Review the case study linked below about an incident that involved fatal fires from chemicals within the Tesoro facility. This link with take you to a web page that has a number of resources regarding this incident, including a very interesting video and final report.
U.S. Chemical Safety and Investigative Board. (2014). Tesoro Refinery fatal explosion and fire. Retrieved from http://www.csb.gov/assets/1/7/Tesoro_Anacortes_2014-May-01.pdf
In your own words, describe the chemical processes and why operators thought the process was controlled. Describe high temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA). What are some of the issues that resulted in high temperature hydrogen attack on the heat exchangers? What could have been done to prevent the incident, and to decrease the number of fatalities? How might this knowledge be useful for individuals involved in emergency response operations? Note: An occasional short quote is okay. However, do not forget to use quotation marks if you quote.
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