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Ammonia Week in Review | June 11, 2021

June 11th, 2021

A meat packing plant has an ammonia leak in this week’s edition of the Ammonia Week in Review… Ammonia Leak Detected at Stampede Meat Plant Overnight – According to the Sunland Park Fire Department, the leak began Monday night and has been isolated. […keep reading] P&IDs and MOCs (Part 6) – A great way to maintain P&ID accuracy […]

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 […]

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 […]