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  • Combustible Dust Explosion Protection for Elevators

    July 16, 2015

    Industrial elevators are notoriously difficult to protect against the ravages of combustible dust explosions, but, in accordance with NFPA 61 and 68, elevators must be equipped with suitable venting and isolation to minimize the impact of a combustible dust event. Whether your elevator is...

  • Free Explosion Protection Seminar

    July 15, 2015

    Fike Corp. announces a free, one-day explosion protection seminar that will be offered in four different cities. Attendees will learn about the following: •    Combustible Dust Essentials •    NFPA Standards and Code Updates •  ...

  • Fike Expands Explosion Vent Product Lines

    July 14, 2015

    Fike Corp. has added two new types of vents to its explosion vent product lines: the round Sani-VA sanitary vent and the CV-S high vacuum vent.   The Sani-VA sanitary explosion vent is ideal for demanding "clean" applications.   "Fike has developed a leak-proof,...

  • Shipping Execs Say Hazmat Transport Regs Too Complex

    July 13, 2015

    Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials – also known as dangerous goods (DG) – truly a challenge? Well, even Albert Einstein would have had problems figuring out some of the rules, according to shipping executives recently surveyed by...

  • Deaths of Four Workers Prompts Deeper Look at DuPont

    July 9, 2015

    In November 2014, a worker was overcome at a DuPont chemical manufacturing facility when a supply line unexpectedly released more than 20,000 lb of methyl mercaptan, a deadly chemical. Three co-workers came to the worker’s aid in an attempted rescue, but all four were asphyxiated fatally by...

  • Chemical Plant Explosion Kills Six

    July 6, 2015

    Five people are dead and one injured after an explosion Friday morning at one of Hanwha Chemical Corp.'s plastic production plants in South Korea. The explosion occurred as workers were welding a storage tank to expand a wastewater disposal facility at the company's No. 2 plant,...

  • Conveyor Safety Training Expands to Russia

    July 1, 2015

    A global leader in bulk material handling has announced the expansion of its conveyor safety training program, with its first seminar presented in Russia.   Designed to raise the knowledge level and risk awareness of attendees, the groundbreaking session was conducted by Martin...

  • Free Combustible Dust Prevention Workshop

    June 29, 2015

    Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 to 4 pm in Kansas City, MO, prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free...

  • Combustible Dust Regulatory & Consensus Standards

    June 26, 2015

    By Kevin Jeffries, Lewellyn Technology When making a commitment to mitigate combustible dust fire and explosion hazards in your operation, it is extremely important to identify all applicable regulatory and consensus standards applicable to your operation. This can be a daunting if you are not...

  • Combustible Dust Standards for Dust Collection Systems

    June 23, 2015

    The release of NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts will have a direct impact on plant operations that utilize dust collectors. The new standard is designed to provide the basic principles and requirements for handling combustible dusts. Ultimately, NFPA 652 is meant to provide...