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Report of Visit to Texaco Corporation, Wilmington, California.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, Maryland 1977 Nov:2 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00197344
Abstract
This report discusses a meeting between Enviro Control and representatives from Texaco Corporation held for the purpose of discussing a coal gasification project. In the project run of mine coal is subjected to wet grinding, sizing, and slurring to a slurry which contains 50 to 70% solids. Gasses coming off the gasifier were described and several questions were discussed regarding worker safety. No dust masks were required in the grinding operation or downstream since the operation was done wet and the coal slurried. Fines were not rejected but fed to the gasifier with the rest of the coal. There was an admitted possibility of nickel-carbonyl (13463393) formation in the scrubbing process. Iron-carbonyl (13463406) may be formed in the heat exchanger connecting the gasifier to scrubbing. On a tour of the facility, hydrogen-sulfide (7783064) was detected by smell in a couple of locations. Water deluge nozzles were positioned on the ground surrounding the Rectisol towers. No leaks were noted. Piping insulation was frayed and water vapor was freezing, causing ice buildup on the pipe, in a few places close to the ground.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0171; Coal-workers; Coal-products; Safety-practices; Coal-gasification; Occupational-exposure; Toxic-gases;
CAS No.
13463-39-3; 13463-40-6; 7783-06-4;
Publication Date
19771117
Document Type
Final Contract Report;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-173831
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
Contract-210-76-0171
Source Name
Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, Maryland
State
MD;
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