June, 2015

This is a repeating event

201513JunAll DayDANA CHEMICAL FIRE 2015Dana Chemical Co., Nanjing, Jiangsu (CN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Operational Readiness,Performance Indicators,Process Knowledge,Risk AssessmentIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:ChinaLanguage:ENLoC:Confined explosion Origin: MKOPSC Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:Flammable,ToxicImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Ethylene Oxide


An epoxyethane device got exploded and then triggered a fire. The fire spread to three of six chemical tanks nearby. Each tank has a storage capacity of 1000 cubic meters. More than 200 fire fighters arrived at the site to put out the fire.

Source: A web-based collection and analysis of process safety incidents (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423016302285)


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center