A refrigeration rack fitting failed, filling the machinery room with CO2, causing the building to be evacuated

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Technologies

Reference number
II-1023571-2020 (#18192)

Location: North Vancouver

Regulated industry sector: Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration - Refrigeration system

Incident overview

A rack fitting in a CO2 refrigeration direct system used for display cases and cold rooms failed, filling the machinery room with 750 lbs of CO2. The fire department was called, and the building was evacuated.
 

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