Paradeep: IFFCO Paradeep Unit conducted Mock Drill at its premises & the scenario was “Ammonia Gas leakage from the flange of vent line of Ammonia transfer pump-B.”
On dtd.10.07.2018 at about 11.12 am, based on the information received from the Ammonia Control room, the shift In-charge informed the sectional head of Off-Sites & Utility department & subsequently, it was informed to the Unit Head cum Sr. General Manager Sri A.K.Panda and it was declared as On-Site Emergency. At that time it was alerted through all surrounding areas through sirens. Based on the information received by the Unit Head, he immediately rushed to the Ammonia Site and saw the leakage of Ammonia mock drill. The due maintenance was taken up immediately by maintenance team headed by S. Muralikrishna, Dy.Manager and Sri R.K.Pandey, Jt.GM (Prod.), Site Incident Controller to arrest ammonia leakage and declared all cleared. IFFCO’s Fire & Safety department vacated the area and took all the precautionary measures and controlled the leakage by spraying water and providing water curtain. Officials of PPT, PPL, IOCL Refinery and IOCL Bottling division representatives (HSE) were also present during the mock drill conducted by the IFFCO Paradeep Unit and expressed their happiness the way IFFCO Fire & Safety team has efficiently handled in an emergent situation.
Feedback was taken from the neighboring industries regarding the mock drill of IFFCO. In this occasion Sri Chandrakanta Dalai, Asst Director of F&B, Paradeep Zone was also present and addressed the gatherings. He expressed that IFFCO has efficiently handled the mock drill. All the senior officials along with Sri K.J.Patel, GM (Maint.), Sri J.P.Srivastava, JGM (E&S), Sri G.C. Acharya, DGM (P & A) and Sri S.K.Kamble, Manager (Fire & Safety) were present during the mock drill.