In last June 2008, an industrial accident involving heat exchanger occurred at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Houston, Texas.
The heat exchanger ruptured and released toxic chemical, ammonia, and caused one employee died. Another five employees got injured due to ammonia exposure.
According to Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigation, the accident occurred because of overpressure inside of the heat exchanger. Ammonia inside of it was heated by steam and valves next to the relief valve and automatic pressure control valve were closed. [Read more...]
A common process in a number of industries—from food and pharmaceuticals to minerals and chemicals—is to blend or mix together powder ingredients.
When this is a required process, then it is important to choose the right mixer. This can seem like a daunting process as there are a number of different choices that need to be made. Use the following helpful tips to ensure that you make the right decision for your needs. [Read more...]
A gas detector inspection checklist helps us doing this better. It lists mandatory checking items of gas detector inspection. It helps us doing inspection systematically and consistently.
The following list is gas detector inspection checklist. You can use this as basic reference every time you do this job. In addition, always refer to the user manual when you have doubt. [Read more...]