Feyzin LPB Storage BLEVE 1966 (English) BP Animation - Single Site Annual Licence

BP animation Feyzin

Author(s): BP

Publisher: IChemE

Released Date: 25/09/2008


By downloading this/these animation/s it is understood that you have read and will abide by the Terms and Conditions of Use

You will need the latest version of Flash Player ( to view this animation once purchased, which can be downloaded from Adobe (free of charge)

To allow more than one person to view this animation simply increase the number of single viewer licences purchased. If multiple use for groups of more than 6 people is required this is classed as in-company training and the appropriate licence must be purchased.

On 4th January 1966, at 06.40, an operator, accompanied by a laboratory technician, went to sphere 443 to take a propane sample. During the operation, the drain line suddenly cleared releasing a large quantity of liquid propane. The release could not be stopped and 18 responders were killed in the following incident.

This animation is an excellent tool for a meeting or a training session on one of the following themes (examples only, there are probably more):

  • Safe design and operations of LPG installations
  • Hazard identification
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Importance of operating procedures
  • Fire proofing
  • Layers of protection concept


This animation complements the following BP Process Safety series book also available to purchase from IChemE: Safe Handling of Light Ends


By downloading this item it is understood that you have read and will abide by the Terms and Conditions of Use  Click here to view

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).