“Extending the life cycle of equipment at these facilities requires more robust inspection protocols,” CSB interim executive Kristen Kulinowski says. “Operators shouldn’t take the risk of waiting to find a leak because, as this case demonstrates, that leak could result in a catastrophic failure.” CSB is issuing recommendations to two trade associations, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and GPA Midstream Association, to share information related to failure hazards of BAHXs from thermal fatigue. CSB also urges companies to develop more robust community alert networks that include social media and the ability to expand interactions with a community throughout an incident, following complaints from people living near the Enterprise plant that they did not know how to respond to the event. /safety/industrial-safety/Chemical-Safety-Board-urges-robust/97/i7 20190214 Recommendation stems from fire at plant that produces chemical feedstock and fuel Concentrates 97 7 /magazine/97/09707.html Chemical Safety Board urges robust natural gas plant inspections Industrial safety, safety, business, petrochemicals, CSB, Chemical Safety Board, natural gas, fire, explosion con govpol Jeff Johnson, special to C&EN safety industrial-safety business petrochemicals A 2016 fire shut down the Enterprise Products Gas Plant in Mississippi for nearly six months.
by Jeff Johnson, special to C&EN |
February 14, 2019