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Eyewash and Safety Shower Fail

March 5th, 2019

Recently while walking near a school campus pool, I observed an eyewash and safety shower installed near the pool chemical storage and injection area. To my surprise, I noticed that the valve actuator was locked to the adjacent fence, preventing the unit from functioning without first unlocking the actuator. I can’t say for certain why […]

Ammonia Week in Review | October 19, 2018

October 19th, 2018

Ammonia is used for standard air conditioning in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Semi-hermetic Ammonia HVAC System Installed in Eindhoven – An ammonia heat pump was installed five weeks ago to heat and cool 40,000 square meters of apartments and business premises in the Netherlands. […keep reading] Annual Testing of Emergency Eyewash/Shower Stations – […]

Annual Testing of Emergency Eyewash/Shower Stations

October 16th, 2018

Are you aware of the testing requirements of emergency eyewash/shower stations? OSHA’s Title 8 §5162(a) requires emergency eyewash/shower stations to comply with the ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 standard. For ammonia refrigeration systems, ANSI/IIAR 2-2014 §6.7.3 also requires that emergency eyewash/shower stations meet the requirements of ANSI/ISEA Z358.1. The American National Standard for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment (ANSI/ISEA Z358.1-2014) […]