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What You Need to Know About Eye Washer

Why Eye Washers Important

Eye washer is one of the most important safety equipments in the workplace. In the area where chemicals are used, stored, loaded/unloaded and transported, eye washers are required since splash hazard potentially could happen. They can prevent eyes from getting injured due to chemical splash.

According to CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) in year 2000 there were 300,000 work-related eye injuries in the United States. 70% of all eye injuries cases were mainly caused by contact with materials or objects. Chemicals or chemical products exposures were responsible for 14% from those cases. (more…)

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6 Common Mistakes Made in Safety Valve Installation

There are many safety equipments used for releasing or controlling over pressurization in chemical plant operation. One of the most common types is safety valve. Safety valve prevents equipment and piping from damage due to over pressure by releasing certain amount of fluid into the atmosphere.

Safety valves are installed on pressure vessels or high pressure pipe line. They serve as protecting devices. However, because of improper installation, safety valves could do nothing to protect the equipment from over pressurization. So, it is very important to avoid common mistakes made during safety valve installation.

Improper installation of safety valve could endanger plant equipments as well as safety of workers and people inside plant site. You have to know common types of those miss-installations. Here are six common mistakes made in safety valve installation. (more…)

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11 Basic Facts That You Should Know About Rupture Disk

Rupture disk is one of important safety devices that are commonly found inside chemical plant. Rupture disk or bursting disk is installed to protect system, pressure vessel or equipment from over pressure and or damaging vacuum condition. It is a non-reclosing pressure relief device, according to ASME Code Section VIII, Division 1, 1988 edition.

Over pressure or extremely vacuum condition can cause catastrophic failure and death. So, rupture disk holds an important role to protect plant facility and workers’ safety.

Due to its undoubtedly vital function, it is very important to understand the basic fact about rupture disk. Keep reading this article to know the 11 basic facts that you should know about. (more…)

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Factors to Consider When Designing Chemical Storage Building

Chemical storage building is used to store hazardous materials (hazmat) and designed from metal building structures. It is safe, inexpensive and environment friendly.

chemical-storage-buildingsChemical storage building is not purposed only for safety but also environment. It plays a vital role in chemical industries, where various hazmat is stored.

There are several factors to consider when you design chemical storage buildings. You need to specify clearly these factors in detail so that the manufacturer could supply chemical storage building that fits with your requirements. (more…)

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Hearing Protection Devices

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Hearing protection devices are used to control high level noise hazards, when engineering and administrative controls can not decrease the noise level. They may come in the form of ear plugs or ear muffs.

In order to know that you are exposed to high level noise hazards, then you should measure the noise level from the sources at your workplace. Each noise source has different nature. It could expose noise hazards in impulsive, intermittent or even continuous manner.

Besides ear plug and ear muffs, there is another hearing protection device available in the market, e.g. canal caps. (more…)

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Flammable Safety Cabinets – Selection Tips

Flammable liquids must be stored safely in a suitable flammable safety cabinet. The flammable safety cabinet holds an important role in order to keep flammable liquids under the safest condition.

The cabinets isolate flammable liquids or chemicals from other chemicals, which may be incompatible. This means that selection of the most suitable flammable safety cabinets is very crucial.

The following tips will help you in making good selection on the best flammable safety cabinets for your own purposes, both for the laboratory or chemical warehouse. (more…)

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Hydrostatic Pressure Test Safety Checklist

hydrostatic-pressure-testHydrostatic test is used for confirming mechanical integrity of installed pressure vessels and pipe lines. It has to be completed before putting the pressure vessels and pipe lines in use.

According to ASME Section VIII Division I, hydrostatic pressure is conducted at the pressure of 1.5 times design pressure. If a vessel is design for holding 1.0 kg/cm2.g pressure, the hydrostatic pressure test has to be done at 1.5 kg/cm2.g. (more…)

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