CI/CHLOR PAMPHLET 17
Packaging Plant Safety and Operational Guidelines
|Publication Date:||1 November 2017|
The purpose of this pamphlet is primarily to provide both operational recommendations and safety information for employees at facilities that package 100 lb. (45 kg) and 150 lb. (68 kg) cylinders and ton containers (907 kg) of chlorine. The members of The Chlorine Institute have developed these recommendations through a task group, with a review and final acceptance by the Institute's Health, Environment, Safety and Security Issue Team. This pamphlet describes what are believed to be safe methods for carrying out the numerous operations of a chlorine packaging plant. However, they are intended only as recommendations and are not necessarily meant to exclude other procedures designed to safely do the same task.
Many of the operations included in this pamphlet are covered by governmental regulations, applicable Fire and Building Codes and/or standards established by organizations such as the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The applicable requirements, codes and standards must be reviewed by the facility and any departure from these requirements should be thoroughly analyzed and documented.
Recommendations for security at packaging plants are contained in the CI Security Management Plan for the Transportation and On-Site Storage and Use of Chlorine Cylinders, Ton Containers and Cargo Tanks, available to CI members.