June, 2015

This is a repeating event

201521JunAll DayPOET BIOREFINING EXPLOSION 2015POET, Glenville (US-MN)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Emergency Preparedness,Operating Procedures,Risk AssessmentIndustry:Renewable PowerCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (Offsite Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Ethanol


Ethanol vapors leaked from piping caught fire and caused an explosion at the Poet Ethanol Plant in Glenville. Two out of four employees that were in the plant were injured. Significant damage to the facility

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


MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center