the near southwest ...

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Liquid ammonia spill leads to evacuation of 700 employees

Ammonia

  HMN-A liquid Ammonia leak leads to the evacuation of a beef export facility in Queensland. The Chornicle reports that the source has been identified however production was stopped for around four hours after the initial leak. UPDATE 4.50PM: About 700 workers were evacuated from Oakey Beef Exports about 6.30am today after a liquid ammonia leak at the facility. Queensland ...

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Refinery HAZMAT team responds to spill in waterway

Industrial fire

  HMN-A Chevron refinery HAZMAT team responds to a report of a spill in a nearby waterway. KRON provides more. RICHMOND (KRON) — A possible hazardous materials spill in the water near the Chevron Refinery in Richmond has been contained, according to Chevron officials. The spill was “quickly boomed by our emergency response team,” according to a statement from Chevron. ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: You’re only as good as your Kinker

Industrial fire

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: You’re only as good as your Kinker. We all remember our first live fire training.  Perhaps our peers tried to hype it up by telling us what we were to expect, or what we needed to focus on, but once it came time to pick up that hose, we were assigned our first-ever hose position.  For ...

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Australian biofuels refinery evacuated after fire

  HMN-A fire at an Australian Biofuels plant prompted a staff evacuation.  The fire is believed to have been started by a mechanical fault.  The Reporter provides more.   A MECHANICAL fault is believed to have sparked a fire at the Dalby biofuels refinery early this morning, triggering a staff evacuation. Two Queensland Fire and Emergency Services units from Dalby ...

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SASOL refinery evacuated after blast in South Africa

HMN-An explosion at a SASOL facility in South Africa injures atleast 11 according to moneyweb.co.  The explosion led to a partial facility shut down.   JOHANNESBURG – A blast on Monday at South Africa’s Natref oil refinery injured 11 people and forced the shutdown of operations close to the 108 000 barrel per day facility but production at the main ...

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Process unit fire extinguished at PDVSA facility

Industrial fire

  HMN-A fire in a crude distillation unit has been extinguished according to Reuters.  The Isla refinery has a 335,000 BPD capacity and it now is running at around 50% of that.   A large fire that occurred early Sunday at the 335,000-barrel-per-day Isla refinery on the Caribbean island of Curacao is now out, according to witnesses and sources. The ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Celebrating the Industrial responder

Industrial fire

  It’s 2:45 in the morning. Across the facility, operations is scrambling to quickly make sense of an unfolding situation that has smoke and hydrocarbon chugging out the top of their furnace stack. The radios come alive with a call for fire support as flashing lights begin to flood the affected area. You position the engine in just enough time ...

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