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Ammonia Week in Review | July 12, 2019

July 12th, 2019

Ammonia is released in a highway accident in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 2,500 Gallons of Ammonia Spilled on Highway 181, Five Hospitalized – According to the Sheriff’s office, two of the five were not taken to the hospital, one was taken for a wreck-related injury and two were hospitalized for inhalation of ammonia. […]

CalOSHA and Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus

July 9th, 2019

Over the past year, CalOSHA has been educating the ammonia refrigeration industry regarding their expectation for complying with the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) requirement for “procedures to be followed by employees performing rescue or medical duties” (Title 8 CCR §3220(b)(4)). CalOSHA has made it clear that they expect ammonia refrigeration facilities to have rescue capabilities, […]

Ammonia Week in Review | July 5, 2019

July 5th, 2019

An Insraeli mall is evacuated after an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Mall Evacuated as Ammonia Leak Hits Acre; Residents Told to Stay Inside – Three people were treated after complaining of burning in their eyes. Trains were stopped between Acre and the nearby city of Nahariya. […keep reading] Anhydrous Release in […]

Ammonia Week in Review | June 28, 2019

June 28th, 2019

An Exeter ammonia leak causes an evacuation in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Hazmat Spill Forces Packing House Employees to Evacuate – Employees at Exeter’s Scully Packing were evacuated Thursday morning after ammonia leaked inside a portion of the storage facility, according to Tulare County Hazmat officials. […keep reading] Ammonia Theft – Recently, […]

Ammonia Theft

June 25th, 2019

Recently, while performing a daily inspection, a client of ours observed unusual valve tampering on an exterior ammonia service valve. Further investigation revealed unusual damage to the valve plug, indicating that an ammonia theft was likely attempted. Thankfully, circumstances must have cut the crime short, but the potential consequence of a such an occurrence are […]