Anhydrous Ammonia Hose Failure

TitleAnhydrous Ammonia Hose Failure
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsaccountability , Assessment , Case , Cases , Civil , Corporate , Discipline: , ENGINEERING , ethical , General , Historical , issues , Materials , product , Product and Consumer Safety , Reference , Resources , RISK , risks , safety , Setting: , Sma , Structural , Type: , University , VALUES , Web , worker
AbstractAn overview of the Anhydrous Ammonia Hose Failure case study maintained by the Texas A and M University. A company manufacturing hoses for use with anhydrous ammonia, a highly dangerous chemical often used in farming, switches from using rayon-reinforced hoses to a new experimental yarn for use as a reniforcing material called AAH#1. Despite extensive testing, a number of injuries occured to farmers while using the hoses reinforced with AAH#1. Includes instructor's guide, questions for discussion, and expert commentary.
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