September, 2015

This is a repeating event

201505SepAll DayBASF (FREEPORT) FIRE 2015BASF, Freeport (US-TX)Lessons:Asset integrity,Audits & Reviews,Commitment & Culture,Competency,Compliance with Standards,Contractor Management,Process Knowledge,Risk Assessment,Stakeholder EngagementIndustry:PetrochemicalsCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: MKOPSC Incident:Flash fireHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Injuries)Effects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Cyclohexanol,Cyclohexanone


A chemical release and fire took place at the BASF’s Freeport site. The fire started when a mixture of cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol escaped from a vent stack due to a failure in the reactor tube.

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Image Credit: BASF


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