Current Critical Safety Issues

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The Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium is a group of leading companies and universities involved with process industries that have jointly invested in research and development to create knowledge, tools and products designed to prevent, detect and mitigate abnormal situations that affect process safety in the control operations environment.
According to ARC Process Safety Worldwide Outlook – Market Analysis and forecast through 2014 -"Honeywell's commitment to plant operational safety extends beyond the confines of traditional safety system boundaries. Honeywell continues its leadership in the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) consortium. ASM related products and services include User Alert, Asset Manager, Alarm Configuration Manager, Alarm Management, Event Analyst, Operations Management Pro, and Early Event Detection to prevent incidents from occurring in the first place. Honeywell's leadership position in process control for oil & gas, refining, and petrochemical industries allows them to leverage their safety systems sales in those areas."
The ASM Consortium provides a news feed of process safety related incidents worldwide. ControlGlobal.com has been given permission to reproduce that newsfeed here.

  • Sep 15, Salem, N.Y. --It took crews four hours to put out a blaze at the Cargill Facility in Salem. It started around midnight Sunday on the fourth floor.
    Source: WRGB
  • Sep 17- Firefighters from Frenchtown and Monroe Townships and the City of Monroe doused a liquid asphalt holding tank that caught fire at the Michigan Paving & Materials’ plant at the Port of Monroe Tuesday evening that sent large plumes of black smoke into the air.
    Source: Monroe News
  • Sep 17- The cause of a fire that burned through the roof of a large building at Sanimax’s Bassett Street campus last week remains unknown, authorities said.
    Source: hngnews.com
  • Sep 16, FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A severe explosion at a Flagstaff plant has left four workers burned. The workers were rushed to the hospital and one is reported to be in critical condition.
    Source: FOX 10 News Phoenix
  • Sep 17- An "accidental" fire at Ray Nixon Power Plant prompted a brief evacuation of employees Wednesday but the generators were not shut down, Colorado Springs Utilities officials confirmed.
    Source: Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Sep 17- Moscow firefighters work atop the steam plant at the University of Idaho to mop up after a fire threatened the structure Tuesday.
    Source: Lewiston Morning Tribune
  • Sep 17- TWIN FALLS – Twin Falls firefighters responded to Charmac Trailers twice on Tuesday. The first was for a small fire about 3:30 p.m. when heavy smoke came out of a ventilation unit behind an automotive paint booth.
    Source: Magicvalley.com
  • Sep 17- Quick work by employees knocked down a fire at the former Dana Corporation plant on Williamsburg Pike.
    Source: Pal-Item
  • Sep 16- TNA reported that the furnace of Iran's Keyvan Ardakan Steel Plant, located in central province of Yazd, exploded on Saturday night, causing huge financial losses.
    Source: Steel Guru
  • Sep 16- NIGHT shift staff at a recycling centre escaped a blaze in the early hours of this morning.
    Source: Sunderland Echo
  • Sep 17- Firefighters from Frenchtown and Monroe Townships and the City of Monroe doused a liquid asphalt holding tank that caught fire at the Michigan Paving & Materials’ plant at the Port of Monroe Tuesday evening that sent large plumes of black smoke into the air.
    Source: Monroe Evening News
  • Sep 16- An engineer who was called to fix a defect at a chemical waste plant which then exploded has died of his injuries – six days after the huge blast near Bremen.
    Source: The Local.de
  • Sep 16- North Dakota state regulators said a minor spill at an Oasis Petroleum-operated site in Mountrail County has been mostly cleaned up.
    Source: Upstream
  • Sep 16- Moscow Volunteer Fire Department personnel responded to a structure fire around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on top of a silo at the University of Idaho Steam Plant.
    Source: Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  • Sep 15- A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.
    Source: Chem.info
  • Sep 15- Four people were burned Sunday evening in a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff, authorities said.
    Source: azcentral.com
  • Sep 14- An electrical fire Wednesday at Rawlings Sporting Goods, Washington, forced the warehouse to close for 2 1/2 hours.
    Source: The Missourian
  • Sep 14- The furnace of Iran's Keyvan Ardakan Steel Plant, located in central province of Yazd, exploded on Saturday night, causing huge financial losses.
    Source: Trend.az
  • Sep 12- FIREFIGHTERS have been called after an explosion at Coryton Power Station.
    Source: Echo
  • Sep 10- A fire at Duke Energy Progress' Sutton Plant early Wednesday was quickly extinguished by the building's fire extinguisher system, an official said.
    Source: Star News Online
  • Sep 11- A fire at a refinery operated by Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras left six workers injured in Sao Paulo state on Thursday but operations were continuing normally, the company said.
    Source: Reuters
  • Sep 10- An electrical fire in laundry equipment at the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant Wednesday morning was put out quickly, but plant operators summoned firefighters under standard operating procedures, Duke Energy said.
    Source: News Observer
  • Aug 29- The explosion of a gas pipeline in Subang, West Java, killed three and severely injured seven others on August 28, according to the Jakarta Post.
    Source: HazardEx
  • Sep 9- A powerful explosion heard from kilometers away has rocked a chemical plant near Bremen, in northern Germany.
    Source: RT
  • Sep 8- Explosions rocked through areas of Hoyt and melted the siding of City Hall Monday evening after an industrial plant caught fire, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Source: Topeka Capital Journal