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Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A leading global manufacturer of chemicals faced a significant corrosion problem in some of its metal tanks. The tanks contained the final product of a peracetic acid production line Continue reading “Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel” »

Hurricane Harvey and Arkema Peroxide Plant Explosions

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The flooded Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, where explosions continued to take place on September 1, 2017 (Source: ABC News, http://abcnews.go.com, September 1, 2017)

I doubt hurricane Harvey needs any introductions.  Dozens of people have been killed and thousands of houses destroyed and damaged.  Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey and Arkema Peroxide Plant Explosions” »

OSHA’s New 1% Test for PSM

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations.” –Statement on every OSHA letter of interpretation. Continue reading “OSHA’s New 1% Test for PSM” »