Buncefield: five years on

Davidson, Peter
January 2011
Process Engineering;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the safety condition of the petroleum industry in Great Britain after the Buncefield accident in December 2005. According to the author, several oil and gas companies have implemented safety standards to their respective fuel storage terminal and process control system. Furthermore, the petroleum companies have implemented Safety Integrity Level 1 to their storage terminals.


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