February 3, 2009 | Dave Janney

More on Utah Refinery Fire




“Workers told investigators they could see the tank venting fumes for three weeks before the tank’s seals were replaced — and that vapors continued to escape after the repair job.”

“Investigators plan to take measurements to see if the 30-year-old tank was “out of round,” or deformed, and unable to hold a seal.”

I don’t know if these things in the article are true; only the final investigation can tell us that.  What I do know is that we have all heard stories like this before.  If you are interested in learning more about equipment troubleshooting, attend an Equifactor® course – here is the schedule:


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