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Ammonia Week in Review | July 1, 2022

July 1st, 2022

  UK Brewery fined $3.6 Million Due to Fatal Ammonia Leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Brewer Carlsberg Hit with $3.6M Fine After Ammonia Leak – Beer brewer Carlsberg is facing a £3 million (about $3.6 million) fine after a contactor died and another worker was seriously injured in an ammonia gas leak. […]

IIAR 2-2021: Ammonia Machinery Room Ventilation Requirements

June 28th, 2022

In 2021, IIAR published a new edition of their flagship standard ANSI/IIAR 2 which addresses the requirements for designing a safe ammonia refrigeration system. Machinery room ventilation is one of the many important topics addressed within Standard 2. While the requirements have not changed substantially since the 2014 edition, we have put together this blog […]

Ammonia Week in Review | June 17, 2022

June 17th, 2022

Ammonia Tank Tips Over in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Farm Machinery Pulling Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Rolls Over Near Marengo – Emergency crews respond to a report of a hazardous materials situation following a crash near Kishwaukee Valley Road and Oleson Road in unincorporated Marengo. […keep reading] IIAR 2-2021: Ammonia Detection Requirements – With […]

IIAR 2-2021: Ammonia Detection Requirements

June 14th, 2022

With the recent publication of ANSI/IIAR 2-2021, it seemed appropriate to post a blog summarizing the minimum ammonia detection requirements for new ammonia refrigeration systems. Machinery Rooms Ammonia detection inside machinery rooms is addressed in §6.13. At minimum, machinery room ammonia detection must include: At least two detectors with identical sensing ranges must be installed. […]

Ammonia Week in Review | June 3, 2022

June 3rd, 2022

One person hospitalized in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak in Lancaster County Sends One to the Hospital – A reported ammonia leak in Lancaster County has sent one person to the hospital early Wednesday morning, according to dispatch. […keep reading] IIAR 2-2021: NFPA 704 – We’ve written about NFPA 704 placards on […]