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What is the Chlorine Institute?

The Chlorine Institute (CI), founded in 1924, is a technical trade association that exists to support the chlor-alkali industry and serve the public by fostering continuous improvements to safety and the protection of human health and the environment connected with the production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides, and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride.

Read more about CI's History and Mission.

Technical Services

To support our mission, as noted above, The Chlorine Institute offers a service for technical inquiries related to our activity and mission.  If you have technical questions, you may submit inquiries through the Technical Service email.

Latest News

New HYPO DVD Now Available
An updated version of the video Handling Sodium Hypochlorite Safely is now available for free streaming, free download, and purchase (for physical copies). Additionally, you can download resources to accompany the video, including a student assessment, training presentation, Wall Charts, NIOSH Pocket Guide and related pamphlets.  Major changes to this edition include updating MSDSs to SDSs, new pamphlet images, clarifying language, and removing chromium from list of contaminants.             

New HCl DVD Now Available
An updated version of the video Handling Hydrochloric Acid Safely is now available for free streaming, free download, and purchase (for physical copies). Additionally, you can download resources to accompany the video, including a student assessment, training presentation, Wall Charts, NIOSH Pocket Guide and related pamphlets.  Major changes to this latest edition include updating MSDSs to SDSs, new pamphlet images, clarifying language, and an entirely new tank car unloading section. 

Registration Now Open for the 10th Annual CHLOREP® Team Training!
Register NOW for 2016 CHLOREP Team Training, scheduled for April 25-29, 2016, at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. The official hotel for the event is the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 407 Riverwind Drive, Pearl, MS 39208 (601-936-3434).

PTC Implementation Deadline Extended
On October 27, the House passed a short-term highway extension bill that included a long-term Positive Train Control (PTC) extension.  On October 28, the Senate passed the bill with unanimous consent.  The bill was signed by the President, and therefore passed into law, on October 29.  The bill provides a three-year extension to the PTC implementation deadline, which will now end 12/31/18, but also grants the Secretary of Transportation the authority to further extend the deadline up to two times on a case-by-case basis if the applicable railroad(s) meets certain criteria and complies with certain requirements.  PTC is a safety technology that is required to be implemented on mainline rail tracks used to transport toxic-inhalation-hazard (TIH) materials, such as chlorine and anhydrous ammonia, as well as all tracks used to transport passengers. Read more...