Only food grade hydrogen peroxide can be used for food processing. Industrial grade hydrogen peroxide cannot. You can make sure if it is a food grade by checking its label or sticker attached to the packaging.
There are several standards that are used as references for food grade hydrogen peroxide. In the US, Food Drug Association (FDA) has issued FDA standards for food grade hydrogen peroxide.
According to FDA, all hydrogen peroxide used in food processing has to fulfil the specification of the Food and Chemical Codex (21 CFR 178.1005(c) and CFR 184.1366(b)).
The following table shows FDA standards for food grade hydrogen peroxide both 35% and 50%. Continue reading →
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Ball valve lockout is required by OSHA (1910.147) in order to isolate an equipment or machine from liquid or gas flow before it is repaired or overhauled. Ball valve lockout is installed to avoid miss operation or unintended operation of the ball valve.
Unintended operation of ball valve can cause serious problems from fire, severe chemical exposure to explosion. These problems will lead to people injury and death, and property damage. In this case, ball valve lockout is of importance to avoid such problems.
The following video will remind on how important ball valve lockout and tagout is.
Safety is the most important aspect in chemical plant operation. And people who work in a chemical plant should master every chemical plant safety manuals used in there. Main chemical plant safety manual is mandatory for every plant operator.
Practically, safety operation will never be achieved if plant operators do not master safety manual. In other words, mastering on how to do an operation in plant operation is not enough, without knowing what to do and what not to do to be safe. Continue reading →
There is a good safety slogan that has attracted my attention. It talks about chemical plant accident. Here is what the slogan says “Don’t let other learn safety from you”.
For me, it states that never allow accident happens in the workplace. If it happens, others will learn safety from that. Others will be able to avoid such accident in their workplace by learning why it happens and how to avoid such accident.
So, never stop learning safety from chemical plant accidents that have happened out there. There are many safety lessons we can take from those accidents without having to get suffering.
In this post, I would like to share with you chemical plant accidents case study, which will give you good safety lessons. Please read the case study carefully. After that, see safety condition in your workplace and take a sheet of paper. Write down what items you can improve in your workplace and make a simple report in order for you to state your action plan. Continue reading →