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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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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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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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