TERMINALS The application of process safety principles to the storage terminal sector is progressing apace but different approaches are being taken around the world. FETSA’s annual meeting heard about recent progress from several stakeholders
CONFERENCE REPORT Most trade associations perform a Janus-like function, on the one hand disseminating news and information to their members and on the other lobbying on behalf of members to legislators. BADGP’s annual meeting shows both of those functions off in a single day
TERMINALS It might be thought that there was nothing left to be said about the 2005 Buncefield explosion, but the end of criminal proceedings has allowed some more information to come into the public domain
CONFERENCE REPORTThe Buncefield incident continues to dominate discussions in the UK tank storage sector. The necessary changes to operations informed most of the presentations at this year’s TSA conference
SPILL PREVENTION Going to the expense of getting an outsider to carry out a spill risk assessment can pay off through better prevention, lower insurance costs and fewer fines, says Andrew Lawrence from UK specialist Empteezy
The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Environment Agency (EA) announced last month they were to commence prosecutions against five companies following the massive explosion at the Buncefield oil storage depot in Hertfordshire in December 2005.