Monthly Archives: January 2011

San Bruno metallurgical report

The US National Transporation Safety Board has recently released a detailed metallurgical report on the pipe that failed in the San Bruno disaster.  It is long and comprehensive and so far I’ve only scanned it very briefly (still catching up … Continue reading

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Record keeping update

Quite an interesting article here from a San Francisco newspaper.  It highlights the difficulty and cost of finding and reviewing the information required by the NTSB as mentioned in my previous post. The preliminary estimate is that over 700 km … Continue reading

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Record keeping

The US National Transportation Safety Board has issued another press release on the the San Bruno failure.  It includes seven recommendations, most of them urgent.  I’ll highlight a couple: To PG&E (the pipeline owner):  “Aggressively and diligently search for all … Continue reading

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