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Reminder: CSB Issues New Safety Alert Focused on the Protentional Hazards of Emergency Discharges...



Reminder - CSB Issues New Safety Alert Focused on the Protentional Hazards of Emergency Discharges from Pressure Release Valves


"Today (March 6th), the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued a new Safety Alert titled “Hazards Posed by Discharges from Emergency Pressure-Relief Systems.” The CSB’s alert highlights hazards identified with emergency pressure-relief systems from four CSB investigations. The alert advises facilities that while a discharge from emergency pressure-relief systems can help protect equipment from unexpected and undesired high-pressure events, it can also seriously harm or fatally injure workers and cause extensive damage to a facility if the discharge is not made to a safe location..."



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