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Main Title Prevention Reference Manual; Chemical Specific. Volume 13. Control of Accidental Releases of Methyl Isocyanate.
Author Davis, D. S. ; DeWolf, G. B. ; Nash, R. A. ; Stelling, J. S. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Feb 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number DCN-87-203-068-05-05; EPA-68-02-3994 ;EPA-68-02-4286; EPA/600/8-87/034M;
Stock Number PB89-161483
Additional Subjects Isocyanates ; Accidents ; Toxicity ; Pollution ; Manuals ; Risk ; Public health ; Hazards ; Inspection ; Recommendations ; Maintenance ; Standards ; Chemical releases ; Methyl isocyanate
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-161483 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1989
Collation 75p
The report is one of a series of manuals addressing accidental releases of toxic chemicals. Methyl isocyanate (MIC) has an Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) concentration of 20 ppm, making it a substantially acute toxic hazard. Reducing the risk associated with an accidental release of MIC involves identifying some of the potential causes of accidental releases that apply to processes that use MIC. The manual identifies examples of potential causes and measures that may be taken to reduce the accidental release risk. Such measures include recommendations on plant design practices, prevention, protection, and mitigation technologies, and operation and maintenance practices. Conceptual cost estimates of possible prevention, protection, and mitigation measures are provided.