Yearly Archives: 2013


A boilover type of fire refers to an extremely hazardous situation where an attempt is made to extinguish semi-enclosed oil or petrochemical fueled fire with water. The hazard results due to the difference in density between oil and water.   Boilover is also common in the home as a chip […]

Boilover

Blaze hits Marathon Texas City refinery storage tank. A fire broke out on Thursday afternoon on a storage tank pump at Marathon Petroleum Corp’s 451,000 barrel per day Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, which was owned by BP Plc. Bruce Clawson, Texas City emergency management coordinator, confirmed there was a blaze and storage […]

Blaze hits Marathon Texas City refinery storage tank