Environmental Health & Safety / Fluid Handling

Notice Warns about Pipe Support Dangers

By Chemical Processing Staff

Oct 09, 2013

The U.K.’s Health and Safety Executive has just issued a safety notice that describes the dangers of undetected corrosion in trunnion supports of pipework containing hazardous substances, in particular tubular trunnions fitted with an end cap — such trunnions are common at petrochemical plants — and the precautions necessary to ensure continued safe operation. For more details, see: http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/trunnion-supports-corrosion.htm.