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Disastrous Dinners: Boston Molasses Flood

Disastrous Dinners: Boston Molasses Flood
  • Date From 15th January 2019
  • Date To 15th January 2019
  • Price Free Entry
  • Location Behind The Wall, 14 Melville St, Falkirk FK1 1HZ

The Boston Molasses Flood occurred 100 years ago and resulted in 21 deaths, mostly from suffocation or crushing. A 27m diameter molasses tank suddenly ruptured resulting in a 8m high wave of molasses racing out and trapping pedestrians and passers by. This talk will consider the design, construction and testing of the tank as well as the tank's Design Operating Envelope and will seek to identify lessons for today.

Disastrous Dinners is a series of talks focusing on an accident or disaster and what can be learnt from it. After the presentation will be a social dinner and drinks along with lots of time to continue the discussion.


Sue Walker, Forties Pipeline System (FPS)

Sue is a graduate of Strathclyde University and has worked as a process engineer for the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) for more than 18 years. Before that, she spent time working in consultancy and worked for ExxonMobil at Mossmorran. 


18:30 arrival with a 19:00 start till 19:30. 

There is an optional social dinner after 19:30.


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Attendees will be required to purchase their own food and drink.

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