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  • Architect Selected for Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    January 2, 2014

    Salina-based Jones Gillam Renz Architects Inc. has been selected to design the new Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center in Salina. Construction is expected to start in 2014 and be completed in 2016. The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will be a 12,768-sq-...

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  • Indoor Venting for Management of Combustible Dust Explosion Risks

    December 18, 2013

    The REMBE Q-Rohr-3 is an indoor flameless venting system that eliminates the need for relocating dust collectors or other enclosures outside. It consists of a specialized stainless steel mesh construction and a REMBE rupture disc. An integrated signaling unit connects to any audible/visual alarm...

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  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing Systems Reduce Risk of Fires and Explosions from Biomass Material Sparks

    December 5, 2013

    When working biomass materials, sparks are created very quickly and can ignite dust into an explosion and fire that can injure personnel, damage equipment, and cause production downtime. Prevention is safer and the less costly method of mitigating these hazards. These spark detection and...

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  • DEKRA Opens Process Safety Testing Laboratory in Shanghai

    December 2, 2013

    DEKRA has opened its first test laboratory for process safety services in Shanghai, China. Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA Company, now provides testing services in China including testing of powders/dusts, liquids, and gases for their flammability and combustibility, thermal stability, and...

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  • Targo-Vent: Directed Combustible Dust Explosion Pressure Venting

    November 25, 2013

    Traffic routes in and around manufacturing facilities are carefully considered when planning and implementing combustible dust explosion venting to the outside with conventional explosion panels. Consideration must also be given those to areas that are accessible to plant employees and work...

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  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System Prevents Baghouse Fires, Explosions

    November 19, 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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  • Chilworth CEO Dr. Vahid Ebadat Contributes to Food Powders Handbook

    November 14, 2013

    Chilworth Technology Inc., a DEKRA company, announced that Dr. Vahid Ebadat, CEO of Chilworth North America, and a member of Powder & Bulk Solids Editorial Advisory Board, recently contributed a chapter to Handbook of Food Powders: Processes and Properties, published by Woodhead Publishing...

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  • Explosion Protection Solutions

    October 11, 2013

    Fike’s line of safety products help prevent against deadly explosion applications where milliseconds are critical. Capabilities and equipment include: large-scale testing available at state-of-the-art remote facility; wide range of standardized explosion tests; hazard analysis testing and...

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  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System for Dust Collector Fires

    October 8, 2013

    The GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system is a preventive solution for dust collector fires and explosions. Material processing including drying, shredding, granulating, and pelletizing can often cause sparks, which are typically the ignition source for fires and explosions in dust...

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  • Dry Chemical Explosion Suppressor

    October 8, 2013

    The PistonFire II is a dry chemical explosion suppressor that is designed to meet the stringent requirements of NFPA 69 “Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems”. The unit is approved for use in Class II, Division I hazardous locations, and consists of a suppressant storage cylinder...

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