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  Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, AEX-594
Anhydrous ammonia is caustic and will cause severe bums to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
Anhydrous ammonia is a strong alkali that can cause death or severe injury to body tissue due to its caustic, corrosive, freezing and dehydrating action.
Anhydrous ammonia tanks should not be used to store other materials such as propane or liquefied petroleum gas.
ohioline.osu.edu /aex-fact/0594.html   (1761 words)

  
 NASD: Play it Safe with Anhydrous Ammonia
Anhydrous ammonia is a hydroscopic compound, which means that it seeks water from the nearest source, including the human body.
Most deaths from anhydrous ammonia are caused by severe damage to the throat and lungs from a direct blast to the face.
Anhydrous ammonia is a hydroscopic compound, which means it seeks out moisture.
www.cdc.gov /NASD/docs/d001001-d001100/d001062/d001062.html   (1235 words)

  
 NASD: Towing Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks
Regulations require that a SMV sign be attached to the rear of the vehicle and visible from at least 500 feet.
The words Anhydrous Ammonia (4 inches high) and Inhalation Hazard (3 inches high) must be placed on both sides of the tank.
In addition, the anhydrous ammonia label must be placed on the rear of the tank.
www.cdc.gov /NASD/docs/d001701-d001800/d001750/d001750.html   (666 words)

  
  Anhydrous Ammonia
About 80% of anhydrous ammonia accidents are the result of using improper procedures, lack of training in equipment operation or failure to follow prescribed practices.
Anhydrous ammonia is a hydroscopic compound, which means that it seeks water from the nearest source, any source, including the human body.
Most deaths from anhydrous ammonia are caused by severe damage to the throat and lungs from a direct blast to the face.
www.indresgroup.com /anhydrous.htm   (373 words)

  
 Using Anhydrous Ammonia Safely on the Farm
During warm weather the temperature of the liquid anhydrous ammonia increases, causing it to expand and increasing the vapor pressure in the tank.
Anhydrous ammonia expands into a gas as it is injected into the soil where it rapidly combines with soil moisture.
Anhydrous ammonia is one of the more dangerous chemicals handled on the farm.
www.extension.umn.edu /distribution/cropsystems/DC2326.html   (3742 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks
Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today.
When anhydrous ammonia is released from compression in a storage tank (200 psi) to the atmosphere (0 psi), the temperature drops from 100 degrees F to minus 28 degrees F. At this temperature, ammonia will freeze-burn the skin on contact.
Anhydrous ammonia is heavier than air and will settle in the low areas of the surrounding landscape, such as road ditches, sloughs, and valleys.
www.ag.ndsu.edu /pubs/ageng/safety/ae1149-1.htm   (3041 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia - Formatted for Print
Anhydrous ammonia is commonly used nitrogen fertilizer (82-0-0).
Anhydrous ammonia is not regarded as a fire hazard, as it is unusual for it to explode or burn.
Anhydrous ammonia is not only very corrosive to living tissue; it is corrosive to brass, copper, zinc and many alloys.
www.labour.gov.sk.ca /safety/pamphlets/anhydrous/printpage.htm   (1162 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks
As liquid anhydrous ammonia is transferred into the nurse tank the vapor in the nurse tank must be moved to the bulk storage tank to allow for the incoming liquid.
It is used to control the direction of flow of anhydrous ammonia when unloading a truck or rail tank car, preventing a flow of anhydrous ammonia from the bulk tank to the truck or rail tank car being unloaded.
Anhydrous ammonia is a fertilizer commonly used in North Dakota agriculture.
www.ag.ndsu.edu /pubs/ageng/safety/ae1149-2.htm   (4262 words)

  
 G1920 Using Agricultural Anhydrous Ammonia Safely, MU Extension
Under atmospheric temperature and pressure, anhydrous ammonia is a colorless gas with a sharp, penetrating odor.
As the outside temperatures increase, the temperature of the anhydrous ammonia increases, causing the vapor pressure in the tank to increase.
When a victim has been exposed to anhydrous ammonia, move him or her to a safe place and flush the exposed area immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes.
muextension.missouri.edu /xplor/agguides/agengin/g01920.htm   (3432 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia
The researchers state in their summary, “Even though the changes caused by anhydrous ammonia, NH3, are localized initially, a large volume of soil in a plow layer will be affected over five to ten years of sustained used of this fertilizer, especially under intensive farming practices.
Although much of their work was done in the greenhouse, one set of experiments to evaluate the drying properties of anhydrous ammonia under actual field conditions was conducted.
Anhydrous ammonia has a drastic chemical action on soil that significantly affects its water holding and water evaporation ability.
www.kozgro.com /Articles/Anhydrous%20Ammonia.htm   (981 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia Health Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anhydrous ammonia is a colorless, highly irritating gas with a sharp, suffocating odor.
After a severe exposure, injury to the eyes, lungs, skin, or digestive system may continue to develop for 18 to 24 hours, and delayed effects primarily to the respiratory system or the eyes are possible.
Anhydrous ammonia is not known to cause cancer.
www.health.state.nd.us /EPR/resources/anhydrous.htm   (942 words)

