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Industrial Fire Familiarization: The Highs and Lows of the pH World

Industrial Fire Familiarization: The Highs and Lows of the pH World While many different ingredients and chemicals are used in the processing industry, there are a certain few standout materials that seem to be a recurring danger. Whether it be 0, or a 14, the extremes of the pH world are shall not be underestimated when it comes to an ...

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No injuries reported after fuel additive fire at Saskatoon chemical facility


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


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


    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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