IIAR6 Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance for Closed Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems, is much easier to accomplish. While still requiring some effort to conduct, Bill Lape points out that it helps valves function correctly and safely when used, and particularly critical when needed to stop a leak in the system. Staying on top of your valve maintenance will help you to avoid costly regulatory fines due to failure to comply with the Mechanical Integrity element of the Process Safety Management regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.119(j).
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