Petkim chooses Diphoterine®
When it comes to the petrochemical industry, we can identify five major risk stages, namely: Production, Inspection, Storage, Maintenance and Supporting Operations.
The petrochemical industry is responsible for the production and trade of petrochemicals and works hand-in-hand with the petroleum industry. Another big area within the petrochemical industry is the polymer or plastics industry.
At one of the petrochemical plants, Petkim, among others, Sulfuric Acid (80%) as well as Sodium Hydroxide (50%) are produced. These products can cause sever burns if splashed on skin or eyes. Furthermore, Sulfuric Acid reacts vigorously with water in a highly exothermic reaction. Therefore, rinsing a Sulfuric Acid splash under a conventional water safety shower often causes more damage. Identifying these risks, Petkim has implemented the following solution:
Not only have Petkim ensured the safety of their employees during production of the chemicals by equipping the plant with Diphoterine® First-Aid Stations, but have also made the recommendation of the use of Diphoterine® in their MSDS sheets for these products in the event of chemical splash.
To protect yourself and your employees in the event of chemical splashes to the skin and eyes, contact us today!