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  • Multiple Fires Erupt at Cement Plant

    April 13, 2015

    Firefighters battled several fires that quickly spread throughout Essroc Cement in Nazareth, PA Saturday, April 11. The first fire call was received just after 4pm. Firefighters battled fires in a tower, an underground tunnel, and a beltway that carries concrete from plant to plant. There were...

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  • Chemical- and Abrasion-Resistant Nameplates

    April 9, 2015

    These custom nameplates are made from plastic instead of metal to provide greater chemical-, weather-, and abrasion-resistance, with more design options. NFi plastic nameplates are made from Mylar (polyester) or Lexan (polycar-bonate) and engineered adhesive combinations to provide optimum...

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  • Understanding Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

    April 6, 2015

    One way governments and regulatory agencies help facilitate international trade – and improve employee safety along the way – is through the adoption of international standards for hazard communication. One such initiative – OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard –...

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  • Developing a Comprehensive Combustible Dust Safety Program

    April 3, 2015

    Powder & Bulk Solids will present Developing a Comprehensive Combustible Dust Safety Program, the latest in its DryPro series of webinars, on April 23, 2015 at 11am Eastern. Kevin Jeffries, VP - combustible dust consultant, Lewellyn Technology, will be the speaker for this informative...

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  • Isolation Valve Meets All NFPA Standards

    April 2, 2015

    The ProFlapPlusIII is a flap-style isolation valve that fully complies with the NFPA 69-2014 standard without special review and approval by the AHJ. It provides continuous monitoring for dust accumulations and is designed to allow for safe, easy inspection and maintenance access. Its monitoring...

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  • Fire, Dust Explosion Damage Processing Plant

    April 2, 2015

    Firefighters from four counties battled a fire in a silo at the Vita Line pet food processing plant in Hazle Township, PA for more than 24 hours Tuesday and Wednesday. Firefighters had been battling the blaze since Tuesday night when the silo exploded Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were...

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  • New Methods of Explosion Pressure Relief

    March 30, 2015

    Comprehensive combustible dust explosion protection does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. A new technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result: the required safety area is reduced, so valuable usable area is...

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  • Bulk Bag Unloader Has Explosion-Protection Design

    March 27, 2015

    This bulk bag unloader system is designed for use in highly contaminant-sensitive process areas handling bulk materials known to generate combustible dusts. A 9.525-mm, polycarbonate encasement surrounds the bulk bag unloader to prevent migrant dusts that piggyback on the exterior of bulk bags from...

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  • Explosion-Resistant Snap-In Flexible Sleeve

    March 27, 2015

    The BFM flexible sleeve assembly is a snap-in flexible sleeve that is resistant to explosion pressures. An independent study subjected the BFM assembly to designed explosive charges. Five different Seeflex materials were tested. Results conclude that the BFM assembly resists pressure shocks...

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  • Explosion-Proof Rotary Airlocks

    March 26, 2015

    DMN explosion-proof rotary airlocks are used in several metering and feeding applications involving powder bulk handling. Explosions due to dust are a potentially deadly and costly risk associated with any process operation that employs powders or bulk solids. Process systems and components often...

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