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China – Air Monitoring Continues Days After Chemical Plant Blast

China - Air Monitoring Continues Days After Chemical Plant Blast

On Monday evening, April 6, 2015, oil that had leaked from a xylene facility caught fire and led to blasts at three nearby chemical oil tanks at Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon Company, located on the city's Gulei Peninsula. [Photo: Xinhua] Monitoring of toxic pollutants has continued in ...

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Turkey -Trial Begins Over Mine Disaster That Killed 301

Turkey -Trial Begins Over Mine Disaster That Killed 301

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Forty-five managers and employees of a mine in the western Turkish town of Soma, went on trial on Monday accused of causing the deaths of 301 miners who perished in a fire last year in Turkey's worst mining disaster. The opening hearing ...

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USA – New Regulation Aims to Prevent Explosions at Offshore Rigs

USA - New Regulation Aims to Prevent Explosions at Offshore Rigs

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new regulation for offshore oil and gas rigs intended to improve equipment standards and well designs and avoid a catastrophic spill like the one in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Sally Jewell, the interior secretary, said ...

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Greenpeace Activists Occupy Shell Oil Rig

Greenpeace Activists Occupy Shell Oil Rig

Greenpeace activists have climbed aboard a Shell oil rig to protest the company's plans to drill in the Arctic near Alaska. The six protesters used ropes and harnesses Monday to scale the huge platform in the Pacific Ocean, tweeting images of their daunting climb as ...

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OSHA Cites US Steel For Willful Violation In Fatal Alabama Alant Explosion

OSHA Cites US Steel For Willful Violation In Fatal Alabama Alant Explosion

United States Steel Corp. has been cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for a willful violation and seven serious violations after the explosion at its Fairfield plant that killed two workers and injured a third last year. OSHA’s report into the incident said ...

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Kuwait – Limited Fire At Mina Abdulla Refinery

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The unit’s operational rates were still high and oil product exports will not be affected, an official said. State-run Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) has … Continue reading

Japan – Asiana Plane Hits Structure & Skids Off Runway During Landing At Hiroshima

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Air safety authorities in Japan are investigating how a South Korean Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway on landing at Hiroshima airport. The 74 … Continue reading

Brazil – Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Fuel Storage Facility After 10 Days

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SAO PAULO (AP) ” Firefighters have extinguished the fires that for 10 days engulfed six fuel storage tanks at a liquid bulk storage facility in … Continue reading

Indonesia – Oil Tanker Explosion In Belawan Port Kills Three

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An oil tanker exploded at the Port of Belawan, Indonesia, on 13 April, killing three shipyard workers. Indonesia-flagged Palu Sipat, owned by the national oil … Continue reading

Pakistan – Men Pickled To Death Inside of Chemical Tank

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At least six bodies were recovered from a chemical tank inside a pickle manufacturing plant in Pakistan over the weekend.  Authorities reported that it appeared … Continue reading

Morocco – Bus Crashes With Petrol Tanker And Explodes Killing At Least 33 People – Video

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More than 30 people have been killed in Morocco in a head-on crash between a bus carrying young athletes and a petrol tanker. At least … Continue reading

Russia – Fire at Rosneft Refinery Kills One

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MOSCOW, April 10 (Reuters) – A fire broke out at the Angarsk refinery one of Russia’s biggest oil firm Rosneft in east Siberia on Friday, … Continue reading

USA – 2 Men Dead After Explosion At Omaha Rail Yard

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Officials confirmed two men who were cleaning the tank car had died in the blast at an Omaha rail yard. near Second and Hickory streets. … Continue reading

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New Compact High Output D2x Explosion Proof Horn Sounders & Horn/Beacon Units From E2S

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The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals, the world’s largest independent warning device manufacturer, is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone … Continue reading

Spectrex SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

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The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Development and Sales Staff

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GreenBay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced to day the appointment of industry veterans … Continue reading

FOMTEC – ICAO LEVEL C FINALLY TAKES OFF

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After several years under discussion the ICAO Level C standard has finally been published. A new 4th Edition of the Airport Services Manual Part 1 … Continue reading

Fomtec Is Now Using C6 In All Products

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After years of hard work Fomtec are now all C6. Fomtec has developed formulations from C8 to C6, to secure that we only produce firefighting … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals showcase their petrochemical product capability in China and Italy

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E2S Warning Signals, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of audible and visible warning devices, design and manufacture a large number of different sounders, beacons and … Continue reading

Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition to fully C6 based Carbon Chain Fluorosurfactant based AFFF’s and AR-AFFF

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Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition from C8 Carbon Chain … Continue reading

E2S – VdS Approval For Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders

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E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 305/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. It … Continue reading

E2S Adds SIL 2 Compatibility To Its Horn And Strobe Families

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Safety Integrity Level, SIL, is a measure of safety system performance expressed in terms of probability of failure on demand (PFD). In the oil and … Continue reading

WISER – Free HAZMAT Response Tool for 1st Responders

WISER is a free downloadable resource tool  for 1st RespondersWISER Overview The Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) is a system concept for providing … Continue reading