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P&IDs and MOCs (Part 6)

June 8th, 2021

A great way to maintain P&ID accuracy is to implement an effective management of change (MOC) program. If used correctly, an MOC will initiate modifications to PSM elements that require attention when a facility or process change takes place. Assuming the scope of an MOC includes process equipment, the P&IDs will require amendment. Here is […]

Ammonia Week in Review | May 28, 2021

May 28th, 2021

An Indian child is hospitalized after an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 8-Year Old Critical, 15 Hospitalised after Ammonia Leak in Odisha Prawn Factory – The incident took place in the afternoon hours when the gas suspected to be ammonia leaked from the plant mostly affecting workers of the factory who […]

P&IDs and Training (Part 5)

May 25th, 2021

We advocate that P&IDs be included in the training program for operators of PSM processes. Due to the complexity of diagrams, it is important for operators to regularly interact with P&IDs to improve their ability to use them. Here are some suggestions on how to incorporate P&IDs into operator training: Operator Sketch – Give an […]

Ammonia Week in Review | May 21, 2021

May 21st, 2021

The Salinas Hazmat Team mitigates an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Hazmat Team Mitigates Ammonia Leak at Driscoll’s in Aromas – The hazmat team was called out due to an anhydrous ammonia leak, the Salinas Fire Department reported. […keep reading] Parañaque Ice Plant Reports Ammonia Leak, No One Hurt – An ice […]

P&IDs and Emergencies (Part 4)

May 11th, 2021

Preparation is critical for emergency readiness. At a chemical facility, an accurate P&ID is an indispensable tool to aid hazmat responders in making decisions during a crisis. With this in mind, P&IDs must be readily available to responders at all times. Often, chemical leaks can be stopped by closing a downstream isolation valve. The P&ID […]