Fires involving large petroleum storage tanks are extremely costly and complex events. Fighting them requires implementation of plans, preparation and proper use of resources coordinated by effective emergency disaster management plans. C.S. Krishnaswamy, former General Manager (R&D and Quality Control) of HPCL describe the various safety aspects of controlling fire in Oil Installations.
Every few months, we learn from television or newspaper about a major fire in an oil installation either in India or outside. A further reading of the article would reveal that the fire is invariably at the oil-tank farm of either refinery or at the storage installation. .. Read the full article in the November issue of “Safety Messenger Magazine 2014”