Anhydrous means "without water."' Because NH3 CONTAINS NO WATER, it is attracted to any form of moisture. If exposed to NH3 -- immediately flush the exposed body area(s) with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately after emergency first aid treatment.
Don't be blind to the dangers of Anhydrous Ammonia! Potential health hazards are:
Any equipment replacement MUST be made "IN KIND":
Nurse tank cutting or welding is only to be done by certified welder with R-stamp or Ustamp, or equivalent...if baffle is detached... remove tank from service.
Extra caution is needed when using additives in fill valves to minimize corrosion:
Publication #: 93-132
This document is a NIOSH Publication, Publication date: April 1993.
This bulletin was produced at the University of Missouri - Columbia in coordination with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (800) 356-4674. Developed by Judy Barnes Oskam, Oklahoma State University and Doug Ross, University of Missouri - Columbia.
This is only a synopsis of anhydrous ammonia safety information. For detailed information, contact your local Cooperative Extension office or agrichemical dealer
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