Safety Advisory 2006-03, Explosion and Fire at Texas Chemical Plant Result from Faulty Welds
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security - DOE

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Work Management/Planning

This Safety Advisory provides external operating experience regarding an explosion and fire that occurred at the Marcus Oil facility in Houston, Texas in December 2004. Investigators determined that the explosion resulted from faulty welds in a steel process pressure vessel.

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