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  • Should You Use Nitrogen for Your Size Reduction Operation?

    March 24, 2015

    By Tim Boland, Air Products Size reduction of solid materials is one of the most important technologies in the modern world because of the breadth of products it impacts. While size reduction is a widely practiced technology, it is not a particularly energy-efficient process. It has been estimated...

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  • Metal Explosion Vents

    March 24, 2015

    Oseco offers a two-day lead time on its stocked MV explosion vents. Among these, the MV-RD offers the ability to withstand high vacuums and is backed by a two-year warranty. Each explosion vent in the MV family is designed to comply with the requirements of NFPA 68 and is calibrated to open at...

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  • Flameless Venting Device

    March 20, 2015

    The Interceptor-QR is a NFPA 68-compliant and FM-approved flameless venting device. Flameless vents are comprised of two parts, an explosion vent and a quencher. The explosion vent is designed to relieve the pressure. Burning dust, flames, and hot gases all exit through the vent opening into the...

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  • Bucket Elevators for Explosive Applications

    March 20, 2015

    Three main design features make TipTraks ideally suited to prevent the occurrence of explosions. These are: a polymer interlocking bucket assembly that is electrically conductive contiguous electrical grounding, explosion-proof motors, and explosion vent panels. Specific features of the conductive...

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  • Dust Collector Causes Fire, Explosion at Wrigley Plant

    March 19, 2015

    Firefighters were called to the Wrigley plant in Chattanooga Wednesday night after a fire and explosion that officials say came from a dust collection system. Flames were seen coming through the roof, and employees had to be evacuated from the plant. Starch used to make Life Savers and other...

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  • Risks in Powder and Bulk Solids Processing

    March 18, 2015

    The production of powder and bulk products often requires complex processes. Powder and other combustible materials are worked in different ways by numerous fast running machines. The byproduct of these production processes - combustible dust - is especially explosive.   Friction and heat...

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  • Worker Dies Fracking

    March 16, 2015

    A Kelowna man died March 11 at a hydraulic fracturing operation in Northern British Columbia, according to Castanet. Jack Shawn Eyles, 28, was killed in an industrial accident at the Progress Gas Plant north of Fort St. John. Eyles was part of a team working a well-site when something went wrong...

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  • Explosion at Food Chemical Plant Injures Three

    March 12, 2015

    At least three people were injured when an explosion occurred at the Corbion food chemical plant in Grandview, MO Wednesday morning. The explosion destroyed a wall of the building. Firefighters were called to the facility at about 4:30 a.m., and reported a fire in the building that they were able...

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  • Flour Mill Explosion Injures Three

    March 12, 2015

    Three people were injured when a water tower exploded at the Minsa corn flour manufacturing plant in Muleshoe, TX Wednesday morning. Two of the injured were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock. All three of the injured are Minsa employees Initial reports were that the...

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  • Does Your Company Comply with Dangerous Goods Transport Regs?

    March 10, 2015

    Almost every U.S. company large or small annually conducts the essential financial audit. But many executives may not be aware that an audit of another kind may be just as critical to their organizations’ financial stability plus providing optimum customer service and, literally, protecting...

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