Relatives of people killed in one of britain's worst industrial accidents will pause to remember their loved ones on its 30th anniversary twenty-eight people died in the explosion at the nypro chemical plant in flixborough on 1 june 1974. Incident summary: flixborough case history building process safety culture topics: process safety culture it appears your web browser is not configured to display pdf files download adobe acrobat or click here to download the pdf file click here to download the pdf file. Wwwichemeorg.
The flixborough disaster was an explosion at a chemical plant close to the the fuel-air explosion was estimated to be equivalent to 15 tonnes of tnt and it. The flixborough disaster was an explosion at nypro chemical plant close to the village of flixborough (near scunthorpe), humberside formally lindsey, lincolnshire (now north lincolnshire), england. Flixborough, 1 june 1974 may 31, 2014 filed in journals & publications 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.
The flixborough explosion was the largest-ever peacetime explosion in the uk there were 28 fatalities as well as near-complete destruction on the 24 ha plant an official court of inquiry was immediately established and charged with the responsibility of determining the cause(s) of the disaster and the lessons to be learnt. The flixborough disaster carries several lessons to contemporary engineers the first lesson learnt is the importance of conducting complete testing of various modifications in machines or processes the engineers at the flixborough plant did not conduct a full assessment of using the 20-inch bypass, and this endangered the lives of other. On the 5th may 2015 the dan fighter (1988, 1,260 dwt) heads up the river trent to flixborough as the h&s fairness (2012, 2,980 dwt) heads downstream from flixborough to duisburg. Disaster blast at flixborough: a massive blast ripped apart on entire village late on saturday afternoon, ist june 1974 at least 29 people died and 100 houses were wrecked when an explosion shook the nypro chemical plant at the lincolnshire village of flixborough 3,000 people were evacuated as firemen tried to prevent an escape of poisonous gas from ammonia tanks, seven miles away in.
§mr madel i am sure the house is grateful to the minister for his lengthy statement and for the fact that the government have not hesitated to make a statement now that they have had the report of the court of inquiry into the flixborough disaster. The flixborough disaster was an explosion at a chemical plant close to the village of flixborough (near scunthorpe), humberside (now north lincolnshire), england, on 1 june 1974 it killed 28 people and seriously injured 36. Additional hazards that may be introduced which need to be considered are fire, explosion and loss of containment changes may affect other parts of the plant which may be quite remote from the source of the change. Flixborough disaster 1974 june 1st the chemical works, owned by nypro uk (a joint venture between dutch state mines (dsm) and the british national coal board (ncb)) had originally produced fertiliser from by-products of the coke ovens of a nearby steelworks.
Flixborough (nypro uk) explosion 1st june 1974 accident summary at about 16:53 hours on saturday 1 june 1974 the nypro (uk) site at flixborough was severely damaged by a large explosion. Figure 42flixborough: the disaster and its aftermath 42 is a primary yielding range the shape of the bellows is asymmetric9) 648 (93 resulted in a determined axial stiffness the ﬁnal stage pressures in psig 7 of snedden. A church service has taken place to mark the 40th anniversary of the flixborough explosion the disaster at nypro chemical plant, near scunthorpe, lincolnshire, left 28 people dead and 36 more.