Proccess safety BEACON – MAY 2021

Proccess safety BEACON – MAY 2021

In October 2009, a release of over 260,000 gal. (984 cubic m. m.) of gasoline from a storage tank led to a major explosion, killing 11 including both operators. The official report indicated that the operator made a mistake in the sequence of valve operations when...

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Proccess safety BEACON – APRIL 2021

Proccess safety BEACON – APRIL 2021

A recent event in Gainesville, Georgia, US, involved a significant leak of liquid nitrogen. A poultry processing plant used liquid nitrogen to quickly freeze chicken products. This freezing system had only been in operation for 4 6 weeks before the event. Six workers...

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RIGOROUS, RESPONSIBLE AND CONCERTED MANAGEMENT OF RISKS RELATED TO DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

  • Risk analysis, evaluation and control
  • Preparation of an emergency response plan
  • Risk communication
  • Creation of a Joint Municipal/Industry Committee (JMIC)
  • Reference values for effect thresholds for land use planning