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Storage Tank Cleaning Safety

Storage tank cleaning safety is the most important aspect that needs to be considered deeply before doing tank cleaning work. This applies for all storage tanks. In addition, special consideration should be given for tank that is used for storing highly flammable and toxic chemicals.

The following tank cleaning safety tips will help you preventing work accident because of doing this work. Please read those tips carefully and improve your preparation when you find that you have left something.

But, my very first recommendation is to read MSDS or material safety data sheet of chemical contained in the storage tank. Make sure that you have understood precisely about all aspect associated with that chemical. (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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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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