Mangaluru: MRPL conducts on-site emergency mock drill at its refinery premises | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), Karnataka’s sole petroleum refinery conducted an on-site emergency mock drill on its Kuthethur premises on Saturday in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V and deputy director of factories Rajesh Mishrikoti. Officials from various wings of district administration and representatives from government bodies were present.
Experts from neighbouring industries assisted as observers while mutual aid agencies joined MRPL’s effort in showcasing its emergency handling capabilities. The venue of the on-site mock drill was crude distillation unit (phase -1) of MRPL. The scenario was leakage of LPG from an equipment flange. This exercise falls under the district disaster management plan. It helps the administration and government agencies evaluate emergency preparedness of industries.
MRPL demonstrated its fire emergency handling capabilities and resources during the exercise. Different departments like fire and safety, HSE, operation and maintenance of MRPL participated in the activity. Dr Rajendra witnessed the entire exercise and updated himself with various technical aspects and safety aspects related to the functioning of petroleum refineries and safety measures that are observed at such facilities.
Dr Rajendra sought clarification from MRPL about various technical details and legislative provisions about disaster mitigation and safety management inside a refinery. He expressed his appreciation to MRPL for a well-demonstrated emergency handling. Senior functionaries of MRPL led by M Venkatesh, managing director, Sanjay Varma, Rajeev Kushwah, B H V Prasad, M Elango were present along with senior employees of MRPL.
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