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Ammonia Week in Review | May 24, 2013

May 24th, 2013

In cases you missed ammonia in the news this week, we’ve summarized it for you in the latest edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Worker Exposed to Ammonia at Idaho Fertilizer Plant Dies – A man who was working for a subcontractor at a Simplot fertilizer plant near Pocatello has died at a Utah hospital after […]

Q&A | OSHA Violations

May 23rd, 2013

Question: What is the most common OSHA citation? Answer: The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration publishes the Condenser each quarter. The May 2013 addressed this exact question in the IIAR Government Relations article on page 14. According to the article, from 2009 through 2012 the most cited OSHA standards were: Hazard Communication Electrical, Wiring Methods Lockout/Tagout […]

FREE Ammonia Safety Day

May 21st, 2013

Come be apart of the Salinas Valley Ammonia Safety Day this Thursday.  You will receive 8 hours of great ammonia refrigeration training and a complimentary lunch.  See details below:   Salinas Valley Ammonia Safety Day When: Thursday | May 23, 2013 | Check in begin at 7:00 AM Where: Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture | […]

Ammonia Week in Review | May 17, 2013

May 17th, 2013

Some interesting stories and events made the cut in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia leak closes streets in Long Beach – Streets in a Long Beach neighborhood were closed early Monday after a cold storage facility in the area began leaking ammonia, authorities said. Firefighters received an alarm from the building in […]

Q&A | Ammonia Leaks and Coil Defrost

May 13th, 2013

Question: Is it good practice to put an air-cooling evaporator into a defrost cycle during an ammonia leak in the evaporator coil? Answer: In order to answer this question, we need to have a basic understanding of the four types of defrost available: 1. Water defrost; 2. Hot gas defrost; 3. Electric defrost; 4. Air defrost. […]