June, 2019

This is a repeating event

201921JunAll DayPhiladelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Explosion 2019Philadelphia Energy Solutions Philadelphia (US-PA) Origin: CSB Lessons:Asset integrityIndustry:RefiningCountry:United StatesLanguage:ENLoC:UNKNOWN

Summary

At approximately 4 am on Friday June 21, 2019 there was a release of vapor in the PES refinery alkylation unit. The vapor found an ignition source, causing a fire and multiple explosions.

KEY ISSUES:
• MECHANICAL INTEGRITY
• HF CORROSION


Image credit: CSB

Origin

CSBUS Chemical Safety Board

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