Perspectives: From the Editor

CSB Calls For Changes

Final report on Chevron refinery fire offers advice to API and ASME

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
Feb 17, 2015

On Jan. 28, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) unanimously approved the third and final investigation report on the Aug. 6, 2012, fire at Chevron/cp50/2008/chevron-phillips/’s Port Richmond, Calif., refinery. Rupture of an 8-in.-diameter line released flammable, high-temperature light gas oil that then ignited. The incident endangered 19 employees and sent a large plume of vapor, particulates and black smoke across the surrounding area.

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