Mangaluru

MRPL conducts mock safety drill

The mock drill being conducted at Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. on Thursday.

The mock drill being conducted at Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. on Thursday.  

The 30-minute exercise included fire-fighting and cooling operations

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) on Thursday conducted an on-site mock exercise in the refinery to check preparedness to handle emergencies.

The drill was conducted in the presence of District Disaster Management group including Narendra Babu, Deputy Director of Factories, Mangaluru.

The mock drill was conducted in Oil Movement and Storage area FB7004D ATF tank, with the scenario being aviation turbine fuel leakage from the tank and a fire.

The mock drill continued for about 30 minutes during which fire fighting and cooling operation were carried out and readiness of the industry for handling any such emergencies was established, said a release from MRPL. Later a review meeting was held in the presence of M. Vinayakumar, GGM (Refinery), MRPL, to analyse the shortcomings and lessons from the mock exercise.

Mr. Babu, District Fire Officer Mohammad Zulfikar Nayas, Vijay Kumar, DDP, District Disaster Management Group, who witnessed the drill, complimented MRPL for the fire-fighting and emergency handling abilities showcased during the drill. Industry representatives from HPCL, PMHBL, BASF, MCF also spoke.

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Vinayakumar told the gathering that all positive observations will be deliberated.

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