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Warning over hydrocarbon gas fires

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) recently issued a safety alert over the correct use of refrigerants in truck air conditioning systems following an incident in which a worker sustained burns from a hydrocarbon gas fire.  While starting a haul truck, the operator reported hearing a loud bang when the air conditioning system vents blew out, followed by a flash and flame.  More…..