Thank you for the thorough update, Lauren, and thank you to the CSB for the important conclusions from this incident.
Though the incident is related to a process stream that contained HF, all process practitioners need to consider potential corrosion and erosion issues for their process streams in their equipment. Proper corrosion studies on the appropriate process streams along with equipment inspections need to be performed in order to protect everyone (workers, neighbors, and the environment) from potentially catastrophic equipment failures. Also be sure to consider potential process upset conditions which could create different corrosion scenarios.
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