Case Studies training courses will present various incidents in fertilizer industry detailing the incident causes, consequences, and lessons learned. This training series introduce a process safety analysis of each incident and the impact in Operational Excellence program.
This incident is related to fire caused by a gas leak at the outlet flange of the methanator feed heater leading to a jet fire impinging on a pipe followed by explosion. The instrument cables and other hardware were damaged forcing a plant shutdown.
Similar leaks, in the same location was noticed by us in other ammonia plants leading to development of this training course.