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PHA Documentation (Part 8)

February 2nd, 2021

We all know the mantra “if it wasn’t documented, it didn’t happen.” With this in mind, upon completion of the activity, a report must be prepared to document the PHA study. Inevitably, the PHA report will contain recommendations that must be tracked to completion. Recommendation due dates should be determined by the PHA team and […]

Ammonia Week in Review | January 29, 2021

January 29th, 2021

An Kellogg’s facility in San Jose has an ammonia release in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… HazMat Crews Respond to Ammonia Spill at Kellogg’s Facility in San Jose – Firefighters responded to an ammonia spill at a San Jose facility operated by food manufacturer Kellogg’s in San Jose Friday afternoon. […keep reading] Washington Potato Factory […]

Ammonia Week in Review | January 22, 2021

January 22nd, 2021

Residents in the Philippines smell ammonia from an ice plant in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Residents Complain of Ammonia Leak from an Ice Plant in Navotas – An ammonia leak was reported at an ice plant in Navotas City late Wednesday evening, triggering complaints from the residents about a foul smell in their […]

Have Something to Say? Submit an Abstract to RETA by February 7, 2021!

January 21st, 2021

Do have you have valuable information for the industrial refrigeration industry? Have your voice heard at the 2021 RETA Conference. You can submit an abstract to the RETA Conference Committee on the following topics: Management Compliance Operations Engineering COVID-19 Safety (emphasis on lessons learned in 2020. Such as but not limited to best practices, contingency planning, […]

What-If/Checklist Methodology (Part 7)

January 19th, 2021

There are several PHA methodologies listed in the RMP, PSM, and CalARP regulations. The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) recommends using the What-If/Checklist methodology for ammonia refrigeration PHAs. The What-If/Checklist methodology is easy to understand since each question begins with the words “What if…” The simplest way to explain how this methodology is implemented […]