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  • Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety

    February 6, 2014

    Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety provides guidelines for industries that manufacture, consume, or handle chemicals, by focusing on new ways to design, correct, or improve process safety management practices. This new framework for thinking about process safety builds upon the original...

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  • Did Combustible Dust Cause Omaha Plant Explosion?

    February 5, 2014

    Combustible dust is being investigated as a possible cause of the January 20 explosion and collapse of a livestock feed manufacturing plant in Omaha, NE. "Staff from my department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are on-site and will conduct a full and thorough...

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  • Free Guide for Hazardous Areas Available

    February 4, 2014

    E2S Warning Signals has published a new “Guide for Hazardous Areas” that is available as a free download from its Web site. The guide has been put together with specifiers and hazardous area engineers in mind with matrix tables that enable fast cross-referencing of information between...

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  • Chilworth Launches Redesigned, Expanded Process Safety Academy

    January 30, 2014

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, today announced the launch of its 2014 Process Safety Academy with redesigned and expanded training courses, innovative approaches to learning, and expanded support services to help its clients embed process safety excellence throughout their operations,...

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  • OSHA Investigating Omaha Explosion

    January 27, 2014

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement regarding the January 20 catastrophe at the International Nutrition Inc. livestock feed manufacturing plant in Omaha that killed two employees and seriously injured 10 more: "My deepest condolences go out to the...

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  • Agitator Hopper Offers Explosion Protection and Control Features

    January 17, 2014

    Designed specifically for handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dust, this agitator hopper is constructed with explosion protection and control features, including an explosion venting system, calculated on a Kst value of 170 and Pmax of 9.5, to direct and release overpressure to...

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  • BS&B Safety Systems Receives AS9100 Certification Status

    January 16, 2014

    BS&B Safety Systems LLC is accredited as compliant with AS9100, the widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. Long accredited in conformance to ISO 9001, BS&B has been audited in accordance with the requirements of AS9104A, and awarded...

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  • Oseco Plant Reviews Help Customers Modernize Technology, Save Money

    January 10, 2014

    Oseco, a global manufacturer of custom-engineered rupture discs, offers specialized plant reviews that are helping customers identify outdated rupture disc technologies and cost inefficiencies. The comprehensive plant reviews, conducted by members of Oseco’s engineered team, are helping...

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  • Dust Collector Explosion Protection

    January 7, 2014

    Fenwal-IEP Technologies offers a variety of explosion protection solutions for dust collectors. With both active and passive products, including venting, suppression, and isolation, the company can provide a way to mitigate explosion risks, meet the requirements of NFPA 654, and ensure minimal...

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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

    January 7, 2014

    BWF Envirotec has a new service that detects the current performance of the pulse-jet dust control system, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Pressure Flow Analysis (PFA). With CFD and PFA technology, the efficiency of filter bag cleaning is measured both offline and online. Probes that work...

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