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Ammonia Week in Review | May 3, 2024

May 3rd, 2024

Questions Arise in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Five Arrested for Ammonia Leakage from Potato Chips Making Unit Near Coimbatore – According to the police, the potato chips making unit at Senniveerampalayam village near Karamadai was established four years ago. […keep reading] Ammonia Release | Brine Chiller – In October 2017, an ammonia release inside […]

Ammonia Release | Brine Chiller

April 30th, 2024

Summary In October 2017, an ammonia release inside a machinery room resulted in the deaths of three people – two city workers and one refrigeration technician. A pinhole leak developed in a shell and tube brine chiller, which allowed ammonia to leak into the brine solution. The leak was discovered, but due to a lack […]

Ammonia Release | Brass Plug

March 19th, 2024

Summary In July 2020, the installation of a brass plug in an ammonia refrigeration system resulted in a release of approximately 100-300 lbs of ammonia. Due to the corrosive nature of ammonia on brass, the plug developed a leak due to corrosion. Incident Description A brass plug was installed on a CUNO oil filter several […]

Ammonia Release | Band Saw to a Live Line

February 20th, 2024

Summary In October 2021, a contractor accidentally cut into a live ammonia pipe, resulting in the release of approximately 419 lbs of ammonia. Due to a general lack of labeling, the live pipe was confused for the decommissioned pipe that was intended to be cut out of the system. Incident Description A contractor was performing […]

Ammonia Week in Review | January 26, 2024

January 26th, 2024

Fresh Air in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak at Kinsmen Arena – Emergency crews used natural and mechanical ventilation to improve the air quality while waiting for repair technicians to arrive. […keep reading] Ennore Ammonia Leak – A month since ammonia leak, Ennore residents continue protest seeking action beyond hollow assurances. […keep reading] Ammonia […]