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  • Massive Explosion in China Fourth in a Month

    September 8, 2015

    An explosion at Nanming Chemical Company Ltd on September 7 was the fourth chemical explosion in the country in less than a month. Monday’s blast occurred in Lishui, a city in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. No injuries or casualties were reported and the fire was under control...

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  • Explosion-Proof Vacuum for Combustible Dust

    September 8, 2015

    The FRV110 vacuum series is compliant to OSHA’s combustible dust initiative CPL-03-00-008, NFPA 654 and is 8-cu-ft-certified for indoor use, making them a necessity for work environments where bulk powder materials such as food and plastic dust may pose a combustible hazard. Not only do these...

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  • NFPA 652 to Be Explained at Powder Show Texas

    September 3, 2015

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued a new standard for combustible dust this summer, but understanding it and how it fits in with existing standards is a challenge in and of itself. NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is intended to help companies better...

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  • OSHA Awards $10.5M in Workplace Safety, Training Grants

    September 2, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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  • Explosion Protection and Risk Analysis at Powder Show

    September 1, 2015

    When it comes to explosion protection, sometimes the best defense is knowing where to contain combustible dust explosions if and when they occur. Knowing your process and system and understanding where to put explosion venting and protection equipment may prevent a significant explosion from...

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  • Hoerbiger Acquires IEP Technologies

    September 1, 2015

    Switzerland-based Hoerbiger has acquired safety and explosion protection company IEP Technologies, the companies announced Tuesday. Hoerbiger, which provides components and systems for the oil, gas, and process industries, and more, is purchasing IEP from Sentinel Capital Partners, a private...

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  • Bean Plant Explodes, Causes Evacuation

    August 31, 2015

    An explosion occurred at the Missouri Better Bean Plant in Bunceton Saturday morning, completely destroying the plant. No one was inside the plant at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, although two firefighters were being treated for heat exhaustion. Cooper County Sheriff...

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  • Food Safety Webinar

    August 28, 2015

    Weather emergencies can happen, no matter where you live. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. This includes knowing the proper food and water safety precautions to take during bad weather events, including...

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  • Improved Fire Safety for Pneumatic Control Systems

    August 28, 2015

    Now FM-approved FireChek thermal shutoffs with resettable memory shape alloy can be used to automatically shut down a pneumatic control system when a nearby fire occurs, or when the ambient temperature reaches 135, 150, or 165°F. The testability and reset ability of the FireChek separate it...

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  • Fire and Dust Explosion Preventative Measures

    August 25, 2015

    With the aggressive nature of processing powders and bulk 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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