Nitrogen leak in Georgia plant kills several, many injured

What happened at the Foundation Foods plant? A liquid Nitrogen leak at a Georgia poultry products plant has killed six people and injured many more, according to various news reports. The plant, part of the Foundation Food Group, was previously known as Prime Pak Foods and is located on 2076 Memorial Park Dr., Gainesville, Ga. […]

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Dangers of Nitrogen!

Update: The latest fatal accident involving Nitrogen occurred at a Georgia food processing plant today. Read about it here. We in the industry, generally are led to believe that Nitrogen, an inert gas, is by association with the word inert , also “safe”.¬† This information resides somewhere deep inside of our subconscious mind, where we […]

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Static Electricity Hazards-Mere bonding and grounding may not be enough!

Continuing with our series on the US Chemical Safety Board accident investigation videos, we discuss today the most insidous and hidden hazards in the chemical processing industry-Static Electricity. Why is static electricity so hazardous in chemical plants?¬† Simply because many inflammable liquids (like most solvents), tend to accumulate static charges on their surface, especially¬† when […]

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Proper Hazardous Area Classification can prevent accidents

Mention the words “Hazardous Area Classification” and most people who operate plants think, “Oh No! It means that I have to install explosionproof equipment.” Well, nothing could be further from the truth. First of all all hazardous areas do not have explosionproof equipment (it is just one of the many ways in which one can […]

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