All posts tagged hazardous materials

Chemical Plant Protection

With the Mississippi River at its door step, Geismar Louisiana is well positioned for petrochemical facility supply chain, operations and commercial logistics. The area continues to see tremendous growth with over $20 billion in spending announced in the last few years for the Mississippi Corridor. On the request of current and potential new customers, Industrial Emergency Services opened the Geismar Fire Station in early 2015 to support customers in the area along the Mississippi Corridor. Numerous plants rely on IES to provide supplemental emergency response to augment their site-based emergency response programs. Whether providing only an incipient response or full…

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Public / Private Sector Mutual Aid Agreement Serves Major Petroleum Facility

Located outside Baton Rouge, LA a large pipeline terminal facility that stewards over 20% of the eastern U.S. fuel supply contacted IES for assistance with safety pre planning, training and response. Like other facilities, with dozens of storage tanks, underground pipelines and pump stations, Site Managers were concerned about the various emergency scenarios that could impact the facility and interrupt operations. Referred by another IES customer, the Terminal Manager contacted IES to begin assessment phase of their exposure followed developing response plans, assisting with acquisition of necessary response equipment to manage potential incidents, and to map out and manage response…

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RESPONSE SPOTLIGHT: Refinery Process Fire Response

Overview On Friday September 4th, IES was alerted about a process fire in a SEMC[1] client refining site. Upon arrival IES found four separate fires around a flange and instrumentation lines located in the process structure approximately 15 ft. above ground. Consultation with process operators onsite informed IES Responders that the product involved was hydrogen, the source lines had been isolated and those line pressures were dropping. Fortunately, operators had immediately deployed fixed monitors located around the unit as trained by IES in a recent fire response class, while a neighboring facility attempted to provide support by directing some of…

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Pipeline Emergency Pre-Planning

With numerous pipelines crossing the United States, consideration for the management of fire-related emergencies is often overlooked at unmanned remote sites. In the past, these fires were often allowed to burn themselves out once the product had been secured. This practice is costly and can potentially escalate the public sector threat and environmental impact. In addition, today’s environmental awareness and regulatory environment makes this practice unacceptable. Given the resources available for today’s safety and emergency organizations, pipeline operators should AND CAN develop an effective emergency response plan for these remote / unmanned sites that addresses regional assets, logistics, mutual aid…

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IES & Ardent Global, Marine Firefighting and Salvage Services

Fire, Medical, Rescue, HazMat As an Industrial Emergency Response resource, IES provides Fire, Medical, HazMat and Technical Rescue services that protect life, property and business continuity for the Energy, Manufacturing, Marine and other High Risk / High Value business sectors. IES maintains a skilled workforce of Medical, Rescue and Industrial & Marine Fire Response personnel who are adept at crisis management / gaining control over incident dynamics when faced with a sudden crisis, navigating an effective response plan tailored to the incident at hand, and to triage an incident scene in order to prioritize resources and to stabilize victims onsite….

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