March 2013

Bonus Report: Safety Developments

Key aspects of design and operational safety in offsite storage terminals

The Buncefield incident in the UK and the Jaipur fire in India stand out as major offsite storage terminal disasters in the European and Asian regions. In the Americas, a similar explosion rocked the ..

Ramnath, V., Aker Solutions

The Buncefield incident in the UK and the Jaipur fire in India stand out as major offsite storage terminal disasters in the European and Asian regions. In the Americas, a similar explosion rocked the Gulf terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, destroying 22 tanks and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents. Storage terminal accidents continue to impose considerable costs in terms of human lives and health, property damage and public welfare. Multiple segments of the public—particularly citizens, citizens’ groups and the media—are likely to become more interested in chemical safety and chemical release risk reduction once they become aware of the potentially large

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