Refinery Safety: Explosion And Fire At Carson Refinery

No injuries reported.

We’re glad to hear that no one was hurt as a 1-ton sulfur tank exploded at Tesoro’s Carson refinery. Operating at a capacity of 380 Mbpd, it is one of the largest refineries on the West Coast.

In this case, the insulation in the tank caught fire after the dissipation of the contained sulfur. Local authorities ordered a “shelter-in-place” for anyone within a quarter mile of the facility.

That order was lifted early in the evening.

As always, we’re relieved to hear of no injuries – a testament to the effectiveness of modern refinery safety protocols. Saving lives and improving refinery safety are some of the main motivating factors here at AIS, we’re proud to be a part of this modern era of safety-conscious refining.

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