, a colourless gas with pungent fumes, can cause unconsciousness and even death when inhaled.
In 2012 alone, 870 incidents involving anhydrous ammonia
were reported, (http://www.foreffectivegov.org/is-anhydrous-ammonia-a-risk-to-your-community) according to the federal National Response Center.
may be harmful if inhaled at high concentrations, resulting in severe respiratory injuries and possibly death, the EPA said.
In |this picture, one of ICI's own steam engines is taking sulphate of ammonia to the despatch grid while in the background anhydrous ammonia
cylinders await collection
Food manufacturers using anhydrous ammonia
as a refrigerant must comply with specific EPA and OSHA regulations that require the development and implementation of detailed plans to prevent the release of these substances, and to report and manage them when they occur.
Its automated handling systems will provide accuracy and efficiency with load-out times set at seven minutes for dry fertilizer, 17 minutes for liquid fertilizer and 15 minutes for anhydrous ammonia
. Certain products will be available for loading 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The vessels will be utilized for the transportation of anhydrous ammonia
Violations by West Fertilizer cited by OSHA ranged from unsafe handling and storage of anhydrous ammonia
and ammonium nitrate, to failure to have appropriate fire extinguishers on hand.
Two of the tankers containing anhydrous ammonia
jumped the rails and lay at an angle across the track.
Despite storing 240 tons of ammonium nitrate and 50 tons of anhydrous ammonia
on site, company officials had reported that the plant posed no fire or explosion risk.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last inspected the plant in 1985, when a $30 citation was issued for improper storage of anhydrous ammonia
There was no immediate reports on what sparked the explosion, but reports said that the incident might have resulted from a anhydrous ammonia
The DOJ's suit says Tyson and its affiliates violated the Clean Air Act when the refrigeration units in several of its facilities began leaking anhydrous ammonia
. The leak of the toxic chemical led to property damage, injury to workers and one death.
Covington, GA, December 08, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Kelly Registration Systems (KRS) announced recently that they expanded their agreement with North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) to automate the state's regulatory work in the inspection of anhydrous ammonia
storage tanks and facilities.
When we prepared the paper, our focus was on industrial refrigeration systems, and worldwide, the majority of industrial refrigeration systems use anhydrous ammonia
as the refrigerant.