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Control technology assessment for coal gasification and liquefaction processes, Solvent Refined Lignite Process Development Unit, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Authors
Telesca DR
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CT 119-20a, 1982 Mar; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00133789
Abstract
A control technology assessment was conducted at the Solvent Refined Lignite Process Development Unit of the University of North Dakota (SIC-3312), Grand Forks, North Dakota, on March 5, 1980. The survey was conducted to study the control technology that was available to prevent occupational exposure to hazardous agents in coal conversion facilities. Potential hazards consisted of coal dust, noise, polynuclear aromatics, toluene (108883), fires, explosions, carbon- monoxide (630080), and aromatic amines. General dilution ventilation was used for combustible vapors and gases as well as fumes from polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. The facility did not have a comprehensive health and safety program. Concerns were primarily safety oriented. Work practices required the use of safety hats and safety shoes. Carbon-monoxide monitors sampled different locations in the Unit; there were no hydrogen-sulfide monitors. The author recommends blow out walls or panels to house liquefaction units or similar equipment. Greater emphasis should be placed on housekeeping. Future installations should provide more space around vessels for maintenance. Industrial hygiene and occupational health programs should be designed, and should include a respiratory protection program. Skin exposures should be controlled.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; NIOSH-Contract; Control-technology; Field-Study; Coal-gasification; Airborne-dusts; Explosive-gases; Industrial-design; Safety-engineering; Combustible-materials; Region-8
CAS No.
108-88-3; 630-08-0
Publication Date
19820301
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-181593
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-119-20a; Contract-210-78-0084
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
3312
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
ND; OH; MD
Performing Organization
Enviro Control, Rockville, Maryland
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