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The Chlorine Institute (CI) founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies that are involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride.
Chlorine chemistry plays a critical role in meeting some of our most basic needs. Chlorine chemistry enables scientists to pioneer advances in modern medicine and renewable energy. It helps protect American soldiers and police officers. Chlorine chemistry transforms public health hazards like drinking water and swimming pools, into modern day conveniences.
The Chlorine Institute exists to support the chlor-alkali industry and serve the public by fostering continuous improvements to safety and the protection of human health and the environment connected with the production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides, and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride.
37th Annual Packagers/Sodium Hypochlorite Seminar
From February 9-11, 2014 the 37th Annual Packagers/Sodium Hypochlorite Seminar was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Bend Indiana. Bob Smith with Alexander Chemical Company (ACC) was the Chairman of the Task Group that had the responsibility of planning and organizing the seminar. Neither subfreezing temperatures nor the winter storm threats dampened the enthusiasm of the 50 plus members who attended. In fact, this year's Seminar had attendees who came from as far away as South Africa and who were anxious to bring home the ideas and information that they heard in South Bend.
New Edition of Pamphlet 6, Piping Systems for Dry Chlorine, now AVAILABLE
Revision 16 of this pamphlet includes the addition of a section on fully-lined valves (4.1.9), a more robust section on liquid expansion chambers (5.5), recommendations on plastic pipe selections and discussion on gas permeability under vacuum (9), a caution on pneumatic testing (11.2.2), updated guidance on hydrostatic testing (appendix A, 2.3.1), and addition of a definition of deformation pressure (Appendix A, 2.6). Contact Terry Cirone for additional information.
CI signs onto letter to EPA's Gina McCarty requesting that Notices of Arrival (NOAs) resume immediately.
"A letter signed by 17 trade associations (CI included) regarding the processing of Notices of Arrival for importation of FIFRA-registered products was sent to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on October 10, 2013. The letter follows discussions with EPA staff in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) and the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA). The letter requests that EPA resume processing of NOAs immediately. At the beginning of the shutdown the Agency announced that "EPA will be unable to review and approve Notices of Arrival (NOAs) that are required before pesticides can be imported. Without EPA's review and approval of forms demonstrating that the pesticides have been properly registered, the products will not be cleared for entry into the United States. Read more...
CI Leads TRANSCAER® Chlorine Emergency Response Training in Fernandina Beach, FL
CI and First Coast Railroad held two days of chlorine emergency response training for regional safety and response personnel at First Coast's rail yard in mid-August, earning front-page coverage from the The Fernandina Beach News Leader.
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9th Euro Chlor Technology Conference & Exhibition - April 1-3, 2014 in Madrid, Spain
Euro Chlor is pleased to invite you to participate in its 9th International Chlorine Technology Conference and Exhibition which will take place in Madrid on April 1-3, 2014. The conference will be held at the Melia Castilla hotel where accommodation is available at a special rate for participants.