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4:31 am
October 22, 2009
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Uptime: "The Art Of Stewardship"

“I am doing the best that I can, but it’s not enough. The other crew doesn’t seem to care about the equipment here. They beat it up … run it dry … don’t put things back. They just don’t seem to understand that our future, OUR jobs, depend on taking care of this equipment so […]


6:05 pm
October 21, 2009
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Process Safety: Train On Safe Gas-Cylinder Handling

On June 24, 2005, serious trouble erupted at the Praxair gas-filling and distribution facility in St. Louis, MO. The site was storing about 30,000 compressed gas cylinders containing oxygen, nitrogen, propane, propylene, acetylene, carbon dioxide, helium and other specialty gases. That fateful summer day, a small fire from a propylene cylinder spread to other cylinders […]