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Hazards when transferring flammable liquids
On November 20th, 2017, a solvent explosion occurred at a cosmetics manufacturer in the United States. The surveillance video shows the transferring of a flammable liquid (hexamethyl disiloxane, flash point -8°C) from a 200-liter drum into a RIBC. The liquid transfer was carried out without any local ventilation. At the filling opening of the RIBC a liquid pool has formed. When the employee wiped the surface of the RIBC with a cloth in the area of the filling opening, an explosion occurred.
Event: Journée d'information à Lausanne (in French)
Nos experts et partenaires vous accueillent à Lausanne le 19 mars prochain, pour une demi-journée dédiée à la sécurité et à la conformité des installations. Des présentations techniques auront lieu dans une salle de réunion du Musée Olympique. Rejoingnez-nous également pour discuter autour d’un cocktail dînatoire après les présentations.
Good physical property and safety data are a prerequisite for a reliable risk evaluation and assessment. Modelling and simulation of chemical processes and scenarios require numerous and, most importantly, consistent data. When only limited experimental information is available, estimation of not available property data or extrapolations are required.
After several years leading the TÜV SÜD activities in Basel, Dr. Jean-Michel Dien decided to leave the company for new challenges. We wish him great success in his endeavors. Dr. Sven Wagner succeeded Dr. Dien in October as Chief Operating Officer for TÜV SÜD Switzerland.
Translated and distributed by TÜV SÜD Process Safety, EPSC learning sheets are meant to stimulate awareness and discussion on Process Safety. The last issue about Chloride Stress Corrosion is available here.
On 23.11.2017, Switzerland and the EU decided to link their systems to greenhouse gas emissions trading. The parliamentary debate is currently underway, including the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The goal is the total revision of the CO2 Act. To achieve ultimately climate neutrality, measures will be taken in all sectors, including industries.
Because of investments or process changes, plant operators often become manufacturers of pressure equipment installations (EKAS 6516). Depending on the hazard categories, it may be necessary to go through a conformity procedure with notified bodies. Whole assemblies come then into focus, which should comply with Directive 2014/68/EU. In this frame, often the individual testing of the assembly per Module G is important. What is it all about?