The biggest one I remember was Florida Gas Transmission while at GIE. I think it was station 11 in Alabama.
During a unit blowdown, lightning struck the unit vent stack and ignited.
Might have burned out on it’s own, except for the panic it created.
There were several units there. Some one hit the station ESD and a station blowdown began. The other unit vents, and the station vent, were right next to the unit vent on fire.
When the pressure dropped enough and the flow slowed down, the fire had already spread.
Eventually it took out all three main pipelines crossing the yard.
One of the more memorable pictures was where a 36 inch valve seat had flown through the air, slicing a near perfect semi-circle out of a large tree, hundreds (thousand?) feet from the valve location.
Rudichuck had been on site of a previous one with the infamous crooked E. It was a big ball of fire but went out very quick with minimal damage. I cannot remember the pipeline.
on FGT, were doing an expansion a year or so later. The pictures they had of the fire were something else. I remember the local fire department made the mistake of trying to fight the fire before it spread to the pipelines themselves. They had to buy a new fire truck but no one was seriously hurt.
News said that Columbia Gas has been sited for safety violations several times. That’s gonna hurt.