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  • Chilworth Expects Increased Scrutiny, Targeted OSHA Inspections at Chemical Facilities

    September 18, 2013

    Chilworth Technology Inc. expects increased scrutiny including targeted OSHA inspections at the nation’s 13,000+ chemical facilities in light of the April ammonium nitrate explosion in West, TX that killed 15 people and injured 200 more, and the August 1 presidential executive order to...

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  • Fauske & Associates Opens State-of-the-Art Combustible Dust Hazards Testing Lab

    September 18, 2013

    Fauske & Associates LLC (FAI), a leader in nuclear, industrial, and chemical process safety, becomes one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing lab and education centers in the world. With regard to industrial and chemical process safety, FAI is at the...

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  • Fauske & Associates Unveils One-Cubic Meter Chamber

    September 5, 2013

    Historically, experiments to determine the combustion characteristics of dust clouds were originally performed in a 1 cu m chamber. There are several European standards referencing vessels of this size: VDI 3673, BS 6713, and ISO 6184-1. These older standards have been superseded by the CEN/CENELEC...

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  • NFPA 654 - New Requirements for Explosion Protection and Isolation

    July 31, 2013

    The goal of the NFPA 654 standard is to provide safety measures to prevent and mitigate fires and explosions in facilities that handle combustible particulate solids. This standard applies to all phases of the manufacturing, processing, blending, conveying, repackaging, and handling of combustible...

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  • Chilworth Announces Process Safety Training Courses in China

    June 4, 2013

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, offers courses throughout the year in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, and Qingdao. To better meet the safety needs of process manufacturing industries throughout China, Chilworth also recently launched a Chinese Web site. Chilworth’s...

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  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System

    May 8, 2013

    The Flamex spark detection and extinguishing system is a cost-effective solution for the prevention of common baghouse fires and explosions. Applications like grinding, cutting, and drying operations can often cause sparks, which are typically the ignition source for fires and explosions in dust...

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  • ProFlapPlusII Passive Explosion Isolation Valve & Interface Panel

    May 8, 2013

    The ProFlapPlusII explosion isolation valve and interface panel is a passive device that self-actuates by the pressure wave created by an explosion inside a vented vessel and prevents flame propagation to upstream processes. The Interface panel is a PLC-based panel that is capable of monitoring and...

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  • Combustible Dust Explosion Protection

    May 6, 2013

    The inventor of flameless venting, REMBE specializes in combustible dust explosion prevention/protection systems for many applications across a variety of industries. Indoor venting is a specialty. In particular, when a dust collector or other equipment requiring venting is in the middle of a plant...

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  • Spark Arrestor Protects Against Dust Collector Fires

    May 3, 2013

    Camfil APC has introduced a spark arrestor that provides protection to its Farr Gold Series cartridge dust and fume collection systems. The new spark arrestor works without perforations or screens to take control of sparks and channel them away from the filters and into the dust collector’s...

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  • Interceptor-HRD Explosion Suppression System

    May 1, 2013

    The Interceptor-HRD system is designed to provide an active method to protect process system equipment from a dust explosion hazard. The principle of operation for the Interceptor-HRD system is detection of a pressure rise during the initial stage of an explosion, followed by fast injection and...

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