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Control Technology Assessment for Coal Gasification and Liquefaction Processes. Final Study Plan.

Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, Maryland 1979 Jan:41 pages
A plan was detailed for an evaluation of engineering controls used in coal conversion processes. The purpose for this study was not only to evaluate the different control methods, but to assess and document monitoring devices and work practices used to reduce or eliminate such worker exposures and emissions, to assess and document personal protective equipment, and to review and assess the validity and accuracy of existing facility sampling data. Research needs were identified for new control technology and efforts were made to obtain accurate cost data for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the controls evaluated. The first phase of the study involved a search of the existing literature for pertinent information. The second phase involved an evaluation of field facility surveys of performance and engineering control systems at various locations and analogous industries. The final phase will include the preparation of the final report. Individual case studies will be made at each location. Current control devices included valves, flanges, and miscellaneous tanks and storage bins. Various categories of control methods were discussed, including controls which result in containment of the harmful agent; controls which remove or reduce the concentration of the contaminants; controls which isolate or remove the worker from toxic agents; and controls and monitoring systems which warn the worker of hazardous conditions.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0084; Coal-products; Coal-workers; Control-technology; Workplace-monitoring; Coal-gasification;
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Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
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Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, Maryland
Page last reviewed: September 4, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division