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  • Forensics Would Reveal Why Silo Collapsed

    June 22, 2015

    The recent collapse of a large silo containing cement powder at Port Adelaide is exactly the kind of industrial incident that needs forensic engineering, according to a specialist in this field. Apart from determining the most probable cause of failure, it will deliver the information quickly...

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  • 23 Grain Silo Plants Heading to Egypt

    June 18, 2015

    With a value of about $100 million U.S., A/S Cimbria has secured the biggest order in the company’s history in connection with the delivery of 23 grain silo plants to Egypt. The order comprises project design and engineering, calculation of steel structures, supply of conveying equipment...

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  • Silo Inspections Save Lives, Money, Time

    June 18, 2015

    Periodic preventative inspections can identify areas of potential concern in concrete silos before safety issues such as concrete fall, wall failure, and complete silo collapse can occur. According to Dennis Blauser, CEO, Marietta Silos, all concrete storage silos should be inspected every...

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  • Mechanical Silo Discharger

    May 28, 2015

    The DDS 400 silo discharger incorporates a vertical spindle fitted with flexible blades that rotates within the silo cone bottom to prevent bulk powders from bridging and clogging. The unit is most commonly used to handle hydrated lime, soda ash, and activated carbon (PAC), but can also be...

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  • Tank-Washing Nozzles

    May 28, 2015

    Bete Fog Nozzle has expanded its line of HydroWhirl Poseidon tank-washing nozzles to include smaller nozzles with lower flow rates from 4.45 to 26.3 gpm. The smaller-sized tank-washing nozzles are designed to fit through openings as small as 2 in., while maintaining a slow and controlled...

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  • Powder-Saver Hopper Container Cuts Material Waste

    May 19, 2015

    The Powder-Saver hopper container allows powders, granules, flakes, and other dry products to be accurately dispensed in measured amounts to prevent material waste and meet required batch or shot weight specifications. Ideal for foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, inks, coatings,...

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  • Mole-Master Receives Safety Honors

    May 13, 2015

    Mole-Master Services Corp. has again been recognized by the Mid-Ohio Safety Council for the silo and bin cleaning company's outstanding worker safety record.   Co-sponsored by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, the honor spotlights...

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  • Managing Grain Bin Safety in Multiple Locations

    May 8, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski Preventing accidents in grain bins and silos may be challenging but an Ohio-based milling company shared how it evaluates storage space and promotes safety across multiple locations and hundreds of facilities during the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers...

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  • Grain Entrapments, Confined Space Incidents Rise in 2014

    May 5, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski, managing editor, Powder & Bulk Solids There were at least 70 confined space-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S. in 2014, up slightly from 2013, according to a new report issued by Purdue University. Of the 70 confined-space cases documented in 2014, more than half...

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  • Processing Equipment Manufacturers See Continued Growth, Dollar Worries

    April 24, 2015

    By Joe Florkowski The rest of 2015, as well as 2016, are expected to be strong years for the members of the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA), but concerns about the labor force and the strengthening American dollar are reasons for pause, according to Charlie Ingram,...

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