July, 2012

This is a repeating event

201204JulAll DayBangchak Refinery Explosion 2012Bangchak Petroleum Bangkok (TH)Industry:RefiningCountry:ThailandLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Hydrocarbons


The explosion and fire occurred in the kerosene stripper of the crude distillation unit (CDU) at a 80,000 bbl-per-day refinery located in an industrial zone surrounded by residential areas. This resulted in fires in the area, but no injuries were reported. The refinery operator said it would postpone a maintenance shutdown at its refinery, set for late July, to reduce the risk of supply shortages as a result of the fire. The CDU damaged by the fire was replaced within three months.

[ Property Damage $140 Million. Estimated Current Value $153 Million ]

Image credit: Bangkok Post