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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