News & Updates » Four workers injured in an air compressor explosion in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra
28 June 2016
Four workers suffered serious injuries after the air compressor at the Khemisati Dying Company where they are employed exploded. The plant is located in Bhiwandi. The explosion sent the workers flying, causing waist injuries and caused the windows to shatter as well. We contacted and confirmed with the entity that it was an air compressor of a reputed multinational brand which they were using since 1993. Fortunately, the victims of the accident have been identified and they were rushed to a nearby hospital, the victims have undergone treatment and are back to their job.
According to the Police Sub Inspector of Bhiwandi Taluka Police Station, Sheetal Bamane, “We reached the spot after receiving call about the explosion in air compressor which was installed in the dying unit. Usually around 300 people work in the unit every day, but as it was a holiday, most of them were not present there. The victims suffered serious hand and waist injuries , they had been taken to Ashirwad Hospital in Bhiwandi where their treatment was done. We will register a case after completed panchnama of the facility.”
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What are the reasons that an air tank or air receiver can blast?
Please buy the right industrial compressor with sturdy tanks and please do regular maintenance checks to the safety valve and pressure switch. While buying an air compressor or standalone air receiver please ensure that the tanks have the right thickness on their shell and dish sides and are well tested supported by a test certificate. Please note that there is a set thickness chart for desired working pressure in co-relation with the size of the air receiver. Also please note that an air receiver should be tested for at least 1.6 times higher than the set working pressure.
Apart from the above on a regular basis check whether your safety valve and pressure switch is working correctly and the compressor is switching off or going on unload at the right pressure.