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The Incident

A container of peroxide jerrycans decomposed on shipping. All the material was lost.

The Investigation

A Type D organic peroxide with an SADT of 20C was being shipped in 25 kg PE Jerrycans.  These were packed inside a large container giving a shipping weight of 8500 kg.  As with all peroxide transport the packing arrangements had been photographed prior to shipping.  During the shipping all of the material decomposed.  The investigation showed that the wrong T probes had been used, the probes were in the wrong position and the temperature control system was not working correctly.

Conclusions

Lessons Learnt

The Safety system is only as good as "The Weakest Link"

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