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  • Dust Suppression Hopper Reduces Hazards

    April 3, 2014

    The dust suppression hopper is installed under a feed point where it can be suspended above the target and kept at operating level. A small degree of natural agitation as the hopper is filled helps exclude air from the material being transferred. At the point of loading, or transferal, the DSH...

  • SmartVent Custom Mini-Filters Reduce Dust Explosion Risk

    April 1, 2014

    With the increased focus and regulations on industrial process facility to eliminate dust explosion risk hazards, Spec Engineering has developed a complete line of small vents to be applied at the source of dust. These SmartVents replace dust socks and open vents that contribute to plant dust...

  • Tapered BFM Fitting for Surge Bins

    March 31, 2014

    Tapered BFM fittings for surge bins and hoppers provide quick visual confirmation of product flow and volume. They are an ideal interface between production and packaging in dry, sanitary processes. The design is USDA accepted and 3A certified. They work well with vibrating, oscillating,...

  • Hazardous Area Level Control Sensor

    March 31, 2014

    Rechner Sensors has designed a level control sensor specifically suited to handling level control of powders in areas that are rated as hazardous because of the risk of dust or gas explosion. This sensor is ideal for replacing bulky vibro-rods, tuning forks, and paddle switches. With no moving...

  • Fike Research Engineer Receives Award

    March 27, 2014

    Fike Corp. senior test engineer Tom Farrell has earned the prestigious William H. Doyle award, which will be presented at the Loss Prevention Symposium during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Global Congress on Process Safety, March 30-April 3, 2014 in in New Orleans....

  • Reducing Dust Explosion Risk

    March 24, 2014

    Justin Bishop, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Warrenville, IL, will be presenting “Reducing the Risk of Dust Explosions by Controlling Electrical Ignition Sources,” Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 2pm Eastern, as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ DryPro...

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  • OSHA Cites Company for Combustible Dust, Other Hazards after Fire, Explosion

    March 5, 2014

    On August 20, 2013, a combustible wood dust explosion and fire occurred at Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. in East Providence, RI, injuring a worker and partially demolishing the building. The ignition of wood dust in the plant's production room migrated to a retention bin, resulting in an explosion...

  • Directed Combustible Dust Explosion Pressure Venting

    February 26, 2014

    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...

  • Combustible Dust Hazards Keynote Technology Panel to Kick Off Powder Show Conference

    February 24, 2014

    The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference will kick off at 9am on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Rosemont, IL, with the Keynote Technology Panel, “Identifying Combustible Dust Hazards and Hazard Mitigating Strategies.” Topics covered in the session will include: •...