Tag Archives: industrial

No injuries reported after fuel additive fire at Saskatoon chemical facility

Chemical

HMN-No injuries have been reported after a fuel additive fire had emergency crews at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon.  Security notified responders after flames were seen shooting out of a tanks vent stack. CBC has more details. Fire crews battled a potentially explosive fire at the Akzo Nobel Chemical Plant in Saskatoon this morning. The lone security guard at ...

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7 taken to hospital after industrial incident

Industrial

HMN-Firefighters say a canister leaking an unidentified gas caused 7 people to be taken to the hospital.  Fox Carolina mentions that the incident occurred at Pratt Industries. DUNCAN, SC (FOX Carolina) – Firefighters said seven people were taken to the hospital via ambulance after a hazmat situation Thursday morning at a large industrial facility in Spartanburg County. Firefighters said the ...

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Tehran Oil Refinery Fire Kills 6

Refinery fire

HMN-Leaking oil materials ignited in flames during maintenance of a processing unit at a Tehran Oil Refinery.  The fire killed 6 and injured 2 according to TasnimNews. TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A fire that broke at Tehran’s oil refinery killed six people and injured two on Friday, the governor of Rey district south of Tehran said. “When the engineers and technicians ...

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LPG Fires: Sometimes it’s about perspective

LPG

    HMN-Recently, at an industrial fire training, I got some great helmet cam footage of some very experienced firefighters honing in on new skills, and brushing up on old ones.  I was able to capture a great shot that illustrates the effect of nozzle patterns, and draft, on a LPG fire. In the following photo, take note of the ...

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Lightning strike causes floating roof tank fire

Floating roof

HMN-A lightning strike caused an explosion and fire situation in a diesel tank on Butcher Island.  Firefighters were able to confine the flammable liquid fire to one diesel tank on Sunday.  The Mumbai Mirror provides more.   Two days after a Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) oil tank caught fire on Jawahar Dweep (commonly known as Butcher Island), off the coast ...

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Mont Belvieu industrial facility experiences fire/explosion

Industrial

HMN-Explosions rocked a Mont Belvieu, Tx industrial facility Friday night.  ABC 13 reports that the explosion and subsequent fire occurred in a brine pit at the Enterprise Products Facility. MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities say there is no threat to the public as a fire at a Mont Belvieu industrial plant burns out. An explosion and subsequent fire rocked ...

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Industrial firefighters put out vacuum fire

Industrial fire

HMN-Reuters reports that operations and responders at the Shell Deer Park refinery put out a fire at the plants vacuum unit. No injuries have been reported. HOUSTON (Reuters) – The largest crude distillation unit was shut on Thursday at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s 325,700 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery by a fire on its vacuum unit, according to ...

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One injured after alcohol unit fire

Industrial fire

HMN-One employee is injured after a fire in an alcohol unit at a SASOL facility in Louisiana.  KPLC reports that officials have confirmed the fire is contained. WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) – Sasol has confirmed a fire at the company’s chemical facility near Westlake Sunday night. An employee has sustained injuries, and is receiving medical attention, Sasol has also confirmed. Sasol ...

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Two dead in industrial accident at power plant

HMN-WTSP is reporting that two people are dead, and four others have received “life threatening” injuries after a possible explosion at a power plant.  The incident occurred during routine maintenance of a “slag tank”.   Officials say two people have died in an industrial accident at the TECO Big Bend Power Plant in south Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue ...

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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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