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Re: Fire at Guinness factory
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 11:49:06 AM »
At least there weren't any injuries and/or casualties. Sounds like it's under control.
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Re: Fire at Guinness factory
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 12:33:13 PM »
"...contain the blaze before it spread to the ammonia plant at the site"


Why does Guinness have an ammonia plant on site, is the question we should be asking ???
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Re: Fire at Guinness factory
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 03:17:38 PM »
"...contain the blaze before it spread to the ammonia plant at the site"


Why does Guinness have an ammonia plant on site, is the question we should be asking ???

It is used as a refrigerant:
http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/?p=1611
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Re: Fire at Guinness factory
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 08:18:39 AM »
Well, at least they should now have an enormous supply of roast barley.
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Re: Fire at Guinness factory
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 08:27:26 AM »
It actually could have been worse.
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/My-goodness-My-Guinness-brewery-almost-blew-up-79911012.html

"Warehouse controller Noel Doolan said a  major explosion was narrowly avoided as there were unused tanks of flammable substances in the warehouse very near the fire.

He stated  the adjoining building contained all the high pressure gases needed  for the brewing process and there were fears the building could go up."Half the quays would have gone if that had gone up,"he stated referring to the Dublin dockside area beside the brewery."

Glad they got it contained. Buy your Guinness early (like NOW) for St. Pats day. I'll bet prices are going up!
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Re: Fire at Guinness factory
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 01:59:01 PM »
I work with a guy from Belfast.  I told him this news and he looked like I just told him his dog got run over.  Any other building in Ireland and people would have just shrugged it off..."oh thats a bloody shame", but mess with the Guinness Brewery and the whole country gasps.