Mercifully, serious incidents in the process industries are few and far between. Sadly, however, when they do happen, they're devastating. Consider Flixborough back in 1974, Piper Alpha in the North Sea in 1988 and, much more recently, Buncefield and BP Texas City. So it's against this background that we now operate chemical, petrochemical and similar hazardous process plants in tightly regulated environments.

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