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  • Electro-Sensors Acquires Wireless Hazard Monitoring Product Line

    February 18, 2014

    Electro-Sensors Inc. has acquired the advanced wireless hazard monitoring product line from Harvest Engineering Inc. Electro-Sensors will market and sell the new hazard monitoring products under its new HazardPRO product line and manufacture, and service them at its Minnetonka, MN facility....

  • Fauske & Associates Announces Safety Courses

    February 14, 2014

    Fauske & Associates LLC (FAI), a world leader in nuclear, industrial, and chemical process safety, an ISO 17025 accredited lab with 33 years of testing experience, and an IACET Authorized Provider, announces the dates of our Spring 2014 training courses: Process Safety Training Courses -...

  • How to Eliminate Electrostatic Charging of Powder Processing Equipment

    February 13, 2014

    Powder processing operations can generate vast quantities of electrostatic charge via the movement of powder. The standard method of charging on powder processing operations is due to tribo-electrification, which is basically the contact and separation of the powder with processing equipment, the...

  • Oseco Develops Heavy-Duty Explosion Vent

    February 12, 2014

    Oseco, a global manufacturer of custom-engineered rupture discs and explosion vents, has developed the new, heavy-duty MV-BE (Metal Vent Bucket Elevator), an explosion vent offering robust explosion protection for the grain handling industry. The MV-BE explosion vent is designed utilizing...

  • Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety

    February 6, 2014

    Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety provides guidelines for industries that manufacture, consume, or handle chemicals, by focusing on new ways to design, correct, or improve process safety management practices. This new framework for thinking about process safety builds upon the original...

  • Did Combustible Dust Cause Omaha Plant Explosion?

    February 5, 2014

    Combustible dust is being investigated as a possible cause of the January 20 explosion and collapse of a livestock feed manufacturing plant in Omaha, NE. "Staff from my department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are on-site and will conduct a full and thorough...

  • Free Guide for Hazardous Areas Available

    February 4, 2014

    E2S Warning Signals has published a new “Guide for Hazardous Areas” that is available as a free download from its Web site. The guide has been put together with specifiers and hazardous area engineers in mind with matrix tables that enable fast cross-referencing of information between...

  • Chilworth Launches Redesigned, Expanded Process Safety Academy

    January 30, 2014

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, today announced the launch of its 2014 Process Safety Academy with redesigned and expanded training courses, innovative approaches to learning, and expanded support services to help its clients embed process safety excellence throughout their operations,...

  • OSHA Investigating Omaha Explosion

    January 27, 2014

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement regarding the January 20 catastrophe at the International Nutrition Inc. livestock feed manufacturing plant in Omaha that killed two employees and seriously injured 10 more: "My deepest condolences go out to the...

  • Agitator Hopper Offers Explosion Protection and Control Features

    January 17, 2014

    Designed specifically for handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dust, this agitator hopper is constructed with explosion protection and control features, including an explosion venting system, calculated on a Kst value of 170 and Pmax of 9.5, to direct and release overpressure to...