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Ammonium Nitrate - Safety & Security Guidelines

In the wake of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion involving ammonium nitrate, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has worked to continue on-going education within the fertilizer retail industry on proper storage of ammonium nitrate.

 One of those efforts involved the development of the "Safety and Security Guidelines for the Storage and Transportation of Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate at Retail Facilities."  The guidance was developed by TFI and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA).

Posted - 05/23/2014 09:35:28 AM


Virtual Pipelines

Please find attached an informational (white paper) document centered around a practice called Virtual Pipelines (aka Portable Pipelines). This is a growing industry in the northeast that uses a modular system to provide natural gas to areas not served by traditional pipelines. This link  highlights its components, containers and safety features.

Posted - 05/19/2014 09:18:50 AM


West Texas Fertilizer Explosion Firefighter Fatailty Investigation

The Texas State Fire Marshal's Office recently released its Firefighter Fatalityy Investigation for the multi- Line Of Duty Death incident that occured at the West Fertilizer Company on April 17, 2013. The report can be foudn at this link for refrence.

Posted - 05/19/2014 09:01:36 AM


Combustible Dust Firefighting Guidance

OSHA recently published guidance documents on firefighting precautions at facilities with combustible dusts.  Those with interest please visit:

Combustible Dust Guide

Combustible Dust Quick Card

Posted - 09/03/2013 02:03:05 PM