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  • Sponsored Video Published on June 14, 2017

    Effective pipeline integrity management has been problematic for a large number of pipelines that were not designed for in-line inspection. Quest Integrity understands the complexities involved with this challenging segment and offers a comprehensive pipeline integrity management solution.

  • Published on May 18, 2017

    Clay discusses his professional journey, industry influences, major challenges faced in the process industries, exciting developments in mechanical integrity, and more.

  • Sponsored Video Published on May 15, 2017

    InVista Subsea, an advanced ultrasonic ILI tool from Quest Integrity, provides a solution for challenging and difficult-to-inspect subsea pipelines.

  • Published on May 3, 2017

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released an animation depicting the February 18, 2015 explosion and fire at the ExxonMobil (now PBF Energy) refinery in Torrance, CA.

  • Published on April 24, 2017

    Greg Alvarado explains the inspection effectiveness tables found in API RP 581, the importance of them, and how they should be used.

  • Published on March 24, 2017

    Greg Alvarado discusses the concept of "risk in square feet per year", a powerful metric found in the API RP 581 Risk Based Inspection methodology. Understanding metrics such as this one will allow you to begin trending your risks, identifying best practices, and feel comfortable with the decisions you are making in your facility or corporation.

  • Published on March 20, 2017

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a video demonstrating the agency's positive safety impact in 2016. The video was posted just days after President Trump proposed his "America First" budget plan, which calls for the elimination of the CSB all together.

  • Published on February 17, 2017

    Greg Alvarado explains the concept of RBI risk thresholds: "How much confidence do I need to have in what I believe to be the true damage state of the equipment?"

  • Published on January 26, 2017

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video detailing its investigation of the June 13, 2013 explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, Louisiana, which killed two workers and injured an additional 167.

  • Published on July 29, 2016

    Those involved in the implementation or management of mechanical integrity (MI) programs understand the value of good feedback. An effective feedback loop is critical to ensuring your MI program is achieving the desired results.

  • Published on January 29, 2016

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about thirty tons of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) exploded after being heated by a fire at the storage and distribution facility.

  • Published on October 21, 2015

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video discussing the massive 2009 explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum, or CAPECO, terminal facility near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The incident occurred when gasoline overflowed and sprayed out from a large aboveground storage tank, forming a 107-acre vapor cloud that ignited.

  • Published on September 30, 2015

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video depicting the accident at DuPont’s La Porte facility, located east of Houston, which killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released.

  • Published on August 18, 2015

    30-minute interview on the evolution of reliability and its role within the energy and process industries with Ryan Sitton, Texas Railroad Commissioner.

  • Published on May 27, 2015

    60-minute webinar presented by PinnacleART on the evolution of inspection and mechanical integrity programs in the refining and process industries.

  • Published on October 28, 2014

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video discussing the fatal April 2, 2010, explosion and fire at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington. A nearly 40-year-old heat exchanger violently ruptured, causing an explosion and fire that fatally injured seven workers – the largest loss of life at a U.S. refinery since 2005.

  • Published on July 5, 2014

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video discussing the 2010 Macondo tragedy where a failed blowout preventer caused a sudden explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, resulting in the deaths of 11 workers and causing a massive oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Published on January 30, 2014

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released a computer animation recreating the explosion and fire that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, Washington on April 2, 2010. The five-minute animation illustrates the process of "high temperature hydrogen attack," which over the years damaged and weakened a nearly forty-year-old carbon steel heat exchanger, leading to a catastrophic rupture on the night of the accident.

  • Published on November 14, 2013

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video covering the 2009 explosion at NDK Crystal in Belvidere, Illinois, which fatally injured a truck driver at a nearby gas station. The CSB found that the catastrophic pressure vessel explosion resulted from stress corrosion cracking and that the operator not only failed to inspect or test the vessels, but they failed to heed 3rd party warnings about risk to the public.

  • Published on November 5, 2013

    CSB video excerpts from Dr. Trevor Kletz, a world renowned expert in chemical process safety, who died October 31, 2013.

  • Published on September 26, 2013

    Pinnacle Webinar - Mechanical Integrity Assessment: Why Bother? from PinnacleAIS Government regulations require facilities to have a documented safety program in place, yet there are still many plants without any type of mechanical integrity program. Even if your location has a program that meets regulation standards,...

  • Published on April 19, 2013

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board releases an animation of the August, 2012 incident at Chevron's Richmond, CA refinery.

  • Published on February 14, 2013

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video: “Inherently Safer: The Future of Risk Reduction”

  • Published on April 20, 2012

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video detailing a 2010 hot work accident at DuPont Buffalo.

  • Published on September 22, 2011

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video covering three accidents that occurred over a 33-hour period in 2010 at the Dupont plant in Belle, WV.

  • Published on April 1, 2011

    Marking the one year anniversary of the tragic accident at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, Washington, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a video safety message.

  • Published on March 21, 2011

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video depicting events leading to the August 28, 2008, catastrophic explosion and fire at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, WV, that fatally injured two workers and injured eight.

  • Published on February 3, 2011

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video discussing the dangers of intentionally releasing natural gas into work areas.

  • Published on June 7, 2010

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video discussing key lessons to prevent flammable vapor explosions caused by welding and cutting.

  • Published on November 9, 2009

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video discussing how improperly installed or modified pressure vessels have led to a number of serious chemical accidents.

  • Published on January 7, 2009

    As temperatures continue to drop, it's important for process plants to be prepared for the unique safety challenges of subfreezing weather, according to U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman John Bresland.

  • Published on December 19, 2008

    Refineries and chemical plants are facing serious economic difficulties but still need to maintain their focus on process safety, according to U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman John Bresland.

  • Published on July 9, 2008

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video depicting how a fire cripples a refinery after propane leaks from a frozen dead leg.

  • Published on March 21, 2008

    U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video depicts the massive explosion that killed 15 and injured 180 at the BP Texas City refinery in 2005.


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