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Flixborough disaster By: Paradigma Carlo Giovanni. Picture taken 5 days after the Nypro Flixborough Disaster which happened on June 1, Pic by George Schofield, of Barrow-on-Humber. 1 June is the 40th anniversary of the Flixborough disaster, an explosion at a chemical plant sited on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire.

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My other disastwr in Scunthorpe said it blew the front door open. After the plant was restarted on April 1st. We were between editions and cleared as much space as we could to cover it. The Court could still be right that a single unsatisfactory modification caused the disaster but this is no reason for complacency.

We had a contract with a Hamburg firm and, if my aged memory serves me correctly, we were bringing in 30, tonnes a week in small flixborouhg. Journal of Occupational Accidents: Around 1, buildings within a mile radius of the site in Flixborough itself and in the neighbouring villages of Burton upon Stather and Flixbborough were damaged, as were nearly in Scunthorpe three miles away ; the blast was heard over thirty miles away in Grimsby and Hull.

There had been no similar air leaks and consequently no similar water sprays on the other reactors. One of the reactors, the No.

The leaks having been dealt with, early on 1 June attempts began to bring the plant back up to pressure and temperature. All modifications were to be supported by a formal safety assessment. When the bypass was installed, there was no works engineer in post and company senior personnel all chemical engineers were incapable of recognising the existence of a simple engineering problem, let alone solving it. disasteg


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Fires started on-site which were still burning ten days later. The plant control room collapsed, killing all 18 occupants.

HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Retrieved 26 June The inquiry sat for 70 days in the period September — February fllxborough, and took evidence from over witnesses. ACMH felt that for major hazard installations [z] the plan should be formal and include. The nitrogen stock for purging was found to be insufficient, however, and as a fresh delivery was not expected before midnight, the system was kept on “dry-cycling”, i.

The report also commented on matters to be covered by the Advisory Committee on Major Hazards. Retrieved 9 July Occasionally, a large diswster can occur as a result of hot gas spouting to another piece of equipment, such as the gas that leaked from the 50in.

Tests by the Fire Research Establishment had shown this to be less effective than intended. Flixborough did us proud — a remarkable little port.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Huge flixboeough of smoke seen across Scunthorpe as ‘severe fire’ tears through house Firefighters fflixborough called to Ashby High Street early on Sunday morning as residents of a house fled for their lives when a blaze tore through their home. The subsequent official inquiry lasted for 70 days. An attempt to restart the plant was made at 4: Popular Floxborough resort is the perfect place for a summer staycation.


One person attending a caravan rally at Normanby Park said: No-one appreciated that the pressurised assembly would be subject to a turning moment imposing shear forces on the bellows for which they are not designed.

The inquiry report identified ‘lessons to be learned’ which it presented under various headings; ‘General observation’ relating to cultural issues underlying the disaster’specific lessons’ directly relevant to the disaster, but of general applicability are reported below; there were also ‘general’ and ‘miscellaneous lessons’ of less relevance to the disaster.

We hired an aircraft from Biggin Hill for aerial photos and hit the phones.

Flixborough disaster – Wikipedia

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Is this page useful? Furthermore, it was shown that rapid creep cavitation of stainless steel may occur within minutes at temperatures of degree C or more and under a stress of 4.

However, it is possible to locate and layout a plant so that injuries and damage are minimized if an explosion occurs. Neither when they were first built, nor now that they are in operation, has any local or government agency exercised effective control over their safety.

Fortunately, I had a technical report about Flixborough in a personal file I kept in the event of such crises. Only the plant engineer was concerned about restarting before the reason for the failure was understood, and the other reactors inspected.