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  • Man Rescued from Storage Bin after Five Hours

    November 21, 2014

    A man who fell into a grain storage bin in Waterford, MI, and was trapped for five hours, was rescued late Wednesday afternoon. Larry Mitchell, 57, was trying to unclog a cylinder hole in the bin that was filled with soy beans when he fell. At one point during the five-hour ordeal, Mitchell was...

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  • Powder-Coated Flat-Panel Tanks

    November 5, 2014

    With the growing number of biomass and wood pellet production facilities being constructed, many end users and EPC contractors have chosen to use powder coated-flat panel tanks and silos for these facilities. Whether it is a process tank or silo, or a final product storage tank or silo, these epoxy...

  • Lift & Seal Drum Discharging System

    October 8, 2014

    This drum discharging system safely and efficiently empties drums of various materials into your process. The unit features a carbon steel loading “skip” to accept drums. A hydraulic Lift & Seal System docks drums to a gasketed pour cone for dust-tight, contaminant-free product...

  • Matcon Appoints New Managing Director

    October 7, 2014

    Matcon announces the appointment of Dave Cooper to the position of managing director. Cooper takes over for Charles Lee who has decided to step down in order to be able to spend more time with his family. Cooper joined Matcon in 2002, working first in engineering, then sales and business...

  • Custom-Engineered Tanks

    October 2, 2014

    Ross custom-engineered tanks are built in ASME-code certified plants and can be designed for virtually any use, application, or environment. These tanks can include agitators, heating jackets or coils, insulation, thermowells, sanitary finish, passivated surfaces, and special coatings or tank...

  • Sliding Door Dry Product Storage Bin

    September 25, 2014

    This sliding valve dry product bin storage system was designed for a major producer of snack crackers and cookies. The manufacturing process for this particular product requires large amounts of the dough to be stamped and baked. What follows is a need to strategically store baked snack crackers...

  • Bolted RTP Storage Silo Right Fit for Power Plant

    September 24, 2014

    Empire District Electric Co. is undergoing an environmental retrofit project at its Asbury Power Plant in Asbury, MO. As part of the environmental improvement process, the FGD ByProduct would be conveyed into a storage silo and then processed using equipment located in the skirt of the storage silo...

  • What is Expanded Flow?

    September 22, 2014

    This issue focuses on storage of powders. When handling powders, we always need to remember the following: material flow properties need to be determined; proper designs are required to ensure reliable flow; feeder design is as important as the silo design.     With all the...

  • Schust Introduces Pulse-Jet Bottom-Access Bin Vent

    September 11, 2014

    The Liberator Pulse Jet Bottom Access Bin Vent (PVB) features bottom-access design, ensuring safe filter maintenance from silo-top elevation. Units install directly on bins and silos via the supplied flanged inlet. Ductwork is eliminated and installation expenses reduced. Liberator PVB vents...