Mangaluru, Nov 24, 2017: Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) conducted an onsite mock drill at the refinery. The exercise was conducted in the presence of District Crisis Management group including Deputy Director of Factories Boilers, Industrial Safety and Health Narendra Babu, District Fire officer Parameshwaram and Industry representatives from the neighbouring industries.
According to a press note received, the drill was conducted in Crude Distillation Unit (CDU-1), with the scenario being crude column bottom leakage and 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.
Later, a review meeting was held in the presence of CGM (I/c Refinery) M Vinayakumar, to analyse the shortcomings and lessons from the mock exercise.
In his concluding remarks, Vinayakumar assured the gathering that all positive observations will be deliberated and complied forthwith and thanked the industry representatives for having participated in the exercise.