Refinery Explosion Case Study

A case study of the 2005 BP refinery explosion in Texas City, TX. This animated video illustrates the events and circumstances leading up to a catastrophic explosion. Contributing factors included inadequate level and safety instrumentation, as well as breakdowns in safety monitoring and standard operating procedures. This video, courtesy of the Chemical Safety Board (, is an excellent educational reference, and should be viewed by engineering, maintenance, and plant management personnel everywhere.

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Coronavirus Update

To our valued customers,

During this difficult time, we wanted to let you know that Power Specialties is adhering to all federal, state and local guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, Power Specialties has invested in and embraced technology that allows us to fully function remotely.  Sales Engineers, Customer Service and Accounting have all been set up and working remotely as of Tuesday March 24th and we remain available to help in any way.  Our systems are fully functioning, thanks to awesome IT and telephony staff.

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or needs that you may have.

Thank you for your continued business and please stay safe.

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