A mechanical problem in the pump circulation system of an 80,000-barrel naphtha storage tank is suspected as the cause of the massive Intercontinental Terminals Company fire on the Houston Ship Channel in March, an update issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board states.
October 30, 2019
"Angels' share" refers to the portion of a distilled spirit lost to evaporation during aging. On July 2, 2019 in Woodford County, Kentucky somebody else wanted a taste.
October 2, 2019
Irony is defined as expressing one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. For an example look no further than the recent Labor Day celebration in Philadelphia barely two months after an explosion and fire closed the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex.
October 1, 2019
A ruptured filtration filter is the focus of a U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigation into an explosion and fire at a Texas chemical plant in April that killed one person and injured 30 others, an update issued this week states.
September 20, 2019
Rather than race to the scene, Superior, Wisconsin, Fire Chief Steve Panger went straight to fire department headquarters when an April 26 refinery explosion rocked the community.
July 1, 2018
Williams Fire & Hazard Control was ready, willing, and able to extinguish the aftermath of a crude oil boilover in Nicaragua that left two 150-foot diameter storage tanks in flames.
October 1, 2016
Texas A&M fire school director played major role in saving devastated chemical complex.
July 1, 2016
Managing After Action Knowledge
July 1, 2015
Maine firefighters respond to a train disaster in Lac-Megantic.
January 1, 2014
Dubbed "the most serious U.S. refinery incident in recent years" by a top U.S. Chemical Safety Board official, an Aug. 6 flammable vapor explosion at a Richmond, Calif., refinery is under investigation by that agency.
October 1, 2012
On a clear day, an explosion blew the roofs off two oil storage tanks containing more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil located in Jefferson Davis County.
April 1, 2012
A fire at the Magnablend chemical plant just south of Dallas destroyed a tower ladder fire truck.
January 1, 2012
For decades, the mill's wooden surfaces had been saturated by spilled fuel, lubricants and flammable chemicals used in the manufacturing processes.
July 1, 2011
An oil slick that spread across thousands of miles of the Gulf of Mexico drew upon two of the leading names in industrial fire protection — Williams Fire & Hazard Control and Wild Well Control.
April 1, 2011
On Jan. 11, 1974, Les and Dwight Williams joined forces in Port Neches, Texas to fight their first big storage tank fire as a team. The results made history, but not the way that firefighters had hoped.
January 1, 2011