Process safety BEACON – March 2020

Process safety BEACON – March 2020

At a wastewater facility in Santa Paula (Southern California), on November 18, 2014, a vacuum truck explosion sprayed hazardous material over the site and sent dozens, including three firefighters, to hospital. Sodium chlorite, an oxidizing agent, was identified in...

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Proccess safety BEACON – July 2020

Proccess safety BEACON – July 2020

An explosion on October 13, 2002, propelled large fragments of debris offsite, some landed near crude oil storage tanks. Three people were injured, but fortunately, no fatalities occurred. Steam leaking through manual block valves heated crude Mononitrotoluene (MNT)...

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Proccess safety BEACON – June 2020

Proccess safety BEACON – June 2020

Can a “fail open” valve fail closed?. Clearly the answer is YES or we would not have asked the question! On piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) or other process safety information (PSI), valves may be indicated as “fail open,” “fail closed,” or “fail in...

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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