Exxonmobil (Baton Rouge) Fire 2016

On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release and fire seriously injured four workers in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (‘Baton Rouge refinery’). During removal of an inoperable gearbox on a plug valve, the operator performing this activity removed critical bolts securing the pressure-retaining component of the valveContinue reading “Exxonmobil (Baton Rouge) Fire 2016”