Failed piping releases ammonia into machinery room

Incident Investigation

Failed piping releases ammonia into machinery room

September 4, 2017

Boiler, PV and Refrigeration

Reference Number:

5623079



Location: Aldergrove

Description: A piping fitting failed that released about 5 pounds of ammonia into the machinery room of an ice rink. The fitting between the oil separator and its relief valve cracked and failed to hold the ammonia in the piping, which activated the exhaust ventilation system.

 

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