August 25, 2015

Nitrogen pipeline rupture incident

 Read the lessons learnt from a nitrogen pipeline rupture incident in this link.
 
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August 22, 2015

Sealant injection accident

An accident involving a fatality during a leak sealant injection job in a piping highlights the dangers. Read about the incident in this link.

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August 18, 2015

Lessons from confined space fatalities

 In 2010, two welders died in a confined space accident.

The two welders were welding the 36'' final tie from piping system to exchanger. After completion of root welding, one welder made an unauthorized confined space entry into the exchanger to check welding root pass. He was thought that the argon purge was off but one valve was not completely closed and one purge line remained on. This resulted in the argon atmosphere being sustained within the exchanger. In addition, the purge plug ( which is put in place to reduce argon consumption during welding) was in place, which increased the concentration of argon in the vessel. So the first welder collapsed and the second entered for rescue without PPE. Both welders were overcome and died.

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August 12, 2015

Best practices to avoid glass lining damage

Often, we do not treat glass lined equipment with care. Read a good blog post on best practices for avoiding damage to glass lined vessels (two parts) in this link 

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August 9, 2015

Piping incidents

 Read about piping misalignment / vibration related incidents in this link.

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August 6, 2015

Inspecting pressure vessels


 Good practical article on best practices in inspecting pressure vessels in this link.

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August 5, 2015

Global Energy Firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire - HSE UK

Read about an incident where a maintenance job caused a fatality. Highlights the importance of doing proper risk assessments.
Global Energy Firm fined £1.4m after worker killed in refinery fire - HSE UK

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Govt moots single entity for oil sector safety, installations | Business Standard News

Govt moots single entity for oil sector safety, installations | Business Standard News

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August 3, 2015

Controlling Legionella in cooling towers

See a write up by the Cooling Tower Institute on the best practices of controlling Legionella bacteria in cooling towers in this link


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August 1, 2015

DGCA orders removal of AI flight safety chief - The Hindu

DGCA orders removal of AI flight safety chief - The Hindu

Interesting article....especially the reasons mentioned



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