Process Safety newsletters

From AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety, the “Process Safety Beacons” for the last few months:

Unloading and Loading Hazardous Materials – While the things you do… may seem simple – usually just transferring material – these facilities may be some of the most important contributors to process safety risk in your plant.”

Water, Water Everywhere… – “Be aware of chemical reaction hazards of water in your plant – as a reactive chemical, and as a catalyst for other reactions. Understand the design features of your plant which protect against hazardous interactions with water.”

Wrong Hose Causes Ammonia Leak! – “Always check that the correct hose is being used for unloading or loading operations. Be particularly careful if you are using a hose that comes with the truck.”

Stop! Look! Listen! – “When you are working in a process plant, you should also take time to STOP for a few minutes, LOOK around at your plant, and LISTEN to it. Your plant is always sending you information about its status, but are you looking and listening?”

Author: Jyllian Kemsley

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