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  • Advanced Explosion Suppression System Launched

    August 7, 2015

    BS&B Safety Systems introduces its most advanced, ATEX-certified, chemical suppression and isolation system to date, System V, whose rapid response chemical suppression prevents flame propagation and isolates interconnecting process equipment. Its installation could prevent crippling equipment...

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  • Fifteen Injured in Factory Explosion

    August 7, 2015

    A nitrogen tank exploded at Huntsman’s white pigment factory in Uerdingen, Germany, at approximately 2pm on August 5, injuring 15 people. The injured received medical assistance either on site or in the hospital. Two people remained hospitalized for observation. Huntsman safely and...

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  • Four Steps to Control Combustible Dust in Your Plant

    August 6, 2015

    According to the Spring 2015 Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs report, combustible dust explosions have been an OSHA focus for years. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board reported in late 2006 that 199 workers had died in 2005 alone as a result of combustible dust events. OSHA has increasingly...

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  • Explosion Protection for High-Temperature Applications

    July 30, 2015

    For safety critical applications handling hazardous materials explosion panels are commonly installed to protect against potentially damaging explosions. For many applications it is critical to the functioning of the vessel and performance of the product that the internal temperature is maintained...

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  • NFPA Introduces NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Standard

    July 27, 2015

    Every year, destructive and deadly dust-related fires and explosions affect a wide range of industries around the world. In the United States alone, 50 combustible dust accidents occurred between 2008 and 2012. To manage the dust-related fire, flash fire, and explosion hazards in industries that...

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  • New Rupture Disc Well Suited for Chemical Use

    July 21, 2015

    The Large Atlas rupture disc is an extension of Fike's Atlas product offering. Large Atlas utilizes the proven and patented G2 manufacturing technology to produce rupture discs with enhanced performance characteristics including, high burst tolerances, full vacuum/back pressure resistance, 95%...

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  • Assessing Thermal Stability: The Challenge of Powders

    July 20, 2015

    When it comes to solid materials, thermal instability can result not only from self-reaction or molecular fragmentation (decomposition), but also from oxidation – reaction of the solid with atmospheric oxygen. As the median particle size of a product decreases, the surface area to volume...

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  • Four Feared Dead after Wood Flour Mill Explosions

    July 20, 2015

    One person died and three others are feared dead after explosions at Wood Flour Mills near Cheshire, England Friday, July 17. William Barks, 51, Dorothy Bailey, 62, Jason Shingler, 38, and Derek Moore, 62 are believed to have been inside the mill when the explosion ripped through the building just...

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  • Chemical Safety Board to Discuss Chemical Safety Issues

    July 16, 2015

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public business meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to discuss chemical safety issues, including the status of current CSB investigations at Dupont in LaPorte, TX, and West Fertilizer in West, TX.  The Board will also discuss and may vote on...

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  • Combustible Dust Explosion Protection for Elevators

    July 16, 2015

    Industrial elevators are notoriously difficult to protect against the ravages of combustible dust explosions, but, in accordance with NFPA 61 and 68, elevators must be equipped with suitable venting and isolation to minimize the impact of a combustible dust event. Whether your elevator is...

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