Monthly Archives: March 2015

Protecting Cities

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As our infrastructure becomes progressively more complex, so there is a greater need to protect our society’s supply lifelines. Keeping a small incident from becoming … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention It’s not just a job for water – The very latest fire protection equipment and systems will be on show in halls 13 and 27 and on the open-air site.

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Even the Ancient Egyptians must have known enough about the fire-retardant properties of sand to use include it alongside water in their firefighting arsenal. Of … Continue reading

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Preventive Fire Protection Pavilion

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In 2015, for the very first time, INTERSCHUTZ will feature an industry showcase dedicated to structural, technical and organizational fire protection. The perfect platform for … Continue reading

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Hall 12, Open-air site: Better safe than sorry

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As our infrastructure becomes progressively more complex, so there is a greater need to protect our society’s supply lifelines. The international meeting point “Safety and … Continue reading

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Disaster Relief – Staying Ahead Of The Disaster Curve

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The winter of 2013 brought extensive flooding to Central Europe, with two major low-pressure systems sweeping the Continent in rapid succession. Following hard on the … Continue reading

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Helping The Helpers To Save Lives

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Emergency and rescue professionals work closely with manufacturers of medical equipment and vehicles to continually optimize the care and service provided by first responders. At … Continue reading

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CSB – On Tenth Anniversary of Tragic Explosion and Fire at BP Texas City Refinery, CSB Release Safety Message – VIDEO

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Today the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety message to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the accident at the BP refinery in Texas … Continue reading

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Brazil – Petrobras Shuts Major Offshore Rig For Safety Reasons

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Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras on Saturday said it has suspended operations at a major offshore platform, citing safety concerns. The P-58 platform, which extracts … Continue reading

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Amnesty Slams Oil Giants Over Nigeria Spills

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Despite Billion Dollar Fines Oil Spills are still happening The Amnesty International rights group has lampooned oil giants Shell and ENI over what it described … Continue reading

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Canada – Three Hospitalized After Factory Chemical Leak

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Three people have been taken to hospital after a chemical spill at a factory Saturday in Varennes, Que., near Montreal, according to Environment Minister David … Continue reading

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France – Germanwings Plane Crash: Pilot ‘Locked Out Of Cockpit’

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One of the two pilots of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps was locked out of the cockpit, according to reports. Early … Continue reading

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South Africa Durban Refinery Fire – VIDEO

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Five people sustained minor injuries while four firefighters have also been hurt in the course of duty.  KZN Emergency Medical Services says a factory worker … Continue reading

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USA – Train Derailments in Texas & Colorado Cause Leaking Chemicals

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VALLEY MILLS, Texas (AP) — While a crew worked Sunday to clean up the scene in Central Texas where the derailment of about a dozen … Continue reading

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Italy – RINA Updates Offshore Platform Safety Rules

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The Italian classification group RINA has updated its offshore platform rules in response to growing industry challenges in the offshore sector, it announced today. The … Continue reading

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Ex-coal Boss Pleads Not Guilty Again in Mine Safety Case That Killed 29 Miners

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Tuesday entered another plea of not guilty to federal charges stemming from the deadliest … Continue reading

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USA – Regulator Says Mine Safety Improved in Past 5 Years

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Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main told members at the annual convention of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel … Continue reading

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PSA To Investigate Fire On Petrojarl Knarr FPSO

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The PSA has decided to initiate an investigation following a fire involving the generation of fumes on the production vessel Petrojarl Knarr FPSO in the … Continue reading

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South Africa – Huge Mine Explosion Injures 3, Damages Over 200 Properties

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Gold producer Harmony Gold says that it is investigating the cause of an explosion at its Brand One Ventilation mine in Welkom in the Free … Continue reading

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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

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USA – Fire Suppressed At ARG Refinery

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(Stock Picture)Officials at the American Refining Group Inc. confirmed that a fire broke out at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at the facility’s Crude Unit in the … Continue reading

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Regulator Seeks $1.6 Billion Penalty For Deadly Pipeline Blast

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California’s chief utility regulator on Friday urged a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric stemming from its deadly 2010 San Bruno natural … Continue reading

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Canada Safety Board Says Tank Car Standards Needed Sooner

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada needs to implement tougher standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target, the transportation safety board said Tuesday. The government … Continue reading

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Statement by CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Regarding the Federal Appeals Court Action on Jurisdiction to Investigate Deepwater Horizon Accident

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The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the jurisdiction of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) to investigate the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo well blowout … Continue reading

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China – Chemical Plant Gas Leakage Kills Three, Injures 5

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Three workers were killed and another five were hospitalized after a gas leak in a chemical factory in south China’s Guangdong Province on Sunday morning. … Continue reading

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CSB Investigation Finds Three DuPont Accidents Resulted from Numerous Safety Deficiencies

