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1/6 bbl. keg manufactured by Plastic Kegs America
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Pressurized Containers (Nonaerosol) (1138)
PLASTIC KEGS AMERICA INC    
Plastic Kegs America
1/6 bbl. keg
 
 
PKA
Unspecified
9/14/2011 This date is an estimate
During standard cleaning procedures, we had a plastic 1/6 bbl. keg manufactured by PKA, Plastic Kegs of America, explode at the seams. this has happened to us twice with individual kegs. We had our instrumentation inspected and it was functioning properly. Apparently there is an installed "safety disc" that will fail prior to the keg exploding as it did....the safety feature was never initiated. Fortunately no injuries were sustained. I have contacted PKA about this and they have been slow to respond. I know there are numerous accounts of this and one ended in death.

We have discontinued use of this product and I have emailed my PKA rep to arrange a potential buy back for retesting. Email sent on 8.14.12, no response as of 2:25pm EST
5/18/2012
Industrial 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
35 years
Yes
No
No
product still on premise. one purchased used, another new and just over a year old. No mods were performed to these kegs. I have had face time, phone calls and emails with the manufacturer regarding this and hope to resolve this issue with a credit.
Yes
N/A
File NameDescription
explodedPKA.jpg photo of both exploded kegs we have exp'd

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