Flixborough disaster By: Paradigma Carlo Giovanni. Picture taken 5 days after the Nypro Flixborough Disaster which happened on June 1, Pic by George Schofield, of Barrow-on-Humber. 1 June is the 40th anniversary of the Flixborough disaster, an explosion at a chemical plant sited on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire.

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Fires continued on-site for more than ten days. We were between editions and cleared as much space as disasetr could to cover it. Outside the works injuries and damage were widespread. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The inquiry identified difficulties at various stages of the accident development in the 8-inch hypothesis, their cumulative effect being considered to be such that the report concluded that overall the inch hypothesis involving ‘a single event of low probability’ was more credible than the 8-inch hypothesis depending upon ‘a succession of events, most of which are improbable’.

Construction of the plant had required planning permission approval by the local council; while “an interdepartmental procedure enabled planning authorities to call upon the advice of Her Majesty’s Factory Inspectorate when considering applications for new developments which might involve a major hazard” [27] there was no requirement for them to do sosince the council had not recognised the hazardous nature of the plant [3] they had not called for flixborogh. My grandfather in Grimsby heard the explosion disster thought it was very strange thunder.

Flixborough, 1 June It was so informative, we had an argument about whether to focus on the disaster itself or the possible causes of it.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms flixbogough Use and Privacy Policy. Now pipe-lines are much larger and the amount of gas or liquid that can leak out is much greater. This resulted in disastsr escape of a large quantity of cyclohexane. Advertorial Special Features Flamingo Land has something for everyone The report also commented on matters to be covered by the Advisory Committee on Major Hazards. For major modifications this would include an ‘operability study’ ; for minor modifications a checklist-based safety assessment was to be used, indicating what aspects would be affected, flixbotough for each aspect giving a statement of the expected effect.


The plant was re-built but cyclohexanone was now produced by hydrogenation of phenol Nypro proposed to produce the hydrogen from LPG; [7] in the absence of timely advice from the Health and Safety Executive HSE planning permission for storage of te LPG at Flixborough was initially granted subject to HSE approval, but HSE objected [8] ; as a result of a subsequent collapse in the price of nylon it closed flixbofough a few years later. Many of those Royal Air Force personal at the dance went to help and the local nurses that were there returned to their posts at Lincoln Hospital to help flixvorough with the emergency.

This nitrate stress corrosion cracking was believed to have been due to the practice of spraying nitrate-treated cooling water as a means for diluting and dispersing small leaks. Retrieved 7 July Failings in technical measures A plant modification occurred without a full assessment of the potential consequences. Retrieved 1 July Abnormal pressures and liquor flixborougn resulting from this it was argued could have triggered failure of the inch bypass. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size.

Some two months before the disaster, a crack was found in one of the reactors.

The cyclohexane oxidation process is still operated in much the same plant design in the Far East. Ten years after the tragedy the people of Flixborough stood in the churchyard and remembered the men who had been lost. The massive explosion destroyed the plant. It had jack-knifed completely disater the lower mitre joint and apparently collided violently with the plinth after being projected forcibly downwards.

The fires burned for several days and after ten days those that still raged were hampering the rescue work. No drawing of the proposed modification was produced.

Immediately after this disaster occurred, UK government ordered that a formal investigation be carried out by a Court of Inquiry, consisted of a panel of experts. The initial site investigation had revealed a 50in. Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe United make their first summer signing. It has never been recovered but the plinth it stood on, with a plaque listing all those who died that day, can still be found outside the church.


An attempt to restart the plant was made at 4: Cast in bronzeit showed mallards alighting on water. We used to have one ship alongside and one flixboroughh two waiting in the Humber to come up the Trent on flixboriugh tide.

Is this page useful? Mon 2 Jan at 8: When this met an ignition source probably a furnace at a nearby hydrogen production plant [B] there was a massive fuel-air dizaster.

Flixborough (Nypro UK) Explosion 1st June 1974

Images of the disaster were soon shown on television, filmed by BBC and Yorkshire Television filmstock news crews who had been covering the Appleby-Frodingham Gala in Disastfr that afternoon. All modifications were to be supported by a formal safety assessment.

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Fun stuff 10 fun party games to bring in the New Year’s Eve A list of ten games to get the party started. Occasionally, a large disaster can occur as a result of hot gas spouting to another piece of equipment, such as the gas that leaked from the 50in. Speculation followed about the source of the flixborouvh, but then there was a radio message to the gala venue that all emergency services were needed elsewhere.

We hired an aircraft from Biggin Hill for aerial photos and hit the phones. In flixborrough absence of inch nominal bore pipe mm DNinch nominal bore pipe mm DN was used to fabricate the bypass flixborouth for linking reactor 4 outlet to reactor 6 inlet. HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health.