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2017 RMP Amendments and ERPWriter

February 19th, 2019

Regulatory Changes While the 2017 RMP Amendments were approved on September 21, 2018, only one of the changes has taken effect. Other changes in the amendment are likely to be repealed before they ever go into effect. The change that currently affects facilities is the addition of §68.93 to the existing Federal RMP Rule (Title […]

IIAR Standards Presentation by Peter Thomas at Bakersfield Safety Day

February 18th, 2019

Last week, at the Bakersfield Central Valley Chemical Safety Day, Peter Thomas, P.E. and President of Resource Compliance gave a presentation on IIAR’s suite of standards. Click here to view the slides from his presentation.

Ammonia Week in Review | February 15, 2019

February 15th, 2019

An ammonia/chlorine mixture ruins a water park birthday party in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Incident at Splash Universe Birthday Party in Dundee Causes Children Breathing Problems – Mason had nine kids with her for her children’s birthday party when she says people started vomiting all over the water park. People’s eyes started to […]

Ammonia Week in Review | February 8, 2019

February 8th, 2019

A small leaks gets a big response in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak gets Serious Response – No one takes a report of an ammonia leak lightly, especially since three men lost their lives in the Fernie Memorial Arena in October of 2017. So when a call came in from Columbia Brewery last […]

Atmospheric Termination of Relief Valve Discharge Piping

February 5th, 2019

Since ammonia diffusion tanks were removed from the California Mechanical Code in 2016, atmospheric termination of relief valves has once again become a viable strategy for ammonia refrigeration systems. The question that often arises, however, is what constitutes “safe” termination to atmosphere. ANSI/IIAR 2-2014 §15.5.1 outlines five requirements for proper atmospheric termination: Discharge pipe must […]