|Document ID (ISN)||62638|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||The fire at Allied Colloids Limited
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk C010 6FS, United Kingdom, 1993. iv, 45p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: GBP 9.00.
||A report of the HSE's investigation into the fire at Allied Colloids Ltd., Low Moor, Bradford, United Kingdom on 21 July 1992. The fire was preceded by the rupture of some azodiisobutyronitrile (AZDN) containers which were accidentally heated by an adjacent steam condensate pipe. The released AZDN came into contact with oxidizing agents causing delayed ignition followed by a series of explosions and an intense fire. The investigation showed the incident to be an example of a number of apparently unrelated errors, omissions and failures resulting in a major fire that had serious safety, environmental and financial consequences.
||United Kingdom; fire hazards; azobisisobutyronitrile; chemical plant; explosion hazards; warehouses
||flammable substances; oxidizing substances; neighbourhood populations; environmental pollution; report on investigation; accident descriptions
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Storage and warehousing