Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    3:22 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Chevron Firefighters May Have gouged Pipe Back to Topics
85XJ

Champion Author
Toledo

Posts:6,953
Points:1,552,175
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:13:23 PM


The pipe that fed a huge fire at Chevron's Richmond oil refinery in August appears to have been punctured from the outside, possibly by company firefighters trying to get at a small leak before the blaze ignited, investigators said Thursday.

The 40-year-old pipe had already been weakened by the heavy sulfur content of the crude oil being pumped through it, according to a draft metallurgical report on the fire that was prepared for federal and state investigators
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Chevron-firefighters-may-have-gouged-pipe-4166310.php#ixzz2H1n8v3xx
Visit San Francisco Chronicle for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
DanMtz
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:5,032
Points:1,578,890
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:46:49 AM

It still seems to me that step one should have been to shut down flow through the pipe.
Profile Pic
Zing20
All-Star Author Fresno

Posts:982
Points:447,620
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:22:22 PM

That fire was one of the causes of gas skyrocketing in CA this past summer
Profile Pic
bwp9970
Veteran Author Alabama

Posts:369
Points:528,445
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:10:05 PM

Ok
Profile Pic
skinsfan125
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:2,414
Points:517,930
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:24:53 PM

man im glad i dont live in california.
Profile Pic
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:48,833
Points:2,708,740
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:38:56 PM

regs slowing upgrades are a primary cause
Profile Pic
Jkent1953
Champion Author Salt Lake City

Posts:3,665
Points:774,405
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 3:16:41 PM

If only California would permit upgrades and refurbishing.
Profile Pic
Discovery02
Champion Author Colorado Springs

Posts:5,710
Points:636,120
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:10:55 PM

Ooops.
Profile Pic
ErnieK9LO
Champion Author North Dakota

Posts:3,965
Points:793,270
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:07:46 PM

Again bad operating practices
Profile Pic
mastermariner
Champion Author Texas

Posts:11,389
Points:809,710
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:50:01 PM

Humane error
Profile Pic
bicycler
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:14,815
Points:2,598,445
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:42:26 PM

Looks like a company error
Profile Pic
oilfreak
All-Star Author Houston

Posts:723
Points:39,210
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:37:11 PM

Looks like it's time to upgrade the refinery there.
Post a reply Back to Topics