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  • Ammonia Valves - How to Install, Handle & Operate Valves Safely

    Ammonia, in its various amounts of dilution, is a disastrous element. The anhydrous ammonia is classified as a toxic and dangerous gas for the environment. It can form explosive mixtures upon reaction with air (16-25%) as it is a flammable gas (autoignition temperature 651 °C). Ammonia reacts violently with halogens too. Due to such explosive nature of the gas, it is important to be very cautious about its storage & handling.

    Handling Ammonia

    • You must be certified to work with anhydrous ammonia.
    • While working with ammonia, you must importantly wear goggles, gloves and breathing apparatus.
    • It is vital to drain all tanks, piping, and hoses of anhydrous ammonia completely before installing, removing, or repairing any equipment.
    • Have sufficient amount of water before working with ammonia.

    Installing & Operating Ammonia Valves

    • Ensure that the valve is turned off before installation & place it in a direction in relation to the flow.
    • Apply a pipe thread sealant to a male pipe thread to be installed into a valve.
    • Install the valve into a pipe or hose assembly and tighten it using a wrench.
    • Before operating a valve, ensure that it is attached to appropriate piping & also that an appropriate valve is attached to the outside of the valve.
    • Turn off any downstream valve that is open to prevent ammonia from spraying into the air.
    • Never open the valve partially.
    • Never leave the valve open unattended. It must be open only while in use.

    Maintaining Ammonia Valves

    • Check the valves regularly for any leaks.
    • If you observe leaks, try to tighten the valve. If it doesn’t stop, replace with a new valve.
    • Constantly observe if any of the valves have worn out and consider replacing the worn out valves at the earliest.

    Ammonia Valves

    Ammonia Valves - JTC Valve Sales

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  • Ensure Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety with CGA Fittings

    Safety of compressed gas cylinders is essential for maintaining the industrial standards of safety. Fastest compressed gas products are manufactured in the USA and adhere to strict quality and testing processes before letting out their products for sale. Gas cylinder safety is a critical issue as if ignored, can lead to hazardous situations.
    CGA Fittings

    CGA Fittings

    The CGA fittings employ flexibility to the compression gas tubing. CGA 540, 580 and 870 connectors are the most commonly used connectors. FasTest connections offer the following advantages over the other competitive brands:

  • Simplified designs to have fewer seals for maintenance
  • Rapid replacement or refurbishment program to minimize downtime
  • Increased durability due to a single piece exterior body
  • Safety features to lock connectors under pressure
  • Minimized common failure points
  • CGA 580 fittings have no twist, no turn approach to filling
  • Compression fittings are easy to connect and suitable for pallet
  • Leak tight seal along with patented safety locking mechanism
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