Ammonia Week in Review | April 5, 2019


An ammonia mini bar causes a hotel evacuation in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review

Chester Grosvenor Hotel Evacuated after Reports of Ammonia Smell – Firefighters were called to the hotel on Eastgate Street in Chester shortly before 5am today (Wednesday, April 3) and crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, investigated where the smell was coming from. […keep reading]

When Does a Relief Valve’s Clock Start? – While it is well known that good engineering practice requires that relief valves be replaced every five years, industry literature does not clearly state when the five-year timer starts its countdown. Is it when the valve is manufactured? Taken out of the box? Installed? Exposed to ammonia? […keep reading]

Police Investigate Ice Rink Ammonia Leak – GERMANY: Police are conducting criminal investigations after an ammonia leak in the city of Straubing, south east of Nuremberg, injured 14 people. The emergency services were called to the Eisstadion am Pulverturm, the home arena of Straubing Tigers ice hockey team, yesterday morning. […keep reading]

Ammonia Leak Causes Street Closures in Mukilteo, WA – Mukilteo fire responded at about 1 a.m. after a fire alarm sounded at a commercial bulding and a neighbor reported an unusual smell in the area. Crews found a cloud of what they believed to be the gas close to the ground outside the business, and after taking readings in the area, the presence of ammonia was detected and a Snohomish County hazmat team was called in. […keep reading]

Scottish Ice Cream Brand Goes Ammonia – Mackie’s of Scotland, an Aberdeen-based Ice cream maker, will replace its cooling system based on HCFCs (high-GWP and ODP refrigerants) with an alternative that uses natural refrigerant ammonia. […keep reading]

35 Unconscious following Ice Factory Gas Leakage in Pakistan’s Punjab – Following the incident, an emergency was declared in the area where police and rescue teams launched a search operation in the neighboring locality and rescued people who had fallen unconscious in their houses. […keep reading]

One Dead, Two Hurt as Ammonia Leak Hits Pagadian Ice Plant – A worker died after at an ice plant in Pagadian City because of an ammonia leak. According to a report on “State of the Nation”, the victim was identified as Jelmar Montesa Bulay, 19. […keep reading]

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