storage tank fire

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 […]


Amuay refinery blast: at the  refinery (in the Venezuela’s largest) spread to a third storage tank as firefighters try to contain flames burning since an Aug. 25 gas explosion killed at least 48 people. Gasoline prices rallied in New York. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said two of the fires at tanks holding naphtha […]

Amuay refinery blast: 48 killed