April, 2023

This is a repeating event

202317AprAll DayALFREBO EXPLOSION 2015Alfrebro LLC, Monroe (US-OH)Lessons:Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Risk AssessmentIndustry:Food & DrinkCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Operator error Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Runaway reaction explosionHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Acetal


During the transfer of acetal from one vessel to another a fire and explosion occurred due a chemical reaction, which caused the rupture of one of the vessels.

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423016302285)
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MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center