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NTSB: Systemic Flaws in Safety Oversight of Gas Pipelines

NTSB: Systemic Flaws in Safety Oversight of Gas Pipelines

Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. A major effort a decade ago by the federal government ...

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CSB – Draft Final Investigation Report – Chevron Refinery and Fire

CSB - Draft Final Investigation Report - Chevron Refinery and Fire

U.S.CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD FINAL INVESTIGATION REPORT REPORT NO. 2012-03-I-CA JANUARY 2015 CHEVRON RICHMOND REFINERY PIPE RUPTURE AND FIRE http://www.csb.gov/assets/1/7/Chevron_Final_Investigation_Report_2015-01-28.pdf

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CAA Reports On Progress To Improve Safety Of Offshore Helicopter Operations

CAA Reports On Progress To Improve Safety Of Offshore Helicopter Operations

Substantial progress has been made on measures to improve offshore helicopter safety but there is still more to do, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today as it published a progress report on the recommendations and actions from its comprehensive review of offshore helicopter ...

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UK – HSE Oil Firm Talisman Sinopec Served With Safety Improvement Notice

UK – HSE Oil Firm Talisman Sinopec Served With Safety Improvement Notice

An oil company has been served with an improvement notice after inspectors found more than 180 "safety critical" work orders outstanding on one platform. Talisman Sinopec had not been given approval to delay 159 of the orders on the Clyde platform. The Health and Safety Executive ...

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AirAsia Crash-Jet Stalled After Climb; No Evidence of Explosion

AirAsia Crash-Jet Stalled After Climb; No Evidence of Explosion

Flight 8501 appears to have stalled after climbing steeply, an Indonesian government minister said, while its cockpit voice recorder provided no evidence of terrorism having brought down the plane. The Airbus Group NV (AIR) A320 probably entered a stall, in which the flow of air ...

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World News

USA – Train Derails, Spilling Hazardous Chemicals

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Hydrochloric acid and diesel fuel were spilled from an overturned train in Allendale County, South Carolina. The spill happened around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday when … Continue reading

Ukraine: 500 Miners Trapped After Shell Blast

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Almost 500 miners are trapped underground after a shell hit an electric substation near the site in war-torn east Ukraine. Emergency services were alerted when Donetsk’s … Continue reading

Fire At Ukraine Nuclear Plant Extinguished

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A fire caused by a short circuit in a transformer of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant was extinguished within two hours yesterday, Energoatom, the … Continue reading

India – Workers Evacuated From Rig After Gas Leak

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A gas leak at a well being drilled by Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) in the Mumbai High oilfield, 162 kilometres off the Mumbai … Continue reading

Australia – Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire Inquiry Recommendations Prompt Tough New Regulations

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Victorian coal mine operators will have to comply with tough new regulations aimed at reducing the risk of fire in the wake of last year’s … Continue reading

OSV Damages Gulf of Mexico Platform

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The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a damaged unmanned platform in South Timbalier (ST) Block 27 in the Gulf of … Continue reading

MH370: Malaysia Declares Plane’s Disappearance An Accident

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The Malaysian government has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370 an accident and has said that there were no survivors. No trace … Continue reading

Canada – Regina Refinery Pleads Guilty To Safety Charge After 2011 Blast

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There have been four fires at the Regina refinery since 2011, including an explosion last Christmas Eve REGINA—A Regina refinery has pleaded guilty to one … Continue reading

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Product News

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

Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) Fire And Gas-Safety Controller Now Has An Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP Interface Board (EIB) Option

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The Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) fire- and gas-safety controller now has an Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP interface board (EIB) option, allowing the controller to communicate with … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates RE-HEALING™ Fluorine-Free Foam Provides Enhanced Fire Safety and Environmental Sustainability

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved Underwriters’ … Continue reading

Presidential Award Bestowed on Solberg RE-HEALING™ Foam Named Winner of EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today the company was named a … Continue reading

E2S Publishes An Information Guide To Measuring Sound Levels In dB

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E2S Warning Signals, one of the world’s leading independent manufacturers of high-performance audible and visual signals for commercial, industrial, marine, onshore and offshore hazardous locations, has … 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

INTERSCHUTZ 2015: “Intuition is not enough”

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INTERSCHUTZ 2015 (8–13 June): “Intuition is not enough” – Safety research is gathering momentum in Germany – vfdb President Dirk Aschenbrenner addresses four key issues … 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

ELMDENE SWITCHES TO STX PSU RANGE WITH ECOCHARGE TO POWER EN54-4 COMPLIANT FIRE SYSTEMS

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Innovative electronic fire and security products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC – announces the launch its STX range … Continue reading