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Charleston, West Virginia, July 7, 2011— A series of preventable safety shortcomings — including failure to maintain the mechanical integrity of a critical phosgene hose … Continue reading

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China’s Coal Mine Deaths At Record Low

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China’s Coal Mine Deaths At Record Low China has announced continuing progress in reducing coal mine fatalities, although doubts remain about death counts and cover-ups … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Five Die in Lagos Petrol Tanker Explosion

Lagos — Five unidentified persons were yesterday roasted to death when a petrol tanker fell and exploded at the Ikorodu area of Lagos. The accident … Continue reading

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US Plant Explosions Kill One, Injure Eleven

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(Stock Picture)Three explosions at industrial plants across the US resulted in a number of casualties. A series of explosions killed one man and injured several more … Continue reading

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PSA – Insists No Compromise On Safety

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PSA Chief Insists No Compromise On Safety Oil price decline which began last year and has continued into 2015 has put a new face on … Continue reading

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U.S Govt. Appeals Ruling On Size Of BP Oil Spill

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The U.S. government is appealing a federal court ruling that reduced the potential penalty BP Plc must pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil … Continue reading

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India – 2 Workers Injured In HPCL Refinery Fire & Gas Leak

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Two workers were injured in a gas leak and fire in one of the units of the Visakha refinery of the HPCL here on Thursday evening. The … Continue reading

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UK – Supply Vessel Hits North Sea Platform

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(Stock Photo) HOUSTON — Apache Corp. says a supply vessel ran into its Forties Echo platform in the North Sea Monday morning, but the incident … Continue reading

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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

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Innovation At An All-Time High: This Year’s INTERSCHUTZ To Feature More Exhibitors Than Ever Before

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INTERSCHUTZ 2015 (8 to 13 June): Innovation at an all-time high: this year’s INTERSCHUTZ to feature more exhibitors than ever before – Deutsche Messe expecting … Continue reading

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Italy – Bad Weather Causes Pipeline Blast 8 Injured

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ROME, – Eight people were injured in Italy on Friday as a gas pipeline took fire following explosions caused by a landslide, a day after … Continue reading

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Libya – Guards killed, Foreign Oil Workers Kidnapped.

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Nine foreign oil workers have gone missing after an attack on the al-Ghani oil field in Libya, the Austrian foreign ministry said on March 9. … Continue reading

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Japan’s Nuclear Plants Are ‘Better Prepared’ Now Than Before – Chief US Govt Advisor

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Charles Casto advised the Japanese authorities on their handling of the Fukushima crisis on behalf of the US government. Here he talks about Fukushima Incident … Continue reading

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Canada – Safety Concerns Rise In The Wake Of Another Train Derailment

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Another train derailment in northern Ontario has added new fuel to the ongoing debate over whether rail is a safe way of transporting crude oil. … Continue reading

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USA – Explosion Kills 3 Workers At Parsley Energy Texas Oil Rig

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HOUSTON, March 11 (Reuters) – An explosion has killed three people and injured one at an oil and gas field in West Texas, a spokesman … Continue reading

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Mine Director Arrested Over Blast In East Ukraine

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A director of a mine in a rebel-held part of east Ukraine has been arrested over a blast that killed 34 miners last week, separatist … Continue reading

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USA – Mine Cited in Week Before Fatal Accident

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal mine safety regulators issued more than a dozen citations to a West Virginia coal mine in the week before a … Continue reading

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CSB Releases Technical Analysis Detailing Likely Causes of 2010 Zinc Explosion

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CSB Releases Technical Analysis Detailing Likely Causes of 2010 Zinc Explosion and Fire at Zinc Facility that Killed Two Operators, Injured a Third Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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Fires Dwindling In Oil Train Blaze After Derailment

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Firefighters on Sunday were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude … Continue reading

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Mexico – Explosion In Asphalt Plant Kills Three

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Civil protection authorities said an explosion inside an asphalt plant in northern Mexico had killed three workers and seriously injured three more.  State Civil Protection … Continue reading

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USA – Chemical Leak Contained After 2 Vessels Collide In Ship Channel

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LA PORTE, Texas – For the second time in a week, there was a collision in the Houston Ship Channel. According to the U.S. Coast … Continue reading

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Australia – Fire Breaks Out At Yallourn Coal Mine

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Firefighters were called to Yallourn coal mine on Tuesday after a blaze broke out in an unused part of the operation. The Country Fire Association … Continue reading

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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

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Ukraine – Death Toll in Mine Blast Reaches 33 – Video

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The suffering in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine continued this week after a mine blast killed at least 33 workers.  The blast happened just … Continue reading

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Canada – Chemical Fire At Vancouver’s Port Prompts Evacuation

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver health officials are warning people near the city’s port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping … Continue reading

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Canada – Safety Board Says Latest Oil Train Derailment Shows New Safety Standards Are Inadequate – Video

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Canada’s transport investigator says an oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate. The … Continue reading

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