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Chemicals Onsite

At Orica Kooragang Island we strive to ensure all chemicals present at our site are produced, transported, stored, used and disposed of safely. We provide training and information to enable this.  

For more information on the key chemicals manufactured or used at the site, refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) of each chemical listed.

Chemical  Manufacture and Use  Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Ammonia 

Manufactured onsite and used for the production of nitric acid and ammonium nitrate. Small quantities are sold for use as an agricultural fertiliser and refrigerant. 

Ammonia SDS
Aqueous ammonia  Manufactured onsite and sold for industrial purposes.  Aqueous ammonia SDS
Nitric acid  Manufactured onsite and used for the production of ammonium nitrate.  Nitric acid SDS 
Ammonium nitrate
- Nitropril©, Opal™ 
Manufactured onsite and used in the manufacture of explosives for the mining industry in mining operations.  Ammonium nitrate SDS
Ammonia nitrate solution  Manufactured onsite and used for the manufacture of ammonium nitrate emulsions for use at the mine site. Ammonium nitrate solution is also used in the manufacture of medical gas.  Ammonia nitrate solution SDS
Chlorine  Used in the ammonia plant cooling tower to control bacteria.  Chlorine SDS
Hydrochloric acid  Used in the demineralised water treatment plant.  Hydrochloric acid SDS 
Sulfuric acid  Used in the demineralised water treatment plant.  Sulfuric acid SDS
Caustic soda  Used in the demineralised water treatment plant and in effluent treatment systems for neutralisation.  Caustic soda SDS
MDEA  Methyl diethanol amine is used for carbon dioxide removal in the ammonia plant.  MDEA SDS 
Ammonia plant front end process gas  Ammonia plant process gas used in the manufacture of ammonia. Ammonia plant front end process gas SDS 
Ammonia plant back end process gas 
Ammonia plant process gas used in the manufacture of ammonia.
Ammonia plant back end process gas SDS