A global manufacturer of paper and building materials had a minor explosion at one of their Southern U.S. plants. CEC Combustion Safety was contacted to test and inspect the site of the event, which lead to an investigation that highlighted numerous gaps in equipment, personnel, and NFPA 86 (standard for ovens and furnaces) compliance across all sites.
A Fortune 500 packaged foods company experienced a devastating and deadly explosion during the installation and commissioning of new combustion equipment. The explosion killed 6 people, sent over 70 people to the hospital, damaged 100,000 square feet of the plant and released 18,000 pounds of ammonia into the atmosphere.
A leading producer of steel in the United States, Canada and Europe had a furnace explode at their Northeastern U.S. facility. The explosion damaged process equipment and injured numerous people; drawing corporate leader’s attention towards safety for their entire operations.
A multinational automaker had a large boiler explosion that resulted in loss of life, injury and extensive damage. As corporate leadership & governing agencies sought to prevent such tragedies from occurring again, a mandate was imposed company-wide to utilize a third-party vendor to provide training at all plants, as well as to inspect every boiler at all of their North American facilities for the next 3 years.