Explosion and fire at Alon Big Spring Refinery

According to published news reports, there has been an explosion and fire at the Alon Refinery in Big Spring, TX. Apparently four persons were injured, at least one severely. No fatalities have been reported. The cause of the incident is not yet known. As most of us in the process industries know, this strikes pretty close to home. Especially since the editorial staff of Control met and  talked with several Big Spring employees at last year's Honeywell User Group Americas meeting in Phoenix in June. The Big Spring refinery has been doing some innovative things with Honeywell One Wireless, and we continue to have in our multimedia library video and podcasts about Alon's wireless efforts. We wish all of the employees and families of the Big Spring refinery the very best in this difficult time.