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2012 RETA National Conference & Heavy Equipment Show

October 9th, 2012

I hope you’re making plans to attend the 2012 RETA National Conference & Heavy Equipment Show. The conference is being held in San Antonio, TX, from November 6-9. The RETA conference is an exceptional event and includes: Four days of high quality refrigeration training More than 45,000 sq ft of exhibition space with providers from […]

Ammonia Week in Review | October 5, 2012

October 5th, 2012

As always, ammonia made the headlines this week. Here are some interesting (and in some cases strange) articles and blogs that hit the news this week. Suiza Dairy Fined by EPA Because of Ammonia Compliance Issues 6 Ways to Get Rid of Ammonia in Cloth Diapers Ammonia emissions from cattle urine and dung excreted on […]

Washington Facilities Face Huge Fines Due To Ammonia Compliance

October 2nd, 2012

Two facilities in Washington are facing huge fines due to risk management plan violations related to their ammonia refrigeration systems. As part of the settlements, Dovex Fruit Company will have to pay $134, 613 and Clasen Family Company will pay $17,030 in fines and another $58,800 in a supplemental environmental project. This serves as another […]

Ammonia Leak at Sanger Winery Causes Death

August 23rd, 2012

An ammonia leak on September 11, 2012, at Gibson Winery in Sanger, CA resulted in the death of an employee. This event serves as a staggering reminder that ammonia is dangerous and needs to be treated with respect. You can read more about the incident here.

2012 Central Valley Chemical Safety Day

August 23rd, 2012

Register now for the first annual┬áStanislaus County┬áCentral Valley Chemical Safety Day Date: November 1, 2012 Topics covered will include: ammonia safety, terrorism, mechanical integrity, emergency response, compliance, and more Here from some of the most experienced operators, engineers, and technicians in the ammonia industry including: Miguel Sanchez (CalCA), Michael Schreck (PSIG), and Russ Ramos (Air […]