Please note that your check valves and other back-up stops need to be checked regularly for functionality as even a little water in chlorine makes it eat valves and metal quickly. I oversaw a large loss in Nevada years ago where the check valves had flat spots from erosion/corrosion/wear that made them non-functional so that there was no way to stop the flow of chlorine from the tanks and out through a pipe elbow that failed. The leak was eventually stopped by dismantling pipes and inserting a blind flange in place of a gasket. Messy, expensive and should have been unnecessary. The resulting evacuation of a town and hospital and loss of many pets and gardens was not popular. Typically the piping is more at risk than is the tank itself. Caleb Didriksen Didriksen Law Firm 3114 Canal Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 504 586 1600 fax 504 822 3119 -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Jason Jones Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:25 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chlorine Cylinder SOPs or Contingency Plan Does anyone out there have a SOP or a Contingency Plan for responding to a chlorine cylinder leak or rupture? We have 1 ton cylinders that are used for our water treatment systems. Thank you, Jason Jones The University Of Mississippi Medical Center Biological/Chemical Safety Officer Phone: (601)-984-1981 Pager: (601)-929-3884 jnjones2**At_Symbol_Here**hr.umsmed.edu Individuals who have received this information in error or are not authorized to receive it must promptly return or dispose of the information and notify the sender. Those individuals are hereby notified that they are strictly prohibited from reviewing, forwarding, printing, copying, distributing or using this information in any way.
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