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Ammonia Week in Review | March 6, 2020

March 6th, 2020

Four dead in a traffic accident involving ammonia in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged in Deadly Crash involving Four Cars, Investigators Say – Highway Patrol has identified Brian Lee Green as the person who died and has charged William Anthony Miller in connection to his death. […keep reading] Eyewash and Safety Shower […]

Eyewash and Safety Shower ITM (IIAR 6, Part 14)

March 3rd, 2020

ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 Table 12.5 summarizes the minimum ITM requirements for eyewash and safety showers. We’ve written about tests of eyewash and safety showers in the past, and thankfully IIAR 6 does not introduce any new ITM tasks, but instead repeats the requirements which were previously published in ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014. In lieu of copying Table 12.5 […]

Ammonia Week in Review | February 28, 2020

February 28th, 2020

15 are hospitalized in India in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 15 Hospitalised after Ammonia Gas Leaks from Cold Storage Plant in Kurkshetra – The gas spread to the nearby ‘Baajigar dera’ where 40 families reside. The residents there complained of suffocation and many of them started vomiting and some were rushed to a nearby […]

Ammonia Week in Review | February 21, 2020

February 21st, 2020

Ground is broken on a new ammonia refrigeration training facility in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… New Training Facility Breaks Ground in Northwest Arkansas – Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale had a ceremony at the future site of the school’s expanded Ammonia Refrigeration, Industrial Maintenance, and Boiler Operation facility. […keep reading] Pipe Corrosion (IIAR […]

Pipe Corrosion (IIAR 6, Part 13)

February 18th, 2020

In Part 12 of our series on ANSI/IIAR 6-2019 we examined the ITM requirements related to pressure vessel corrosion. While many of the same principles apply, it is fitting to explore unique considerations when inspecting ammonia pipe. Table 11.1 requires non-insulated ammonia pipes to be inspected annually for pitting and surface damage (Inspection Item A). […]