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  • OSHA, NFPA to Progress on Combustible Dust Standards

    2016 could be a bellwether year for combustible dust standards. In June, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) starts its first revision cycle of NFPA 652, the organization’s newly introduced combustible dust standard for general industry. Later this fall, the US Department of...

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  • Dust Collector Clears the Air for Snack Food Manufacturer

    June 23, 2016

    Barrel O’ Fun (BOF) produces an extensive line of snack foods, including traditional and kettle-cooked potato chips, whole corn tortilla and corn chips, cheese puffs and curls, gourmet popcorn, and baked potato crisps. These products come in a variety of flavors and seasonings and are shipped...

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  • High Containment Local Dust Control: Improving Safety and Reclamation

    June 22, 2016

    The control of dust emissions when handling bulk powders remains one of the more challenging aspects of powder handling. Not only does the powder escaping into the environment pose a safety risk, but in many instances also represents substantial losses in productivity. The calculated and designed...

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  • Tips for Improved Dust Capture

    June 21, 2016

    Manufacturing facilities have in common the need for effective dust capture to ensure the air quality within the facility is at a safe level for the employees and that accumulations of dust are minimized to reduce the risk of explosions and fires. The same issues keep popping up with dust...

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  • Hapman Partners with Eunori Ltd in China

    June 21, 2016

    Hapman, a global manufacturer of conveyors and bulk material handling equipment serving industries ranging from chemical and food to nutraceutical, minerals processing, wastewater, and power generation, has partnered with Eunori Ltd in Beijing, China to exclusively handle and support all in-country...

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  • Dust Collectors for Point-of-Use Airborne Particle Capture

    June 16, 2016

    Hapman announces the expansion of its dust collection line for point-of-use or batching applications. Each dust hood model comes with tool-less filter removal, gas assisted hinged door, reverse pulse filter cleaning and material capture, and MERV 16-rated filters (99.95% minimal efficiency @ .3-1...

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  • NFPA-Compliant Vacuum for Combustible Dust Clean-Up

    June 15, 2016

    Nilfisk introduces the VHS110 CSA-Certified Class II, Division 2 vacuum designed for compliance with NFPA 652 standards and OSHA recommendations for safe collection of combustible dust. The VHS110 offers high performance power to reach far distances, clean overhead from the ground, and provide...

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  • How to Get Around NFPA Combustible Dust Standards

    June 13, 2016

    I recently gave a speech titled, oddly, “How to Get Around NFPA Combustible Dust Standards.” The first few slides were tongue-in-cheek and showed the need for a huge team of lawyers to defend oneself in court when one's facility blows up. It even showed a head-shrink and clergy...

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  • Mobile Dust Control System Introduced

    June 13, 2016

    The DustBoss DB-100 Fusion trailer-mounted dust control system has a powerful atomized mist design featuring a range of 100 m and the ability to deliver 140,000 sq ft of coverage area.   The system is powered by its own 480-volt/150-kw generator with a 6.8-l John Deere Tier III flex...

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