  
 Information Bulletin: Anhydrous Ammonia in Methamphetamine Production
Anhydrous ammonia is a colorless, pungent gas legitimately used as a fertilizer and as a refrigerant in commercial air-conditioning systems.
Anhydrous ammonia is commonly used by farmers as a fertilizer.
Anhydrous ammonia has been safely and successfully used for a half century by farmers to grow basic crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat.
www.indianadea.com /public_docs/pubs0/677/index.htm   (1920 words)

  
 Using Anhydrous Ammonia Safely, EC 94-738   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anhydrous ammonia has a built-in safety factor because you "can't stand to breathe it." No one can voluntarily remain in a concentration of NH gas strong enough to damage the nose, throat, lungs, eyes or skin.
Anhydrous ammonia vapors are easily detected because of their pungent odor, even in low concentrations.
Anhydrous ammonia also is used to add non-protein nitrogen to wheat straw, silage, and hay.
ianrpubs.unl.edu /safety/ec738.htm   (4569 words)

  
 Calibrating Anhydrous Ammonia Applicators, EC94-737-D   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anhydrous ammonia is transported to the field in a nurse tank ranging in capacity from 500 to 1,000 gallons.
Anhydrous ammonia application is controlled using one of three metering devices — variable size orifice (Figure 5a), electronic control monitor (Figure 5b), or a metering pump.
Anhydrous ammonia output is controlled by adjusting the stroke length or pulse frequency.
ianrpubs.unl.edu /farmpower/ec737.htm   (6858 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia Is Tough on Human Beings
Anhydrous ammonia is a highly effective form of nitrogen fertilizer which accounts for its popularity.
At standard conditions, anhydrous ammonia is a clear, colorless gas with a very sharp, characteristic odor.
Recovery from an anhydrous exposure burn is similar to a burn from fire.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extnews/newsrelease/1998/101598/09anhydr.htm   (648 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety
Anhydrous ammonia is one of the most efficient and widely used sources of nitrogen for plant growth.
For use as an agricultural fertilizer anhydrous ammonia is stored in a liquid state, under pressure in specially made tanks strong enough to withstand internal pressures of a minimum of 250 pounds per square inch.
Regulations require that all farm vehicles used for anhydrous ammonia carry a container filled with at least 5 gallons of water.
muextension.missouri.edu /marion/Farm_Mgmt/anhydrous_ammonia_safety.htm   (706 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety - NSC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anhydrous ammonia is an important source of nitrogen fertilizer for crops.
The improper handling of anhydrous ammonia can have catastrophic results on both plants and farm workers.
Use care when cleaning plugged knives as anhydrous ammonia could be built-up behind the plug.
www.nsc.org /library/facts/agrianam.htm   (219 words)

  
 19940228 Accidental Release of Anhydrous Ammonia at Storage/Dispensing Facilities and Elevators
The unexpected release of anhydrous ammonia is believed to be due to a design error that may have caused a 3/4" (1.91 cm) schedule 80 vent stack on the liquid ammonia line to fail at the point where it was threaded into the liquid ammonia line.
During a replenishing operation of anhydrous ammonia from a tanker truck to one of the two storage tanks, the vent stack with the relief valve failed resulting in the release of approximately 12 tons (10,886 kg) of anhydrous ammonia into the atmosphere.
To prevent similar accidents, it is recommended that anhydrous ammonia facilities be informed of the potential failure of vent pipes as described above.
www.osha.gov /dts/hib/hib_data/hib19940228.html   (797 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia
Anhydrous ammonia (NH3), readily recognized by its distinctive odor, is a compressed gas with extremely toxic vapors which irritate the eyes and skin.
It is therefore critical that employees who deal with anhydrous ammonia and response personnel who might respond to an emergency situation involving NH3 be trained in safe handling and response techniques.
The film explores proper protective clothing, both for handling anhydrous ammonia and for emergency response to a vapor release, and discusses priorities and procedures to follow when an incident includes a fire in the area of ammonia.
www.moxietraining.com /programs/osha/os_anhydrous_ammonia.htm   (352 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia Theft
Anhydrous ammonia can be used illicitly for the production of the highly addictive drug methamphetamine (meth), a powerful central nervous system stimulant.
Criminals cause anhydrous ammonia incidents when nurse tank valves are left open; ammonia is transferred into makeshift containers; or hoses and/or fittings were loosely attached to valves of nurse tanks causing leaks and spills.
“Anhydrous ammonia is a particular problem in addressing clandestine drug labs due to its widespread use in the manufacture of illegal methamphetamine.
www.mda.state.mn.us /spills/ammonia/theft.htm   (538 words)

