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CUI Major Incident# 7: Donges Refinery Fuel Oil Spill

Sep 02, 2020
 

Date and Place of the Incident:

On March 16, 2008, a fuel oil spill occurred during the loading of a vessel at Donges Refinery, Loire-Atlantique, France.

Summary of the Incident:

  1. During the loading of an oil tanker, 478 tonnes of cargo fuel oil spilled due to a leak from a corroded pipe line.
  2. ...
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General Major Incident # 1: Emergency Shutdown Systems for Chlorine Transfer

Sep 01, 2020
 

Main Reference:

www.CSB.gov
 

Accident Description:

Emergency Shutdown Systems for Chlorine Transfer
 

Event Date:

August 24, 2002
 

Location:

Festus, Missouri
 

General Summary:

Chlorine known to be highly toxic and corrosive leaked after an unsuitable...
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CUI Major Incident# 6: First Chemical Corporation Explosion and Fire

Aug 31, 2020
 

Date and Place of the Incident:

On October 13, 2002, an explosion occurred at the Bayou Cassotte Industrial Park in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Summary of the Incident:

  1. Steam leaking through manual valves heated mononitrotoluene (MNT) inside a distillation column caused an explosion at First...
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CUI Major Incident# 5: Notre-Dame de Gravenchon Butane Release

Aug 28, 2020
 

Notre-Dame de Gravenchon Butane Release

Date and Place of the Incident:

On June 9, 2008, a butane release which lasted approximately 2½ hours occurred at Notre-Dame de Gravenchon, Port-Jerome-Sure-Seine, France.

Summary of the Incident:

  1. A gas cloud formed in the middle of the steam...
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CUI Major Incident# 4: Kawasaki Fuel Oil Leakage

Aug 26, 2020
 

Kawasaki Fuel Oil Leakage

Date and Place of the Incident:

On July 7, 1993, a fuel oil leak occurred during transfer at a refinery in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

Summary of the Incident:

  1. During loading, fuel oil leaked from a piping of a marine loading equipment.
  2. The leak occurred from a corroded...
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CUI Major Incident# 3: Repsol A Coruna Refinery Fire

Aug 24, 2020
 

Date and Place of the Incident:

On October 10, 2012, a fire started in the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC) of a refinery in Madrid, Spain.

Summary of the Incident:

  1. Fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCC) of the refinery was caught in fire after a corroded pipe allowed the escape of 5 tonnes...
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CUI Major Incident# 2: Petroplus Coryton Refinery Fire and Naphtha Release

Aug 20, 2020
 

 Date and Place of the Incident:

On October 31, 2007, a naphtha release instigated a huge fire at the C5/C6 Isomerisation plant located at Essex, England.

Summary of the Incident:

  1. About 48 tonnes of flammable liquid (naphtha) was released from an insulated pipe feeding the Dehexaniser...

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CUI Major Incident# 1: Fire and Explosion at the Humber Refinery

Aug 18, 2020
 

Fire and Explosion at the Humber Refinery

Date and Place of the Incident:

On April 16, 2001, failure of a Saturate Gas Plant, de-ethaniser column overhead line allowed the escape of flammable gases which subsequently exploded and caused fire at Humber Refinery, United Kingdom.

Summary of the...

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CUI Major Incident # 0.2: Boxing Day gas blast due to Pipe Burst

Jul 15, 2020

Date and Place of the Incident:

On December 26, 2015, the sudden release of over 2 tons of high temperature, high-pressure natural gas took place due to the bursting of pipe at the North Sea platform of Marathon Oil's Brae, situated 250 kilometers north-east off the Aberdeen coast, United...

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CUI Major Incident #0.1: Leakage of fuel oil into the sea

Jul 15, 2020

 

Date and Place of the Incident:

On October 11, 1990, a leakage in the pipe containing fuel oil occurred during the fuel transfer process between oil tanks at Jetty near Kawasaki, Japan.

Summary of the Incident:

  1. It was observed that the piping with insulation was corroded by salt.
  2. The...
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