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Control Technology Assessment for Coal Gasification and Liquefaction Processes, Coal Gasification and Gas Purification Unit (CGGPU), Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Report No. CT-119-27a.

Authors
Telesca-DB
Source
NIOSH 1982 Apr:40 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00133790
Abstract
A control technology assessment was conducted at the Tennessee Valley Authority, National Fertilizer Development Center (SIC-3312), Muscle Shoals, Alabama in September 1981. The purpose of the visit was to study control technologies for preventing exposures to hazardous agents in coal conversion facilities. An industrial hygiene program was developed that was to be implemented when the facility achieved a steady state of operation. The program consisted of continuous area monitoring, compliance surveillance, and research monitoring. Continuous monitoring for hydrogen-sulfide (7783064), carbon-monoxide (630080), and combustible gases was conducted. Remote detection probes were located throughout the main process area to monitor concentrations within the work place. All employees participated in a 14 hour training program. The medical program consisted of preemployment and annual physical examinations (with emphasis on skin, respiratory, and genitourinary tracts) and included chest X-rays, audiograms, pulmonary function tests, and skin examinations. The author concludes that existing work practices and protective clothing requirements should provide adequate protection against dermal contact with polynuclear aromatics. Barrier creams may also be effective. Escape type respirators are recommended and air purifying respirators may be used under certain conditions. Fresh air supplied equipment should be used with hydrogen-sulfide and carbon-monoxide.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0084; Control-technology; Field-Study; Coal-gasification; Safety-programs; Health-protection; Emergency-equipment; Control-methods; Employee-health; CT-119-27a; Region-4;
CAS No.
7783-06-4; 630-08-0;
Publication Date
19820401
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-184068
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
CT-119-27a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
3312;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-119-27a
State
AL; TN; OH;
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