MRPL conducted an onsite mock drill at its refinery

MRPL conducted an onsite mock drill at its refinery

April 11: An onsite mock drill was  conducted by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) at its refinery in the presence of District Disaster Management Unit including Narendra Babu, Deputy Director of Factories, Mangalore.
The scenario of the mock drill was aviation turbine fuel leakage from the tank and Fire and was conducted at Oil Movement and Storage area FB7004D ATF tank. This continued for about 30 minutes during which fire fighting and cooling operations were carried out and the readiness of the industry for handling any such emergencies was established.

A review meeting was held to analyse the shortcomings and lessons from the mock exercise in the presence of M Vinayakumar, GGM (I/c Refinery), MRPL. Narendra Babu, Deputy Director of Factories, Mohammad Zulfikar Nayas, District Fire Officer and Vijay Kumar, DDP, DDMA from DC Office, who were present during the mock drill complimented MRPL for the excellent fire-fighting and emergency handling abilities showcased. Industry representatives from HPCL, PMHBL, BASF, MCF also spoke and mentioned their observations.
M Vinayakumar, GGM I/C Refinery, MRPL  in his concluding remarks, assured the gathering that all positive observations will be deliberated and complied forthwith and thanked the industry representatives for having participated in the exercise.

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