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  • Two Killed by Explosion at Railcar Facility

    April 16, 2015

    Two workers were killed Tuesday afternoon by an explosion at Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services, hired by GE Capital Rail Services in Omaha. The body of 40-year-old Dallas Foulk was found on the ground near the railcar died at Creighton University Medical Center. The body of a second worker,...

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  • Process Safety Services Help Companies Affected by New Combustible Dust Standard

    April 14, 2015

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, announced that its Process Safety services will help all process manufacturing companies affected by the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts, scheduled for release in 2015. The new...

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  • DNV GL and QPS Sign Agreement

    April 14, 2015

    DNV GL – Business Assurance and QPS Evaluation Services Inc. (Toronto) have signed a cooperation agreement for services related to testing and certification of equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. Under the terms of this agreement, QPS can provide product testing and...

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  • Multiple Fires Erupt at Cement Plant

    April 13, 2015

    Firefighters battled several fires that quickly spread throughout Essroc Cement in Nazareth, PA Saturday, April 11. The first fire call was received just after 4pm. Firefighters battled fires in a tower, an underground tunnel, and a beltway that carries concrete from plant to plant. There were...

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  • Chemical- and Abrasion-Resistant Nameplates

    April 9, 2015

    These custom nameplates are made from plastic instead of metal to provide greater chemical-, weather-, and abrasion-resistance, with more design options. NFi plastic nameplates are made from Mylar (polyester) or Lexan (polycar-bonate) and engineered adhesive combinations to provide optimum...

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  • Understanding Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

    April 6, 2015

    One way governments and regulatory agencies help facilitate international trade – and improve employee safety along the way – is through the adoption of international standards for hazard communication. One such initiative – OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard –...

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  • Developing a Comprehensive Combustible Dust Safety Program

    April 3, 2015

    Powder & Bulk Solids will present Developing a Comprehensive Combustible Dust Safety Program, the latest in its DryPro series of webinars, on April 23, 2015 at 11am Eastern. Kevin Jeffries, VP - combustible dust consultant, Lewellyn Technology, will be the speaker for this informative...

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  • Isolation Valve Meets All NFPA Standards

    April 2, 2015

    The ProFlapPlusIII is a flap-style isolation valve that fully complies with the NFPA 69-2014 standard without special review and approval by the AHJ. It provides continuous monitoring for dust accumulations and is designed to allow for safe, easy inspection and maintenance access. Its monitoring...

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  • Fire, Dust Explosion Damage Processing Plant

    April 2, 2015

    Firefighters from four counties battled a fire in a silo at the Vita Line pet food processing plant in Hazle Township, PA for more than 24 hours Tuesday and Wednesday. Firefighters had been battling the blaze since Tuesday night when the silo exploded Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were...

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  • New Methods of Explosion Pressure Relief

    March 30, 2015

    Comprehensive combustible dust explosion protection does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. A new technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result: the required safety area is reduced, so valuable usable area is...

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