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Need help emphasizing dangers of CIP acid/base solutions

Need help emphasizing dangers of CIP acid/base solutions

Need help emphasizing dangers of CIP acid/base solutions

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Hi All,

I've come to a facility that is normalized to unacceptable chemical safety procedures and chemical systems design. To prove my point, it required a heated battle to convince the Ops team AND the HSE contact that a phosphoric acid/citric acid solution leak from overhead piping in a busy walkway is a near-miss.

Today I was 6" away from getting this chemical dripped on my face from another overhead leak. Although the MSDS clearly states the severe hazards of the solutions, I am looking for visual examples of the type of damage these types of solutions can cause. I am hoping that stronger visual examples will help me break the normalization and help make people realize these systems need to be treated with respect and attention.

I would appreciate any materials that can help me with this. It is important that the visual aids are closely related to the chemicals we have.

Base Solution: Aqueous 10% KOH, 5% NaHypochlorite, 5% NaOh

Acid Solution: Aqueous 50% Phosphoric Acid, 5% Citric Acid

RE: Need help emphasizing dangers of CIP acid/base solutions

You could probably pour both of those solutions onto a (unoccupied) shirt and show them the browning/disintegrating shirt to make your point.

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