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The Incident

The contents of 10000 litre vessel runs away at the boiling point, and a considerable (1000 litres) amount of material was ejected

The Investigation

The process outline...and errors

At around 80C, the exothermic reaction set in, cooling was poor, due to the lack of solvent, the reaction was fast due to the vastly increased concentration, and the mixture uncontrollably boiled and left the vessel.

It later transpired that the vessel was fitted with a load cell, but its use was not required...

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