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Process Safety Beacon: Water, Water Everywhere...


Water can be found throughout most chemical processing facilities — whether it is being used to clean buildings and equipment or as a lubricant, seal flush, or process solvent. Water also serves as a common heat-transfer fluid, suitable as cooling water, mixed with salts or glycol as a refrigerant, and as steam for heating. Despite its ubiquity, water can be surprisingly dangerous if it gets into the wrong place.

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