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rooster59    2,092

Two killed as oil tanker overturns and explodes

By The Sunday Nation

 

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A driver and his helper were killed when their oil tanker burst into flames after it overturned on a road in Rayong yesterday morning.

 

Police said the accident happened on the Ban Bueng-Klaeng road in Moo 2 village in Tambon Payubnai in Rayong’s Wan Chang district. Witnessed told police that the oil tanker crashed into a motorcycle after one its tyres burst and it overturned. They saw the driver and his helper trying to climb out but the tanker burst into flames before they could escape. Police are yet to identify the two victims.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30323644

 

 
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Classic Ray    597

Petrol or other inflammable liquid tankers rarely catch fire after collisions in the U.K. or US. 

 

Are construction/safety standards for Thai tankers different to other countries?

 

i appreciate maintenance/overloading  is neglected which may explain the burst tyre, but the intrinsic safety of the fuel container should be ensured.

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Stargrazer9889    893

I was expecting  to read a story about a ship. You know an oil Tanker?

, not a truck that was carrying oil.  Sorry I forgot I was reading a Thai news

story

Geezer

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gummy    249
2 minutes ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

I was expecting  to read a story about a ship. You know an oil Tanker?

, not a truck that was carrying oil.  Sorry I forgot I was reading a Thai news

story

Geezer

Well if it was unrefined oil than it is unlikely it would have caught fire anyway.  Maybe they mean a petroleum product tanker

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Stargrazer9889    893

A Tanker is usually a ship. a tanker hauling truck. or a trailer truck hauling oil, well I guess it

may be considered as a tanker, but sorry I got confused.

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scotchonrocks    349

Reminds me of 24th Sept 1990 a day that still haunts me when 500m from where I was standing an LPG tanker exploded in which 90 souls perished. One woman known to me lives to this day, shielded by her father who protected her using his body as a shield from the radiant heat. Sadly he did not make it. RiP.

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Bangkok_gas_explosion

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Briggsy    10,531
1 hour ago, Classic Ray said:

Petrol or other inflammable liquid tankers rarely catch fire after collisions in the U.K. or US. 

 

Are construction/safety standards for Thai tankers different to other countries?

 

i appreciate maintenance/overloading  is neglected which may explain the burst tyre, but the intrinsic safety of the fuel container should be ensured.

About 6 years ago, one was involved with a collision with a vehicle on the Laem Chabang Bypass. Same result. Fireball and the tanker was completely burnt out. You could seee the flames and smoke from a long way away.

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p_brownstone    1,132
1 hour ago, Classic Ray said:

Petrol or other inflammable liquid tankers rarely catch fire after collisions in the U.K. or US. 

 

Are construction/safety standards for Thai tankers different to other countries?

 

i appreciate maintenance/overloading  is neglected which may explain the burst tyre, but the intrinsic safety of the fuel container should be ensured.

 

The vast majority of Tank Trucks in Thailand have no equipment installed to prevent a massive fuel leak if the Truck rolls over, they are simply 20 - 30,000 liter capacity tanks bolted onto a truck chassis (with maybe several separate Compartments each containing 4 - 5,000 liters of mixed Product - Diesel, various grades of Petroleum etc.). Usually they have locally made hatch covers which simply pop open under the stress of a crash or rollover.

 

Patrick

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Ace of Pop    8,737
 
The vast majority of Tank Trucks in Thailand have no equipment installed to prevent a massive fuel leak if the Truck rolls over, they are simply 20 - 30,000 liter capacity tanks bolted onto a truck chassis (with maybe several separate Compartments each containing 4 - 5,000 liters of mixed Product - Diesel, various grades of Petroleum etc.). Usually they have locally made hatch covers which simply pop open under the stress of a crash or rollover.
 
Patrick

You mean the minority surely, they are fine, sure some around villages can be iffy,but PTT ,Shell etc are not.


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p_brownstone    1,132
Just now, Ace of Pop said:


You mean the minority surely, they are fine, sure some around villages can be iffy,but PTT ,Shell etc are not.


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No I mean the majority.

 

Yes, Companies like Shell and PTT have some properly equipped Trucks of their own but not many - they use local Transport Companies extensively - these are the Trucks that are ill-equipped in the case of an accident.

 

Certainly there are some Transport Contractors who have properly equipped Trucks too, but again, not many.

 

In addition many Retail Petrol stations are individually owned and the owner often has his own locally assembled Truck to collect Product from the nearest Terminal as and when he runs low on Stock, buying or retro-fitting a Bottom Loading Truck is expensive so they try to avoid the expense.

 

Finally most Loading Terminals outside Bangkok and the 5 surrounding Provinces are still Top Loading Product, not Bottom Loading and you cannot realistically install the required Safety Equipment on a Top Loading Truck, nor can a Bottom Loading Truck be Loaded at most Terminals outside Bangkok and the 5 Provinces simply because the Terminal itself is not equipped to Bottom Load Trucks.

 

Patrick

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Moti24    501

Oil tanker!  In Thailand, that could mean anything.  If it was carrying a flammable liquid like petrol, I suspect the fumes were ignited by the driver's/helper's cigarette.  H&S only applies to "me, me, me" here.

 

However, RiP to the two guys; a horrible way to go.

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wirat69    693
2 hours ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

I was expecting  to read a story about a ship. You know an oil Tanker?

, not a truck that was carrying oil.  Sorry I forgot I was reading a Thai news

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maybe you are are trying to subotage the discussion!!??

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gandalf12    3,992
3 hours ago, Classic Ray said:

Petrol or other inflammable liquid tankers rarely catch fire after collisions in the U.K. or US. 

 

Are construction/safety standards for Thai tankers different to other countries?

 

i appreciate maintenance/overloading  is neglected which may explain the burst tyre, but the intrinsic safety of the fuel container should be ensured.

Mistky they are doubke skinned but maybe not here in Thailand. Maybe someone can throw some light on this

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sawadee1947    849
12 hours ago, rooster59 said:

after one its tyres burst

this happens quite often in this kingdom. Because of rough roads?, High temperatures? Bad quality?

Probably not but because there is no profile to be seen on the tyres since many years already. And who cares ? Mr. Nobody!:sick:

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