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  • Carlsberg fined £3m following fatal 2016 ammonia gas leak

    28 June 2022

    Danish multinational brewer Carlsberg has been fined £3 million after a contractor died and another was seriously injured following an ammonia gas leak at one of its UK breweries in 2016. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced the fine on June 28 after a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court....

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  • UK’s Tank Storage Association publishes 2022 Annual Review of the bulk liquid storage sector

    28 June 2022

    The Tank Storage Association (TSA) published its 2022 Annual Review of the UK’s bulk storage and energy infrastructure sector on June 28. The review, a key reference for data and analysis, provides valuable information on terminals, process safety, occupational health and safety as well as the industry’s contribution to the UK economy....

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  • Chlorine gas leak kills 13, injures over 300 in Jordan

    28 June 2022

    A chlorine gas leak from a storage tank killed 13 people and injured over 300 others at a port in Jordan on June 27. The incident happened in the city of Aqaba on the Red Sea coast in the south of the country after a 25-tonne tank filled with chlorine gas fell while being loaded onto a ship at the facility....

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  • New tool to maximise UK infrastructure repurposing

    27 June 2022

    The UK’s North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has developed a new screening tool to help maximise the repurposing of oil and gas infrastructure for energy transition projects....

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  • China's largest oil and gas field adds new energy to its main business

    27 June 2022

    On June 17, PetroChina held a virtual conference detailing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) for its Changqing oil field, the first time the company has released a CPR report to the public. PetroChina said that “new energy” will become the main business focus of the Changqing field, China’s largest oil and gas field, as it looks to actively respond to climate change....

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Hazardex Live! 2023 -- Call for Papers now OPEN! 27 June 2022

Hazardex will be celebrating its 21st Anniversary event with Hazardex Live! 2023 taking place on March 1 & 2 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK. The event will include a quality and varied conference programme, exhibition, and awards ceremony. The Call for Papers is NOW OPEN, and we are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics....

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Tata Chemicals Europe opens UK's largest carbon capture plant 24 June 2022

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) officially opened the UK’s first industrial scale carbon capture and usage plant on June 24. The £20 million plant has been completed by Northwich-based Tata Chemicals Europe, one of Europe's leading producers of sodium carbonate, salt and sodium bicarbonate....

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South Korea’s LG Chem to build hydrogen plant 24 June 2022

South Korean chemical giant LG Chem has announced plans to produce hydrogen as a key component of its long-term 2050 Net Zero corporate sustainability goal. The company said it would establish a plant in the city of Daesan with the capacity to produce 50,000 tons of hydrogen annually by the second quarter in 2024....

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Safety regulator proposes $311,000 fine for US company which continually exposed workers to chemical hazards 23 June 2022

The US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that a recycling company based in Atlanta, Georgia exposed workers to hazardous chemicals without warning them of the risks. OSHA said it was the third time since 2019 that the company had been cited for similar violations....

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One person killed in fire at Sinopec refinery in China 21 June 2022

A fire at one of China’s largest refining and petrochemical plants killed one person on June 18. The incident happened at Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company’s plant in Shanghai and sent a thick column of black smoke across the city....

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Don’t compromise on safety, clamp down on static

It is accepted that each day throughout Europe a static related incident causes a serious fire or explosion, whilst in the UK alone; HSE statistics suggest that some 50 such incidents occur each year....

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Major pharmaceutical company reduces downtimes, improves safety using drone for tank inspections

Large scale tanks used for manufacturing pharmaceutical products are made out of stainless steel, since it is the best material for cleaning, and they must be kept clean at all times. After each production run the tanks are cleaned with acid and lye....

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Was all for nothing?

Every two months, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman 2014-2019, provides an update on developments within the organisation....

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