May, 2015

This is a repeating event

201525MayAll DayLAOZHOU FIRE 2015Laozhou, Jiangxi (CN)Lessons:Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operational Integrity,Risk Assessment,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Overtemperature Origin: MKOPSC Incident:ConflagrationContributory Factors:Component MalfunctionImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Terpene


A fire occurred in the terpene resin production line reactor overheating, and it damaged an area of 800-900 square meters

Proximate causes:
• Inadequate tools, equipment & vehicles (overheat from reactor of Terpene dilute resin leads the final pipeline explosion)

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center