A terminal is defined as all the equipment and facilities (mainly tanks, pipes, and pumps) used to receive, store, and deliver liquid products.
The hallmark of coastal terminals is that they are connected to the sea, next to ports, by pipelines so that products can be delivered by ship. In this sense, they are of strategic importance for the national economic system. At terminals, no production activities are carried out and products are simply stored in tanks.
There are different types of coastal terminals. We are a coastal terminal for bulk chemicals and petrochemicals.
A total of 40 direct and 30 indirect employees work at our facilities every day. They are specialised workers employed under permanent contracts and receive ongoing training on health, safety, and environmental issues.
If we also consider the customs agents, technicians and carriers who work with us on a steady basis, about 70 people are involved in our regular day to day operations.
Nothing! We only store and market chemicals and petrochemicals.
We mainly store liquid products that are used in the pharmaceutical industry, the agro-technical industry, the plastics industry, and in the productions of paints, thinners, glues, and other products. Since the end of 2010, we have also been authorised to store mineral oils including biodiesel of vegetable origin and lubricating oils.
The flash point of a material is the “lowest liquid temperature at which, under certain standardized conditions, a liquid gives off vapours in a quantity such as to be capable of forming an ignitable vapour/air mixture”.
Based on their flash point, flammable liquids are divided into different categories.
The inspections carried out in our premises are regular and of various types: both internal and by third parties, both on the facilities and on the conduct of the people working there.
We are subject to ongoing monitoring by:
In addition, the following are carried out:
We manage atmospheric emissions in compliance with the Single Environmental Authorisation issued by the Metropolitan City of Genoa.
This Authorisation requires that the emissions produced are conveyed to a state-of-the-art emission abatement plant and that the efficiency of this plant is continuously monitored.
The results of the various inspections are submitted to the competent authorities (Genoa Metropolitan City and ARPAL).
The main measures we take to prevent accidents are:
In terms of prevention, the main measures taken are:
To prevent pollution in the event of accidental spillage of products:
Operational precautions are essentially aimed at preventing the occurrence of spills, fires and explosions and consist mainly of:
Organisational and procedural measures are taken to reduce the risk of plant operating errors causing accidents. This is achieved by adopting regular training, education and information programmes defined in the Integrated Management System.
From the calculations made in the Safety Report, screened, and approved by the Regional Technical Committee of the National Fire Department, the credible effects of a possible, unlikely major accident would remain within the plant’s boundaries.
Yes, there is an External Emergency Plan drawn up by the Prefecture of Genoa. Pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 334 of 17.8.1999, the mayor is obliged to inform the population of the risks of major accidents associated with certain hazardous substances present in facilities located in the municipal area.
No, we do not move or store gas. The possibility of an accident like the one that happened in Viareggio would be related to the transit on the Genoa-Ventimiglia line of rail tankers containing LPG that have nothing to do with our activity.
No, Attilio Carmagnani ‘AC’ S.p.A. is a family-owned company owned by the founder’s descendants, Carmagnani, Bonetti and Rossi, while Superba belongs to the PIR Group, Petrolifera Italo Romanian of Bologna.
As stated on the Porto Petroli di Genova S.p.A. website, Carmagnani’s and Superba’s chemical products together make up just 2% of the total products handled by Porto Petroli.
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