A chlorine gas leak that killed 12 and injured 251 more in Jordan made recent headlines. The deadly leak occurred at Jordan’s Aqaba port, when a tank filled with 25 tons of chlorine gas fell while in the process of being transported to Djibouti. Authorities were forced to call on area residents to shut windows and stay indoors to prevent further injury to the surrounding communities.
Such disasters remind us of the dangers of storing chlorine and the importance of having chlorine hazard mitigation measures in place, like PureAir’s Emergency Gas Scrubber, a turn-key solution that prevents toxic gas leaks.
Chlorine Leak Case Study: North Texas Municipal Water District
According to the Instrumentation Technician working that night, the EGS-300 worked very well, detecting the chlorine leak and dealing with it well before the main alarm system detected the leak.
PureAir Sentry™ Emergency Gas Scrubber (EGS)
The Sentry™ Emergency Gas Dry Scrubber from PureAir Filtration is the best line of defense against hazardous chlorine leaks at water treatment and other industrial facilities.
With only one moving part, the Sentry™ is safer and more reliable than old fashioned wet scrubber systems. Additionally, it requires less maintenance, is easier to operate, and costs less.
In the event of a leak, the Sentry™ activates and captures escaping chlorine gas before it puts unsuspecting employees and bystanders at risk. Unlike outdated wet scrubbers that require constant upkeep and handling of caustic solutions, the Sentry™ is safe, reliable and dependable.
Contact us to discuss how PureAir Filtration can meet your gas removal and corrosion protection needs.