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  • New Bench Scales Enhance Hazardous-Area Productivity

    August 31, 2017

    When weighing in potentially explosive environments, it is important that equipment is safe, compliant, and able to be handled efficiently. Mettler Toledo helps meet hazardous-area regulations and maintain the level of accuracy and flexibility required by processes with intrinsically safe ICS4_6x...

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  • Explosions Reported at Flooded Chemical Plant in Texas

    August 31, 2017

    Two explosions were reported at the Arkema plant in Crosby, TX, roughly 25 miles northeast of Houston, and black smoke was reported to be rising from the plant. Because of massive flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the plant, which produces liquid organic peroxides that are used primarily in the...

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  • 4 Key Insights to Bulk Food Inspection

    August 29, 2017

    Detection of contaminants in a bulk flow of product has been, traditionally, very difficult. Usually, this type of inspection is for dry bulk food items, such as grains, beans, vegetables or fruits. These inspections are looking for contaminants such as rocks, wood (usually from pallets), pieces of...

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  • Silo Components That Need Regular Inspection

    August 22, 2017

    Like all structures, silos degrade over time. This natural and inevitable deterioration can lead to safety hazards such as falling debris, leaky structure, fire or explosions, wall failure, roof failure, and/or structural failure. Unaddressed or unknown silo issues jeopardize the quality of stored...

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  • New Air-Vac for Fine Powders, Combustible Dusts

    August 14, 2017

    Vac-U-Max introduces the newest addition to its industrial vacuum cleaning product range for combustible dusts, the MDL15. The MDL15 combustible dust Air-Vac features the exclusive Venturi power unit that offers extremely low compressed-air consumption. The system features a 15-gal collection drum...

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  • Conveyor Pull Cord Safety Stop Switch

    August 14, 2017

    The Pullswitch is a failsafe taut wire emergency pull cord stop switch for conveyors. PVC-coated steel pull wires and pigtails connect between the switches to provide easy installation and continuous emergency stop access along the length of the entire conveyor.   Pullswitches can be...

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  • Combustible Dust Explosions in Bucket Elevators

    July 5, 2017

    Commonly used to lift dusty product ranging from raw material to finished goods, bucket elevators are a workhorse on which many plants depend for efficient handling. Connecting different areas of a process facility, an unprotected bucket elevator can become a conduit that conveys the destructive...

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  • Fifth Worker Dies after Mill Explosion

    June 26, 2017

    Didion Milling reports that a fifth worker has died as a result of an explosion on May 31 at its corn milling plant in Cambria, WI. Carlos "Charly" Nunez died at the hospital on June 23 from injuries sustained in the blast. Three people died and several were injured in the...

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  • Vacuum Conveyor Designed for Explosive Applications

    June 21, 2017

    The risk of explosion due to dust continues to be an operational concern for just about every processing company. To address this, Hapman has developed the E-Line vacuum conveyor that is designed to be fitted with either an explosion venting or explosion suppression system, based on application...

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  • Vacuums for Safe Collection of Combustible Dust

    June 6, 2017

    Nilfisk announces the launch of two new lines of NRTL-certified continuous-duty industrial vacuums for Class II, Division 2 and non-classified environments. All vacuums feature ETL-certification and are designed to meet NFPA 652 housekeeping recommendations for the safe collection of combustible...

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