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What-If/Checklist Methodology (Part 7)

January 19th, 2021

There are several PHA methodologies listed in the RMP, PSM, and CalARP regulations. The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) recommends using the What-If/Checklist methodology for ammonia refrigeration PHAs. The What-If/Checklist methodology is easy to understand since each question begins with the words “What if…” The simplest way to explain how this methodology is implemented […]

Risk Ranking Matrix (Part 6)

January 5th, 2021

In order to objectively rate the risk of each scenario that is considered, most PHAs utilize a risk ranking matrix. The concept of risk is the product of the severity of the event occurring and the likelihood of its occurrence. The matrix that we typically use at Resource Compliance has severity on the vertical axis […]

Ammonia Week in Review | December 25, 2020

December 25th, 2020

The University of Texas has an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Austin Fire Department Responds to Ammonia Leak at University of Texas Building – The Austin Fire Department responded to the University of Texas campus Monday afternoon for an ammonia leak. […keep reading] Ammonia Gas Leak at IFFCO’s Phoolpur Plant, 2 […]

Initial Session of the PHA (Part 5)

December 22nd, 2020

Most PHAs are conducted in multiple sessions. The number and duration of the sessions will be determined by team member availability and system complexity. Often, the initial session of the PHA is used to: Introduce each member of the PHA team; Review the requirements and purpose of the PHA; Introduce the team to the chosen […]

Ammonia Week in Review | December 11, 2020

December 11th, 2020

A meat production facility has an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Meat Production Facility Evacuated following Ammonia Leak; No One Injured – Firefighters responded to an ammonia leak that forced employees inside a meat production facility to evacuate the plant Monday night. […keep reading] PHA Logistics (Part 4) – It is ideal […]