Mechanical & Electrical February 17, 2015

Safety Plan: Preventing hydraulic shock

Following the catastrophic hydraulic shock at Millard Refrigerated Services facility in Theodore, Alabama, which released more than 32,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a safety bulletin to inform industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations on how to avoid a hydraulic shock hazard.

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