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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 | February 16, 2024

February 16th, 2024

Smells Fishy in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Study: Ammonia Leak Killed 187kg of Dish – The ammonia in sea was ten times more than the safe Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) levels during the wee hours of Dec 27, according to a TNPCB report. […keep reading] Safety Systems Inspection Checklist – IIAR 6 Appendix […]

Ammonia Week in Review | February 9, 2024

February 9th, 2024

International Irritant in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Action Likely Against Fertiliser Firm Over Ammonia Gas Leakage in Tamil Nadu’s Ennore – Fertiliser firm Coromandel International could face legal action and pay an environmental compensation of ₹5.92 crore for the December 26 ammonia gas leak in Ennore. […keep reading] Ammonia Leak at Sausage Factory […]

Access to Refrigeration Systems

February 6th, 2024

It has long been required that access be considered when designing and installing an ammonia refrigeration system. In fact, we wrote about this topic in some detail back in 2013. Since a decade has passed, it seems appropriate to revisit the relevant access requirements contained within the current RAGAGEP documents applicable to ammonia refrigeration. ANSI/IIAR […]

Ammonia Week in Review | February 2, 2024

February 2nd, 2024

Leaks and Penalties in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Spill Causes Evacuation Of Bethpage Ice Skating Rink: Police – The Nassau County Police Emergency Service Unit and the county’s HAZMAT team also were on the scene. […keep reading] OSHA Cites Schoep’s Ice Cream for 12 Violations, Proposes $145K in Penalties – Responding to a […]