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Ammonia Week in Review | April 29, 2022

April 29th, 2022

Taylor Farms plans to rebuild after disaster struck in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Taylor Farms Plans to Rebuild Salinas Facility After 4-Alarm Fire – Taylor Farms, the world’s largest producer of fresh-cut vegetables, plans to continue operating its Yuma, Ariz., plant, which is currently servicing its customers, while the Salinas facility is rebuilt. […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 22, 2022

April 22nd, 2022

Shelter in place lifted in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Shelter-in-Place Lifted following Ammonia Leak at Menands Dairy – Authorities in Menands have lifted a shelter-in-place order requiring residents within a one-mile radius of Midland Farms to shelter in place on Wednesday afternoon as they investigated an ammonia leak […keep reading] IIAR 2-2021: Eyewash […]

IIAR 2-2021: Eyewash and Safety Showers

April 19th, 2022

It has been a year and half since we last addressed eyewash and safety showers on our blog. With the publication of ANSI/IIAR 2-2021 it is prudent to examine the latest design requirements for these important safety units at ammonia refrigeration facilities. Summary of requirements in ANSI/IIAR 2-2014 Before looking at the 2021 edition of […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 15, 2022

April 15th, 2022

Massive shelter in place order in this special Easter edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Taylor Farms Fire: Shelter-in-Place Order Issued in Salinas – A shelter-in-place order was issued early Thursday morning for parts of Salinas because of the potential for an explosion — which could release an ammonia cloud — due to a fire that […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 8, 2022

April 8th, 2022

  Disaster strikes the Philippines in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 15 People Rushed to Hospital Due to Alleged Ice Plant Ammonia Leak – At least 15 people were rushed to hospital after inhaling ammonia that allegedly leaked from an ice plant in Northbay Boulevard, Navotas City early Tuesday morning. […keep reading] RAGAGEP: Historical […]