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Honeywell to supply process technology to Zhejiang petrochemical project in China
Feb 15- Zhejiang Petrochemical (ZPC) has selected Honeywell to provide process technology, engineering design, catalysts and automation control technologies for a new integrated refining and petrochemical complex in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province.
Chemicals left in barrels leave workers and neighborhoods at risk
Feb 15- Nothing on the outside of the industrial building on Cornell St. offers any clue about what’s going on inside.
Petrobras, Braskem say Rio operations OK following Jan fire
Feb 15- Last month's fire at state-owned Petrobras' Refinaria Duque de Caxias (Reduc) refinery in Rio de Janeiro did not affect its ethane production and in turn did not impact petrochemical subsidiary Braskem's ethylene and polyethylene production, both companies said Wednesday.
PCA explosion happened without fire
Feb 14- As the investigation continues into the Feb. 8 explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America plant, preliminary signs indicate that there was no fire at all. The explosion at the DeRidder facility may have had another source altogether.
Restart testing beginning at damaged power plant
Feb 14- A hopeful sign was emanating from the main flue of J.M. Stuart Station power plant on Tuesday. A plume of vapor, a by-product of operation of coal-fired electric production, was seen for the first time since an explosion on Jan. 10 shut down operation of the Dayton Power and Light facility.
Welspun Loses Insurance Case Over Fire
Feb 13- A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently ruled Welspun Pipe’s insurance carrier doesn’t have to pay the pipe manufacturer $13.5 million for a loss tied to a 2012 fire at its Little Rock plant.
DuPont, Chemours to pay $671M in chemical leak case
Feb 13- DuPont and Chemours will pay nearly $671 million to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the release of a chemical from a plant in West Virginia more than a decade ago.
Team from Washington, D.C., to investigate explosion
Feb 12- A three-person investigative team has deployed from Washington, D.C. to the scene of the fatal incident that occurred at PCA on Wednesday.
New details released in plant explosion, national chemical safety agency to investigate accident
Feb 10- The explosion at Packaging Corporation of America Wednesday morning was powerful enough to cause the tank to fly and land in another area of mill.
New look at near-disaster at Torrance refinery raises questions about safety
Feb 10- It's been nearly two years since Nadia Levine fielded the frantic calls — the first one from her husband, the next from a co-worker.
Airgas fined $12K for 2016 fatal explosion
Feb 9- Airgas has been fined just over $12,000 for a fatal explosion in a Cantonment plant last year. On Aug. 28, 32-year-old Jesse Folmar was killed by an explosion while transferring liquid nitrous oxide between tanks at a loading dock of the Airgas facility in the Ascend Performance Materials chemical plant on Chemstrand Road.
Takreer refinery fire could cost $850mn
Feb 6- The downstream energy market is facing a possible claim of $800mmn following a fire at the Takreer Ruwais refinery in Abu Dhabi, according to sister publication The Insurance Insider.
Report: Cause undetermined in second VPG plant explosion that injured 2
Feb 4- An investigation by the the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office found the cause undetermined of an explosion that burned two employees at the Voluntary Purchasing Group plant in Bonham on Sept. 8.
Plant fire costs Nippon Steel up to $350m
Feb 2- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal's profits will likely be cut by some 30 billion yen to 40 billion yen ($265 million to $353 million) due to a fire at its plate mill in early January, The Nikkei learned Thursday.
New OSHA chemical emphasis program includes refineries
Feb 1- OSHA’s new Chemical National Emphasis Program (NEP) will bring regulatory attention to facilities with highly hazardous chemicals in amounts at, or greater than the threshold quantities listed in the agency’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard at 29 CFR 1910.119.
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