Preventing Fires at Asphalt Facilities

This article reports on a fire prevention seminar sponsored by the Asphalt Institute Health, Safety and Environment committee, held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The seminar featured Bob Benedetti, a Principal Flammable Liquids engineer from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Fire Protection Specialist Tom Lonyo from Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) Health, Environment, Safety, and Security component. Benedetti covered an overview of the NFPA, focusing on the NFPA 30 document (Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code) and how it applies to asphalt facilities. NFPA 30 covers fire and explosion prevention and risk control; storage of liquids in containers; storage of liquids in tanks; piping systems; processing facilities; bulk loading and unloading; and wharves. Lonyo’s portion of the program summarized Marathon’s fire prevention strategies and the community outreach program they sponsor in communities where they operate. Lonyo emphasized Marathon’s focus on creating relationships with local emergency responders, neighboring businesses, and residents in order to be more proactive in emergency situations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 25-27
  • Serial:
    • Asphalt
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Asphalt Institute
    • ISSN: 0004-4954

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2016 1:21PM