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Ammonia Week in Review | August 5, 2022

August 5th, 2022

OSHA Deals Out $110k Fine Following Ammonia Leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak at Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Facility Leads to Citations – In January 2022, an ammonia leak caused 50 workers to evacuate a Georgia poultry processing plant. According to a press release, two workers were hospitalized and one was treated […]

Ammonia Week in Review | July 29, 2022

July 29th, 2022

HAZMAT Responds to Dangerous Ammonia Leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Hazmat Crews Clear Forest Grove Ammonia Leak After 35 Hours – After 35 hours on scene, crews have cleared the scene of a dangerous ammonia leak in Forest Grove. […keep reading] IIAR 2-2021: Can Hoses Be Permanently Installed in an Ammonia Refrigeration […]

IIAR 2-2021: Can Hoses Be Permanently Installed in an Ammonia Refrigeration System?

July 26th, 2022

Hoses are used for a variety of purposes in ammonia refrigeration. Often with equipment that is designed to be moved, a corrugated metal hose is used to connect the portable portion of the system to permanent equipment. IIAR standards had been silent on this issue until the recent publication of IIAR Standard 2. ANSI/IIAR 2-2021 […]

Ammonia Week in Review | July 22, 2022

July 22nd, 2022

Ammonia Leak at National Beef in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Update: Ammonia Leak Reported at National Beef Facility – The officials said the leak was due to a valve failure while the facility was transporting anhydrous ammonia, used for refrigeration, from on-site tanks to trailers. […keep reading] 22-Year-Old Worker Killed at Tyson Foods Plant – Casen Garcia, a […]

IIAR 2-2021: Hydrostatic Overpressure Protection Requirements

July 12th, 2022

The 2021 edition of IIAR Standard 2 has improved clarity on the minimum requirements for protecting equipment and piping from hydrostatic overpressure. The term “hydrostatic overpressure” refers to the pressure exerted when trapped liquid is subject to thermal expansion. Common components in ammonia refrigeration systems that may be subject to hydrostatic overpressure include: Oil coolers […]