August, 2015

This is a repeating event

201505AugAll DayHUNTSMAN EXPLOSION 2015Huntsman, Krefeld (DE)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Competency,Control of Work,Operating Procedures,Operational Integrity,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder Engagement,Workforce InvolvementIndustry:ChemicalsCountry:GermanyLanguage:ENLoC:Overpressure Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Pressure burstHazards:Asphyxiant,Mechanical/Kinetic/PotentialImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Nitrogen,Titanium Dioxide


A nitrogen tank exploded and a building collapsed at a chemical plant. Explosion caused a leakage of titanium dioxide and nitrogen, but no high levels of chemicals were detected in the area. Damaged buildings

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MKOPSCMary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center