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  • Bulk Bag Unloader Has Explosion-Protection Design

    March 27, 2015

    This bulk bag unloader system is designed for use in highly contaminant-sensitive process areas handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dusts. A 9.525-mm, polycarbonate encasement surrounds the bulk bag unloader to prevent migrant dusts that piggyback on the exterior of bulk bags from...

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  • Explosion-Resistant Snap-In Flexible Sleeve

    March 27, 2015

    The BFM flexible sleeve assembly is a snap-in flexible sleeve that is resistant to explosion pressures. An independent study subjected the BFM assembly to designed explosive charges. Five different Seeflex materials were tested. Results conclude that the BFM assembly resists pressure shocks...

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  • Explosion-Proof Rotary Airlocks

    March 26, 2015

    DMN explosion-proof rotary airlocks are used in several metering and feeding applications involving powder bulk handling. Explosions due to dust are a potentially deadly and costly risk associated with any process operation that employs powders or bulk solids. Process systems and components often...

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  • Combustible Dust: It’s Explosive

    March 24, 2015

    The top four reasons people are concerned about combustible dust include: 1. health and safety of employees; 2. fear of a potential OSHA inspection; 3. already had an OSHA inspection; and 4. the possibility of an explosion. All these are valid and legitimate concerns.     It is...

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  • Should You Use Nitrogen for Your Size Reduction Operation?

    March 24, 2015

    Size reduction of solid materials is one of the most important technologies in the modern world because of the breadth of products it impacts. While size reduction is a widely practiced technology, it is not a particularly energy-efficient process. It has been estimated that only a small fraction...

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  • Metal Explosion Vents

    March 24, 2015

    Oseco offers a two-day lead time on its stocked MV explosion vents. Among these, the MV-RD offers the ability to withstand high vacuums and is backed by a two-year warranty. Each explosion vent in the MV family is designed to comply with the requirements of NFPA 68 and is calibrated to open at...

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  • Flameless Venting Device

    March 20, 2015

    The Interceptor-QR is a NFPA 68-compliant and FM-approved flameless venting device. Flameless vents are comprised of two parts, an explosion vent and a quencher. The explosion vent is designed to relieve the pressure. Burning dust, flames, and hot gases all exit through the vent opening into the...

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  • Bucket Elevators for Explosive Applications

    March 20, 2015

    Three main design features make TipTraks ideally suited to prevent the occurrence of explosions. These are: a polymer interlocking bucket assembly that is electrically conductive contiguous electrical grounding, explosion-proof motors, and explosion vent panels. Specific features of the conductive...

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  • Dust Collector Causes Fire, Explosion at Wrigley Plant

    March 19, 2015

    Firefighters were called to the Wrigley plant in Chattanooga Wednesday night after a fire and explosion that officials say came from a dust collection system. Flames were seen coming through the roof, and employees had to be evacuated from the plant. Starch used to make Life Savers and other...

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  • Risks in Powder and Bulk Solids Processing

    March 18, 2015

    The production of powder and bulk products often requires complex processes. Powder and other combustible materials are worked in different ways by numerous fast running machines. The byproduct of these production processes - combustible dust - is especially explosive.   Friction and heat...

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