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Re: Ammonia Refrigeration
At 60,000 lbs of ammonia, the beer brewer is already required to meet
the OSHA standard of Process Safety Management and therefore must meet
the requirements of Program 3 of the RMP.
If the the OSHA standard has already been met by the brewer, the
additional requirements to meet Program 3 of the RMP will be:
- off-site consequence analysis
- five-year accident history
- documenation of the items completed for OSHA Process Safety
For something as simple as ammonia being the only on-site toxic, off
the top of my head, my estimate to prepare a Risk Management Plan
would be no more than $15,000. This would be considerably less
expensive than switching refrigerants.
However, the requirements of the OSHA Process Safety Management
standard are much more extensive. If the brewery wishes to avoid the
process safety management requirements of OSHA, it might be well worth
their while to switch refrigerants.
I hope this is helpful.
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Subject: Re: Ammonia Refrigeration
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org at INTERNET
Date: 6/26/97 8:52 AM
Re: Ammonia Refrigeration I am working with a beer brewer who
currently cools his product with a refrigeration system uti-
lizing 60,000 pounds of ammonia. With the CAA rules on risk
management planning going into effect, he is looking for a
substitute system that would not break the bank, and yet keep
him in good graces with applicable rules and regs and out of
necessity of doing RMP. This is a new area for me. What are
similar industries doing about replacing ammonia refrigeration?
Any thoughts? David F. Lawrence Indiana Dept. of
Environmental Mgmt., 504 North Broadway, Gary, IN 46402. Phone
(219) 881-6720; FAX (219) 881-6745; E-mail