An automotive manufacturer began an extremely focused safety program for all gas-fired equipment used in space heating and hot water production at their complex of office and research facilities housing more than 10,000 employees within 2,000,000 sq. ft of property. Since most sites were not conducting testing of safety shut-off valves, safety relief valves, interlocks, or establishing consistent checklists or procedures, the risk of an event was high.
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 multinational automaker had a large boiler explosion that resulted in loss of life, injury and extensive damage. As corporate leadership as well as 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.