July 29, 2016

Production without danger, or who controls the process safety in Tatarstan Source : http://realnoevremya.com/today/386

 Production without danger, or who controls the process safety in Tatarstan Source : http://realnoevremya.com/today/386

Good article with points that are relevant to all

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July 18, 2016

July 6, 2016

Tesla driver killed while using autopilot

Tesla driver killed while using autopilot: The U.S. announced on Thursday the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle “Tessy” and had praised its sophisticated “autopilot” system just one month earlier for preventi

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July 4, 2016

Case study on chlorine leak

Read the case study on the chlorine leak in Mumbai port trust in 2010 in this link

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July 2, 2016

Three killed in boiler blast

News reports coming in of a boiler blast at a major ammonia urea complex in Mumbai. Reportedly, 3 people are killed and 5 have been injured. The blast is supposed to have occurred when maintenance work was n progress. We have to wait for the investigation details to come out.

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July 1, 2016

Mafunctioning instrument air regulator incident

Instrument technicians were re-calibrating a control valve positioner. The feedback arm between the valve and the positioner was disconnected, a mA source was connected, and the valve was stroked using the flapper & nozzle arrangement inside the positioner. While doing this, due to a faulty regulator, full instrument air pressure of 8.5 bar was applied and the top of the diaphragm casing ruptured propelling it far away. On investigation, inside the regulator, three screws had become loose in service due to vibration. The regulator did not have full rated relief and no external relief device was fitted as part of the original valve supply.

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