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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 […]

Ammonia Week in Review | May 7, 2021

May 7th, 2021

A valve malfunction leads to an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak at Seymour Cheese Plant caused by Valve Malfunction – An unspecified number of residents were evacuated for several hours in Seymour Saturday night due to an ammonia leak. […keep reading] All Clear Given after Seymour Ammonia Leak – […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 30, 2021

April 30th, 2021

An ammonia big rig kills another driver in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… 1 Dead in Fiery Crash involving Big Rig Hauling Ammonia in Sutter County – One person was killed Thursday after a big rig hauling 20 tons of anhydrous ammonia crashed head-on with a pickup truck in a rural part of Sutter […]

P&IDs and PHAs (Part 3)

April 27th, 2021

Title 29 CFR 1910.119(d) requires that process safety information be developed prior to conducting a PHA. Therefore, one can conclude that it is unacceptable to complete a PHA when P&IDs are absent. But if having P&IDs available is simply viewed as a formality, the PHA team will not reap the benefits of the drawings. Often […]

Ammonia Week in Review | April 16, 2021

April 16th, 2021

An ammonia release at sea kills one and injures three others in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak on Tanker Kills One and Injures Three off Malaysia – Malaysian authorities responded to a call for medical assistance to an LPG tanker anchored offshore on April 6. […keep reading] P&IDs and SOPs (Part 2) – […]