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Propylene Fire


Propylene Fire

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A forklift towing a trailer collided with a line containing highly flammable liquid propylene, causing a release and a vapor cloud explosion. Sixteen workers were injured, the process unit was heavily damaged, and a nearby school was evacuated. Investigation Status The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued a case study report about this incident at a news conference in Houston on July 20, 2006. This Case Study report is also lined on Merlot or is available... More
Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: January 26, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 15, 2010
Keywords: Hazardous materials, process safety, chemical fire, process fire


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Language: English
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