Separations Safety Modules

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board referred to in the safety modules is an independent federal agency that is tasked with investigating the major causes of chemical accidents. They provide recommendations on safety improvements and provide lessons learned in hope to protect the community and environment from future incidents.

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Module 1: Ammonia Release at Millard Refrigerated Services
Class Tested by University of Michigan Separation Processes Course
  • Description: Separation system to remove ammonia vapor release at Millard Refrigeration
  • Location: Theodore, Alabama, US
  • Date: August 23, 2010
Module 2: Ethylene Oxide Explosion at Stergenics
Class Tested by University of Michigan Separation Processes Course
  • Description: Separation system to remove ethylene oxide from a room
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Date: March 9, 2004
Module 3: BP Explosion
  • Description: Removal of ammonia escaping into a safe room after release of in the plant
  • Location: Texas City, Texas, US
  • Date: March 23, 2005