Compliance Inspection Report
DIVISION OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
2406 South 24th Street, Suite E214 • Phoenix, Arizona 85034 • (602)506–6727
COMPLIANCE INSPECTION REPORT Arrive Time 1230
Depart time: 1700
Business Name: Allied Signal Laminated Systems.
Equipment Location: 165 Price Road
Individual(s) Contacted (Title), Phone No. : William F.Kelleher,Health Safetv & Environmental Specialist, 963–0022
Date of Announcement:
Yes X No
Purpose of Inspection (C.C., Annual Insp., etc.): Annual
Description of Source Operations: Impregnation of fiberglass cloth ‘YNith epoxy resin
The various chemicals noted in the equipment inventory are blended in “A-Stage Compound Area” to produce a hydrocarbon
solvent based epoxy resin. The epoxy resin is then pumped to the “B-Staging Area” where the impregnation of fiberglass cloth
After the fiberglass cloth is passed through the epoxy resin mixture, the coated fiberglass is cured by passing through two infra-
red type ovens.
The cured fiberglass cloth is cut in to 4’x4' sheets and is transferred into the “C-Stage Pressing Area” were it is pressed into a
sheet of copper. The laminate board is then transferred to the “Finishing Area “ were it is either passed or is rejected by the
quality assurance department. If the laminate board pass QA it then becomes a finished order for shipping to a customer. The end
product customer of this process is used as a substrate by the printed circuit board industry
Description of Observations:On arrival we presented our credentials and requested to met with Mr. William Kelleher. Mr.
Kelleher met us a short time later. I stated the reason for our visit. During the pre-inspection meeting the was noted:
l.) The AEI’s for 1993 and to 1994 will be close to the same. 2.) Two process ovens noted on the equipment inventory were
removed. 3.) Treater chamber entry door openings are logged on a data base. 4.)The Treaters operations are shut for
maintenance/cleaning every 4 to 5 weeks. 5.) There has been a temperature fluctuation on the thermal oxidizer for the line #3
treater. Honeywell was scheduled this same week to come out to recalibrate or repair the temperature probe and or Thermal
Oxidizer. On January 23, 1995 at approximately 08:21 Oxidizer temperatures to üird line treater went to 600 F. Mr. Kelleher
stated that all the oxidizers are on a interlock svstem that automatically shut dov,-n production if there is a failure to operate on
the Thermal Oxidizers. A call was placed to Mr. Kelleher on 4/21/95 to confirm production operating records for that specific
period of time. 6.) Facility has staff team coordinated “Nith Chandler Fire Dept. and trained as first responders in accordance to
OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 in case of an Emergency Chemical Response incident 7.) There is a proposed plan to add Methanol FR-
404G to a new product line and decrease production ofEE130 which ‘VFLII cause a net decrease in VOC emissions. 8.) All records
were made available for inspection during this meeting
Yes X No
X Yes No
(Attach Completed V.E. Forms)
Describe: 1.) Pump room,correct excessive discharge from pump #2 impeller housing.
2.) Pump room, label 350 gallon tank containing acetone.
3.) Pump room, daily log records of solvent type & makeup amounts.
4.) Pump room, porous/absorbent materials such as mop, bucket and ringer
should not be stored in solvent tank.
5.) Compounding room, Leakage/drips need to be reduced or eliminated in this area.
6.) Boiler room, boiler #1 had a yellow flame, needs maintenance or repair.
7.) Submit a Op ations and Maintenance Plan in accordance with Rule # 330.
Date: x/ 9