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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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fike Expands Rupture Disc Line

    August 22, 2014

    Fike has expanded its Atlas rupture disc product line to include Inconel 625 material of construction. The material will now be offered in 1-in. (DN25), 1.5-in. (DN40), 2-in. (DN50), 3-in. (DN80), and 4-in. (DN100) sizes. Inconel 625 paired with Fike's G2 technology creates a rupture disc with...

  • Grain Bin Explosion Injures Seven

    August 14, 2014

    Seven people were injured when an explosion occurred at Coshocton Grain Co. in Coshocton, OH just after 4pm Wednesday afternoon. According to co-owner Larry Endsley, all seven people were inside the bin at the time. Five of the victims were Coshocton Grain employees; two were state grain graders....

  • Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium Set for September

    August 13, 2014

    Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance, will host its 9th annual Dangerous Goods Instructors Symposium (DGIS) September 3-5 at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference is free for professionals involved in the transportation of dangerous goods...

  • REMBE Q-Rohr-3 Approved for Use with Dusts, Metal Dusts, Gases, Hybrid Mixtures

    August 12, 2014

    The Q-Rohr-3-6T/6T-AL is now approved for use with dusts, metal dusts, gases, and hybrid mixtures. The Q-Rohr-3 is an indoor flameless venting system that eliminates the need for relocating dust collectors or other enclosures outside. Consisting of specialized stainless steel mesh construction and...

  • Working Near Storage Tanks Containing Flammable Materials

    August 11, 2014

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today emphasized the hot work safety resources available free of charge through the its Web site at www.csb.gov. The Board previously released safety videos, a safety bulletin, and accident investigations all warning of the hazards of welding, cutting, grinding...