For customers who may be concerned that you are using tanks referenced in the recent Department of Transportation claim against American Welding & Tank, the only customer action necessary is to continue to observe the industry best practice of regular self-inspection of anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks and equipment.
At American Welding & Tank, we have always worked, and will continue to work, with customers to minimize any safety risk using and maintaining anhydrous ammonia storage tanks and to quickly and effectively respond to any issues. Because of the corrosive nature of anhydrous ammonia and general wear and tear on equipment, customers should regularly inspect tanks and related equipment for any sign of damage, wear, or leak.
American Welding & Tank recommends that our customers continue to observe industry best practices by following this protocol to ensure leaks or other maintenance issues with the anhydrous ammonia application equipment are immediately detected and treated:
American Welding & Tank is not aware of any incidents of serious injury sustained through a pinhole leak of anhydrous ammonia involving one of the company’s tanks. Additionally, the company is unaware of any instance in which pinhole leaks led to a rupture or larger release of anhydrous ammonia. However, other types of leaks can occur due to the corrosive nature of anhydrous ammonia and wear on equipment. Any leak should be taken seriously.
American Welding & Tank is proud of the excellent safety record of its anhydrous ammonia tanks and wants to ensure years of continued safe use of its products. Customers with questions about these and other American Welding & Tank products should contact 419-333-5202.