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Thunderstorm Ignites Storage Tank Seal Fire in Malaysia

Video shows fire circling the tank between the roof and shell.

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Full Capacity Crude Storage Means Maximum Fire Risk

Falling demand threatens to overwhelm available crude oil storage worldwide.

Kansas Refinery's First-Tier Fire Training Field

The 10-acre training field comes complete with a combination multiple-story burn building and high angle rope rescue prop, a four-level simulated process unit, and a 24-foot diameter bulk storage tank.

Biofuel Tank Fire Kills 1, Injures 2 in Argentina

Neighbors reported hearing at least six explosions during the fire.

Fire Threatens Coal Tar Tank in Pennsylvania

A small fire spread to a 10,000-gallon storage tank holding flammable product Tuesday morning at a chemical plant in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania.

6 Considerations for an Effective Pre-Plan

Pre-plans for fire emergencies must be continually edited and updated.

Chemical Plant Explosion in Spain Leaves 3 Dead

Firefighters battled a persistent fire in a chemical storage tank.

10-Hour Refinery Fire in Northeast Russia Injures 1

At one point, flames covered a 1,000-square-meter area, city's mayor says.

ITC Unable to 'Isolate or Stop' Naphtha Release That Triggered Texas Terminal Fire

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.

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Fire Protection for Floating Roof Tanks

There are hundreds of thousands of API storage tanks in use across the United States. Relatively few of them catch fire or have anything catastrophic happen to them. But it’s always best to be prepared.