Kerosene leak at the Garching campus

July 21, 2021

Pumping station at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Kerosene leak at the Garching campusA larger amount of kerosene has leaked in an annex building of the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the Garching campus in the course of renovation work.Last week, a company was commissioned by the State Construction Office to renew a pumping station that pumps kerosene from a tank in the annex building into research facilities of the department when needed for propulsion research.On Monday, a TUM employee discovered that kerosene was leaking from the system.TUM immediately informed the company, which then stopped the leak.TUM is currently working with all parties involved and relevant authorities to investigate causes and possible consequences of the incident.

Pumping station at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Kerosene leak at the Garching campus

A larger amount of kerosene has leaked in an annex building of the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the Garching campus in the course of renovation work. Last week, a company was commissioned by the State Construction Office to renew a pumping station that pumps kerosene from a tank in the annex building into research facilities of the department when needed for propulsion research. On Monday, a TUM employee discovered that kerosene was leaking from the system. TUM immediately informed the company, which then stopped the leak. No one was injured. TUM is currently working with all parties involved and relevant authorities to investigate causes and possible consequences of the incident.

The source of this news is from Technische Universität München

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