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Pneumatic explosion during work on a pipe at a pyrotechnic plant - issue 248

LPB248, April 2016

An organisation’s substandard safety culture was the root cause of an explosion during work to replace and disassemble a dye tank in the work’s annual maintenance shutdown period. » More Details

Issue Date: 06/04/2016

£12.00

Ink dust explosion and flash fires - issue 247

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Phillip Carson outlines how a fire and explosion in a newly-installed dust-collection unit at an ink manufacturer, resulting in injuring to seven workers, reinforces the need for adequate hazard recognition and assessment. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

£12.00

An accidental release of sodium hydroxide solution - issue 247

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Tony Fishwick highlights where failure to fully appreciate the implications of a change of effluent neutralising agent from lime slurry to sodium hydroxide solution ultimately resulted in a loss of containment incident. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

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Storage tank overfilling and double failure - issue 247

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Roger Casey presents some short case studies where failure of the basic level control and the independent overfill protection have both occurred. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

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Accidents involving automated control systems in the French industry- issue 247

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Didier Pitrat examines incidents involving automated control systems from the French ARIA database to identify the common root causes. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

£12.00

Process Hazard Analysis team member roles that may be overlooked - issue 247

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Paul Baybutt outlines a number of roles that are not commonly seen on process hazard analysis teams, but may help the team achieve a much better outcome. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

£12.00

Ignorance of provenance can be perilous - issue 247

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Geoff Gill describes how incomplete knowledge of a metal swarf’s background, and therefore an underestimation of its hazardous properties, resulted in a fire and explosion. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

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Risk reducing outcomes from the use of LOPA in plant design and operation - issue 247

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Paul Feltoe describe how LOPA is emerging as an important method for assessing their process hazard risks and explains the type of situations where it can be applied to facility risk management by LOPA facilitators and plant operators. » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

£12.00

Issue 247

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Safety case studies learned from issue 247, February 2016 » More Details

Issue Date: 01/02/2016

£62.00

Letter - issue 246

LPB246, December 2015

Letter from the Organic Peroxide Producers Safety Division (OPPSD) of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association » More Details

Issue Date: 01/12/2015

£12.00

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