A comprehensive, informative training program, Anhydrous Ammonia will educate you and your employees about the harmful effects of ammonia on the human body. For example, when anhydrous ammonia is released into the local atmosphere from compression, the temperature drops substantially, freeze-burning human skin on contact and freezing clothing to the skin.
This DVD covers exposure limits. Ammonia exposure at different concentration levels can lead to a variety of problems, from minor eye irritation to blindness, from skin blisters to burns, and lung damage.
Anhydrous Ammonia is a hazardous substance. Stored at high pressures, it requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. At standard pressures and temperatures, anhydrous ammonia is a clear, colorless gas with a very distinguishable odor. Although the odor could be considered a “safety feature” of ammonia, it doesn’t diminish the risks of mishandling the substance.
An anhydrous ammonia concentration of 50 PPM will generally drive someone away from the area, but a concentration of more than 5,000 PPM will disable and suffocate a person, rendering escape impossible.
Most incidents involving anhydrous ammonia are a result of uncontrolled releases; minimal problems occur when ammonia is handled and stored correctly and applied as intended. Anhydrous Ammonia will highlight the most effective safeguards in preventing a release of this hazardous gas into the atmosphere. This training course shows how to correctly use personal protective equipment, which is required by law where anhydrous ammonia is handled. This training program will help protect you and your employees from the hazardous effects of this helpful but dangerous chemical.
Languages Available (sold separately): English, Portuguese (subtitle), Spanish
A DuPont Sustainable Solutions release