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Report of Visit to Texaco Corporation, Wilmington, California.
Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, Maryland 1977 Nov:2 pages
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.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0171; Coal-workers; Coal-products; Safety-practices; Coal-gasification; Occupational-exposure; Toxic-gases;
13463-39-3; 13463-40-6; 7783-06-4;
Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
Enviro Control, Inc., Rockville, Maryland
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