The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says its investigation into the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout, explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico is progressing, with two interim reports with findings and recommendations to be released this year.

CSB report finds company overlooked hazards; recommendation calls on company to monitor flammable vapor inside storage tanks during hot work

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers includes reactive hazard awareness in College Chemical Engineering Curriculum.

As from 1 June 2015, stricter requirements will apply to companies classified ‘SEVESO’ in order to prevent and control accidents involving dangerous chemical products.

The US Chemical Safety Board’s safety videos are distributed free of charge and are also available online.

1160 wireless VPI units have been ordered from Dutch valve safety specialist Netherlocks by Bilbao Petronor Oil Refinery, part of Spanish oil and gas giant Repsol.

Wind turbine emergencies present extreme challenges, writes industrial fire fighting specialist George Potter, which is why farm operators need to form a close working relationship with fire departments.

Team lead Johnnie Banks’s statement on the March 5 release of hydrofluoric acid.

The US Chemical Safety Board’s policy will enhance the vital role played by plant workers in determining root causes of incidents and promoting facility safety.

A seven-person investigation team from the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is deploying to the site of an accident reportedly involving the release of hydrofluoric acid (HF) at the CITGO Corpus Christi, Texas alkylation unit.

The Bastion fire and rescue personnel are also trained as frontline soldiers to evacuate casualties. (Credit Crown Copyright)

David Oliver visits Camp Bastion Airfield in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, which is now the fourth-busiest UK-operated airport.

A new qualification for fire door and building safety professionals is being unveiled this week, in an important step towards the launch of Europe’s first Fire Door Inspection Scheme.

US Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso in Lexington (KY) writes in the Lexington (KY) Herald leader: Nine years after Corbin explosion, still no dust regulations.

100 Nimbus flameproof (Exd) detectors manufactured by Crowcan are supplied to Cairn Energy’s Mangala facility.

US Chemical Safety Board Chairman Moure-Eraso encourages industry to support a combustible dust standard and applauds success of recommendations.

A leading specialist in building consultancy is carrying out fire risk assessments for Viridor, one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, at over 40 of the company's sites across the UK.

Flash fires and an explosion killed a total of five workers and injured three others.

Tragedy at Ohio hazardous waste storage and processing facility emphasises importance of a US fire code for hazardous waste handling

Honeywell has announced that it will outfit five of EuroChem’s ammonia production units with Honeywell Process Solutions’ UniSim Operator Training Simulation (OTS) solution at its Nevinnomysskiy Azot and Novomoskovskiy  Azot facilities in Russia.

Solberg’s fluorine-free Storm Alert foam concentrate to be used by international emergency response specialist.

CSB issues recommendations to EPA, state regulators, NFPA, and API aimed at increasing oil site safety and security.

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings (PPG) has opened a new fire test and training facility in Amsterdam.

Investigation finds lack of safe equipment design, ineffective mechanical integrity programs, and failure to investigate near misses.

The new FIRERAY 3000 offers end to end infrared optical beam smoke detector for large, open area spaces, and in situations where ceiling-mounting is difficult or inappropriate.

Action taken following the results of the investigation by the US Chemical Safety Board into the tragedy at Kleen Energy.

Existing agreement with the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) relates to emergency planning for incidents at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).

The Watermist Coordination Group, consisting of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), is running a free seminar covering the latest developments in watermist Standards and applications at the FIA’s offices in Hampton on 18th October 2011.

Biofuel usage is increasing worldwide and yet large-scale fires involving ethanol have yet to be successfully extinguished. Jose Maria Sanchez de Muniain reports from a project that aims to do just that.

London-based Kingfell has announced the publication of the new Code KF913 – Fire Risk Assessments for Complex Buildings. CEO Paul Bryant, author of the Code, explains how this standard will benefit people who are responsible for fire safety and fire protection in complex buildings.

Monitor capability: 30,000 lpm & discharge over 100m on jet.

