Process Safety Beacon: Is Your Vessel Really Empty?


An explosion and fire occurred in a 50,000-bbl/day fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) that was being brought online after a seven-week maintenance shutdown. This accident was not caused by a runaway reaction, leak of flammable material, or static ignition; it was caused by water.

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