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  • Interview with Head of Projects and Expansion Department at REMBE

    May 19, 2014

    In addition to providing his insights as part of the keynote panel on combustible dust, Dr.-Ing Johannes Lotterman, head of projects and expansion with REMBE GmbH, later demonstrated mini explosions on the show floor. This is a behind-the-scenes interview with Lottermann, who talks about the...

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  • BS&B Enhances Rupture Disk Devices

    May 14, 2014

    BS&B Safety Systems LLC and its Custom Engineered Products Div. announce new product innovations to its Sta-Kul lineup of rupture disk devices. These innovations have resulted from investments in manufacturing of custom assembly products that permanently combine a rupture disk with a holder...

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  • Industry Professionals Overflow Conference Rooms at Powder Show

    May 7, 2014

    Conference rooms were filled to capacity and more as the revamped 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference got underway Tuesday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  A standing-room only throng turned out for the opening Keynote Technology Panel on...

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  • Watch a Live Explosion on the Powder Show Floor

    May 6, 2014

    In addition to providing his insights as part of the keynote panel on combustible dust, Johannes Lotterman, head of projects and expansion with Rembe Inc., later demonstrated mini explosions on the show floor. The first video shows an explosion without the Rembe Q-Rohr indoor explosion venting...

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  • Explosion Trial Delayed

    May 2, 2014

    The trial for the West Fertilizer Plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013, in West, TX, that resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, has been delayed. Lawyers from both sides discussed changes that are necessary before the trial begins. The trial was originally scheduled for...

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  • ACC Announces New Principles to Enhance Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessments

    April 25, 2014

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) introduced a set of comprehensive principles for improving chemical hazard and risk assessment programs. The Principles are designed to provide obtainable, high-level benchmarks for fixing federal programs so they produce more scientifically sound and timely...

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  • How to Eliminate Electrostatic Charging of Powder Processing Equipment

    April 23, 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...

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  • Investigation Finds West Fertilizer Explosion Was Preventable

    April 23, 2014

    The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its preliminary findings into the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer explosion and fire in West, TX that resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, and widespread community damage. Large quantities of ammonium nitrate (AN) fertilizer exploded after being...

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  • Fire and Dust Explosion Prevention

    April 22, 2014

    With the aggressive nature of processing powder and bulk solid materials through drying, shredding, granulating, and pelletizing processes there is a high risk of generating ignition sources like sparks or embers. These hazards are quickly transported along the production line through the pneumatic...

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  • Integrated Safety Monitoring Filter

    April 17, 2014

    The integrated safety monitoring filter (iSMF) from Camfil APC performs a dual function: it prevents collected dust from re-entering the workplace if there is a leak in the dust collector’s primary filtering system, and it functions as a flame arrestor for combustible dust on most...

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