  
 Anhydrous dentifrice - Patent 4647451
The anhydrous dentifrice claimed in claim 1 wherein said fluoride-providing compound is selected from the group consisting of sodium fluoride, stannous fluoride and sodium monofluorophosphate.
In point of fact, water is generally present since it is difficult to formulate an anhydrous dentifrice containing humectant as vehicle liquid phase component with many of gum or gum-like gelling materials recognized in the art as solid phase vehicle components with desirable cream or gel consistency without sacrificing rheological, sensory and/or hygienic characteristics.
In the anhydrous dentifrice of the present invention, combinations of fluorine-providing material and polishing agent which would be incompatible in the presence of water, can be employed with substantially optimum soluble fluorine retention.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4647451.html   (3069 words)

  
 Agrium - Anhydrous Ammonia
Ingredients for the production of anhydrous ammonia are air, natural gas and steam (air is 78% nitrogen).
After a series of processes to remove carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, the remaining high-purity gas (high in nitrogen and hydrogen content) is compressed under extreme pressure and sent to a reactor vessel where ammonia is synthesized.
The anhydrous ammonia is then liquified and stored at a temperature of approximately -34° Celsius (-30° Fahrenheit).
www.agrium.com /products_services/ingredients_for_growth/nitrogen/anhydrous_ammonia.jsp   (258 words)

  
 North Dakota Department of Agriculture
To promote the safe operation of anhydrous ammonia facilities, licensing is done in order to identify and locate all anhydrous ammonia storage facilities in North Dakota and to inspect them to assure they meet existing standard for safety.
Chapter 19-20.2-02 of the anhydrous ammonia law requires that any user or vendor of anhydrous ammonia owning or operating an anhydrous ammonia storage facility shall apply for an operator's license to the agriculture commissioner and the board of county commissioners of the county in which the facility is located.
Chapter 19-20.2-03 of the anhydrous ammonia law states that no anhydrous ammonia facility may be constructed or operated without a license issued by the agriculture commissioner and the board of county commissioners of the county in which the facility is located.
www.agdepartment.com /Programs/Plant/Anhydrous.html   (242 words)

  
 Tanner Industries, Inc. · Anhydrous Ammonia
Anhydrous ammonia is the compound formed by the combination of the two gaseous elements, nitrogen and hydrogen, in the proportion of one part of nitrogen to three parts of hydrogen by volume.
At atmospheric temperature and pressures, anhydrous ammonia is a pungent colorless gas.
Anhydrous ammonia boils at -28°F and freezes to a white crystalline mass
www.tannerind.com /anhydrous-ammonia.html   (463 words)

  
 Anhydrous Ammonia - Montana Department of Agriculture
Accidental spills of anhydrous ammonia shall be reported to the National Response Center, Montana Disaster and Emergency Services as well as the Department of Agriculture.
Licensing for anhydrous ammonia dealers is a part of the annual Fertilizer/Soil Amendment Dealer License effective January 1st of each year.
The anhydrous ammonia program conducts inspection of anhydrous ammonia facilities and equipment when this product is used as an agricultural fertilizer.
agr.state.mt.us /licensing/anhydrous.asp   (289 words)

  
 MDA - Anhydrous Ammonia
Producers throughout Michigan use anhydrous ammonia as a source of nitrogen fertilizer for crops.
Anhydrous ammonia has several advantages, it is readily available and is a low cost form of nitrogen.
The wrongful use of anhydrous ammonia is of great concern to the agriculture industry since it is widely used as a low-cost form of agricultural fertilizer.
www.michigan.gov /mda/0,1607,7-125-1569_16993-49349--,00.html   (485 words)

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