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Midland Produces Emergency Response Kit DVD

Date Posted: May 11, 2007

SKOKIE, IL – Midland Manufacturing, a division of OPW Fluid Transfer Group, announced the availability of its Emergency Response Kit DVD.

Designed for the hazardous rail car transportation industry, Midland’s Emergency Response Kits provide workers with the proper tools and materials needed to cap leaking fittings and valves on top of pressurized rail tank cars in the event of a chemical leak.

The ERKs feature capping equipment and a complete set of industrial-strength working tools, including the sockets, wrenches and screwdrivers required to apply the capping cans.

The Emergency Response Kit DVD has been created and produced by Midland to provide information on the proper procedures for using the Midland B-240/B-243 ERK for mitigating leaking valves and fittings on pressurized rail tank cars.

Midland does caution that the video has been designed to demonstrate the use of the Midland ERK and that it is not intended to be used as a training tool for emergency response to rail tank car incidents.

The ERK DVD contains video instructions on how to contain leaks that originate in angle valves, pressure relief valves, gauging devices, sample valves and thermowells.

Instruction is also included on how to use the gaskets, cover cans, bridges and tie bars that can be found in a Midland ERK.

The DVD includes a video on the use of the emergency capping kit, as well as a PowerPoint presentation on the use of the capping kit.

The PowerPoint presentation can be used by Hazmat trainers in a classroom setting where they can incorporate their own comments and instruction as part of the material being presented.

The video and PowerPoint are free with the purchase of a Midland Emergency Response Kit and will be available at Midland’s booth at the 20th Annual AAR, TTCI and Bureau of Explosives “Hazardous Materials Seminar” in Kansas City, MO, on May 22-24.

For more information, call 847-677-0333.

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