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  • Grain Operations, Processing Courses Open for Registration

    September 23, 2014

    Registration is open for the last round of courses for 2014 from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program. The schedule includes two courses in the grain operations credentialing track and one for the new grain processing credential...

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  • Determine Causes of Machine, System Malfunctions

    September 15, 2014

    A leader in forensic engineering has expanded resources to provide private and public companies with a specialized service that can determine causes of machine and system malfunctions - often in circumstances carrying serious consequences. Soto Consulting steps in when government authorities...

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  • Grain Dust Explosion Injures Four

    September 15, 2014

    A grain dust explosion Sunday at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff, AZ, severely burned two contractors and injured two others. According to Flagstaff Fire Department captain Bill Morse, the four workers were operating welding equipment on the fifth floor of the seven-story grain elevator...

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  • Fike Welcomes New Managing Director for European Operations

    September 11, 2014

    Frank Oosterlinck has joined the Fike Corp. as the managing director of Fike Europe.     "Frank's background and expertise will be a tremendous asset to Fike. He has held numerous leadership positions at globally recognized companies, overseeing commercial and business...

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  • ATEX Hazardous Environmental-Rated Metal Separators

    September 11, 2014

    For metal detection and separation in potentially explosive powder and bulk applications, Bunting Magnetics offers four metal separation units with ATEX hazardous environmental ratings. The quickTRON 05 metal separator provides cost-effective inspection of bulk material in gravity free-fall...

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  • Control Panels for Spark Detection and Suppression Systems

    September 9, 2014

    Flamex FMZ 5000 control panels allow a high degree of flexibility as they can be used to monitor a variety of detectors and associated devices. The modular design makes expansion and upgrades simple and cost effective. Data recording and display of system activity has been facilitated by the panel...

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  • Passive Isolation Valve

    September 8, 2014

    The ATEX passive isolation valve is fully passive device and does not require active dust management or low Pred values to function properly. A metal-to-metal seal eliminates temperature considerations and gasket failures. Through the use of standard frangible vents, re-settable explosion doors,...

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  • Corn Silo Catches Fire

    September 8, 2014

    Firefighters from six different fire departments battled a corn silo fire for more than eight hours August 29-30 in Lawrence County, AL. About 25,000 bushels of corn were in the silo. Holes were cut in the sides of the silo and so the burned grain could be pulled out. Some corn was pulled from the...

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  • Dangers of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material

    August 26, 2014

    Earlier this month a team of U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigators deployed to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, MS, where a tank explosion on July 28, 2014, killed a contract worker and severely injured another. Working alongside federal OSHA inspectors, a CSB team found that the...

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  • Grain Elevator Explodes in Ohio

    August 25, 2014

    A grain elevator exploded a little before noon on Friday at Bunge North America, a global agribusiness and food ingredient company in Evandale, OH. No injuries have been reported, although several doors and windows were blown out by the force of the explosion. The building was evacuated - as...

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