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Pyrophoric materials create fire and explosion hazard

There have been several explosions involving pyrophoric materials in storage tanks. It's important to take preventive measures when emptying tanks or vessels, or when opening equipment and piping for inspections and maintenance.

This bulletin explains how pyrophoric materials can form in tanks. It also describes how to prevent the explosions that can occur when pyrophoric iron sulfide is exposed to oxygen.

Publication Date: Nov 2016 File type: PDF (134 KB) Asset type: Safety Bulletin Reference: WS 2016-13