A large oil refinery in Ireland has recently ordered two trailer mounted Fire Hawk Ultra high flow rate monitors (30,000lpm) and pumpsets (15,000 lpm) along with a hose laying unit complete with 1km of 5 inch (125mm) Angus Hi-Vol hose, manufactured to the same high standard as Angus Duraline lay flat hose.

The Fire Industry Association’s  new technical training course is entitled Guidance on the Design and Implementation of Voice Alarm Systems.

E2S has introduced new versions of its all-digital Appello combined voice signalling and tone sounders that allow four different 30 second long voice, music or sound messages to be recorded and replayed at CD quality, improving clarity and intelligibility. The Appello can be configured to replay just the recorded messages or the content can be alternated with one of the 45 alarm tones embedded in the unit.

Henry Persson of the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden provides an update on ETANKFIRE – a unique project focusing on taming ethanol tank fires.

Parsons Brinckerhoff, the international engineering consultant, is helping Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority upgrade and modernise fire fighting systems in the Kingsway tunnels, two of the longest road tunnels in the UK. 

The US Chemical Safety Board has issued a statement regarding its investigation into the the explosion and ensuing fire that occurred at the Hoeganaes facility on Friday, May 27 in Gallatin, Tennessee, which killed two workers and gravely injured a third.

NFPA issues updated Safety Alert regarding antifreeze in sprinkler systems.

Paul Bryant, Kingfell plc, the instructor and a top expert in fire strategies

Hemming Fire - the umbrella brand for Fire & Rescue and Industrial Fire Journal – has teamed up with Kingfell plc to create a unique workshop aimed at organisations and personnel with responsibilities for fire strategy in complex buildings.

Statement from US Chemical Safety Board Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure-Eraso.

Fundamental safety management failings were the root cause of Britain's most costly industrial disaster, a new publication reveals.

The Large Atmospheric Storage Tanks (LASTFIRE) research consortium of 16 oil companies has published a statement to dissociate itself from claims made by the Rotterdam-based International Forum for Industrial Firefighting.

The explosive growth of the internet and other information technologies has resulted in ceaseless demands for uninterruptible capacity in the electronic data centers - Kurt Werner and Joe Ziemba from 3M focus on a sustainable clean agent solution for life safety and property protection.

Floating production storage and offloading units and other offshore assets require critical firewater to be readily available at a moment's notice - but how to endure fire systems and piping are not adversely affected by the challenging environments they are expected to work in? Jose Sanchez de Muniain looks at the latest in fire water protection solutions as well as more established systems.

"Lick and stick" wireless fire detection systems that could be used to protect lives and property on construction sites are just one of the latest initiatives being developed by Notifier by Honeywell. Managing Director Mark Ayton talks to Jose Sanchez de Muniain about the latest thinking in fire safety - including the idea that the technology to cure false alarms is with us already.

Major incidents continue to shape the fire and safety industry but the resulting requirement for better process and safety information is - arguably - causing information overload. This is in turn resulting in higher processing costs for plant operators and EPCs contractors. Jose Sanchez de Muniain talks to Clive Wilby of global engineering data management specialist AVEVA, about what can be done at enterprise level to meet current - and future - process and safety challenges.

Sprinkler system technology has made great advances in recent years. Property owners can now install more effective, flexible and environmentally friendly systems at a lower cost - and that is good news for many, says Allan Macpherson, Chief Engineering Technical Specialist, FM Global.

On 21 December 2010 the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend the Seveso Directive.  The main focus is the alignment of Annex 1 of Seveso with the new EU regulation classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.  Other proposed changes relate to providing information to the public and inspection arrangements.  The Commission has also published an impact assessment of the changes.

Apollo Fire Detectors has introduced conventional auto-aligning beam detector with laser alignment to its extensive range of fire detection products.

Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso, Ph.D. has met with Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. to discuss CSB safety recommendations regarding power plants in the state.

A series of articles looking at the latest products with green credentials - plus one federation asks whether it is possible for a foam to be eco-friendly at all.

US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Member Mark Griffon has called on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to adopt a CSB recommendation calling for natural gas blows to be prohibited during power plant construction.

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