Emergency kits contain equipment to use for chlorine cylinders or containers in response to chlorine incidents.
Developed to design specifications of the Chlorine Institute in the US.
The kits contain devices to stop leaks in the chlorine containers.
- Kit A – Chlorine cylinders
- Kit B – Chlorine ton containers
- Kit C – Chlorine tanks
Emergency Kit A:
For 100 / 150 pound Chlorine cylinders
(US DOT 3A480 & 3AA480)
Contains devices and tools to stop leaks at the valve, fusible plug and side walls of chlorine 100 and 150 pound cylinders that conform to specification DOT 3A480.
Two instruction booklets explaining the application of each device are included.
The kit also includes a variety of hand tools, inspection seals and additional sealing devices. All items are labelled with a part number, colour coded red and stored inside a durable polyethylene kit box.
Emergency Kit B:
For Chlorine ton container
(US DOT 106A500X & 110A500W)
Contains devices and tools to contain leaks in and around the ton container valves and in the side wall of ton containers.
A variety of hand tools, inspection seals and additional sealing devices are included.
All items are labelled with a part number, colour coded yellow and stored inside a durable polyethylene tool box.
Emergency Kit C:
For Chlorine tank car, cargo tank & portable tank in chlorine service
(US DOT 105J500W, MC331 & 51)
Contains devices and tools to contain leaks in and around the pressure relief device and angle valves.
Kit C also includes a variety of hand tools, inspection seals and additional sealing devices. All items are labelled with a part number, colour coded green and stored inside an extra-large, durable, polyethylene tool box.
The Chlorine Institute has issued a Bulletin regarding the application of the Emergency Kit C to the next generation rail tank car fittings.
NOTE: the use of Kit-C, especially Device 24, requires the initial measurement and subsequent monitoring of the pressure within the tank car. A pressure gauge assembly should be installed on a vapor valve to monitor pressure. A pressure gauge should include at a minimum a: 2 inch face; stainless steel case; monel tubing; unfilled; 0-600 psi range; 1 inch to ¼ inch reducer; and a suitable hard case for storage. Gauges must be manufactured for chlorine use, isolated with an appropriate diaphragm seal, or cleaned appropriately to avoid reactions with organics.