Krumel Grain - Executive Summary
1. The Facility Policy |
The owners, management, and employees of Krumel Grain are committed to the prevention of any accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia. If an accidental release should occur, the facility is prepared to work with the local fire company, or other authorities, to mitigate any release and minimize the impact of the release to people and the environment.
2. Facility Information.
- The primary activity at the facility is the storage and marketing of grain and handling fertilizers for sale to farmers.
- Anhydrous ammonia is received, stored, and distributed for direct application as fertilizer for crop productions.
- The maximum quantity stored would be 110,000 pounds in our two-12,000 gallon storage tanks. The maximum quantity handled would be 180,000 pounds with the delivery nurse tanks full.
3. The worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario.
a. The worst-case release scenario would be the release of the total contents of both storag
e tanks released as a gas over 10 minutes. The maximum quantity released would be 110,000 pounds, which represents the volume of both storage tanks at 87.5 percent capacity as limited by design standards. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is .98 miles.
b. The alternative release scenario based on a possible potential incident is a release from a break in a transfer hose. The distance to the endpoint (point of dispersion to 200 ppm) is .22 miles.
4. The accidental release prevention program.
The facility has implemented the provisions of "Safety Requirements for the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia, K-61.1", published by the American National Standards Institute, Inc., enforced by the State Fire Marshal, and the standards of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.111, "Storage and Handling of Anhydrous ammonia".
5. The Five-year Accident History
There have been no accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia
in the past five years.
6. The emergency response program.
- The facility has:
a. a written emergency action plan, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.38;
b. a written emergency response program, in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, including pre-emergency planning and employee training.
c. provided state and local authorities the emergency planning and community right-to-know information as required under SARA Title III (EPCRA).
7. Planned changes to improve safety.
Safety improvement is an on-going process at the facility. Periodic evaluations are performed to assess the maintenance of safe conditions. There are no additional specific anhydrous ammonia safety recommendations for implementation at this time.