Environment & Safety

Wika reduces risk of undetected diaphragm ruptures

Wika’s PG43SA-D diaphragm pressure gauge is unique in featuring an integrated diaphragm monitoring and eliminates the risk of an undetected diaphragm rupture.

Southeastern US Colonial pipeline safely restarted

Colonial Pipeline Co. said its main gasoline line, Line 1, was safely restarted and returned to service Wednesday after its biggest leak in nearly two decades squeezed supply in the southeastern US.

EIA: Colonial pipeline shutdown disrupts gasoline supply in the southeast

A partial shutdown of the Colonial pipeline system, a major source of transportation fuels to the Southeast, has disrupted gasoline supplies, leading to higher prices and product shortages in parts of the region.

Callidus Technologies inaugurates flare testing facility

Callidus Technologies has inaugurated a new facility for the testing of gas combustion flares at its manufacturing facility in Beggs, Oklahoma.

Petrobras halts output at Getulio Vargas refinery

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said that output at its Getulio Vargas refinery had been halted, because of storm damage to a cracking unit.

Four injured in fire at Iran petrochemical plant

A fire broke out at Iran's Mobin Petrochemical refinery complex in the southern port of Assaluyeh, leaving four people injured.

Petrobras refinery mishaps hurt Brazil fuel output

Serial failures at a Petrobras refinery have hobbled about 10% of Brazil's crude-processing capacity, raising safety and efficiency concerns at the financially troubled state-led oil company.

Viewpoint: The politicalization of the SEC—A dangerous precedent

Thompson, C., AFPM

The benefits of fossil fuels are undeniable.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 92: The danger of pneumatic testing complacency

Sofronas, T., Consulting Engineer

With proper safety, planning and implementation, pneumatic testing of piping and vessels has been performed successfully for many years.

Prospective costs of the EPA’s proposed RMP chemical accident prevention requirements

Wilkinson, G., Pullins, T., Snow, C., Vinson & Elkins LLP

On March 14, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published proposed revisions to its Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility safety program in the US Federal Register.