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  • Explosion Protection Solutions

    October 11, 2013

    Fike’s line of safety products help prevent against deadly explosion applications where milliseconds are critical. Capabilities and equipment include: large-scale testing available at state-of-the-art remote facility; wide range of standardized explosion tests; hazard analysis testing and...

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  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System for Dust Collector Fires

    October 8, 2013

    The GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system is a preventive solution for dust collector fires and explosions. Material processing including drying, shredding, granulating, and pelletizing can often cause sparks, which are typically the ignition source for fires and explosions in dust...

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  • Dry Chemical Explosion Suppressor

    October 8, 2013

    The PistonFire II is a dry chemical explosion suppressor that is designed to meet the stringent requirements of NFPA 69 “Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems”. The unit is approved for use in Class II, Division I hazardous locations, and consists of a suppressant storage cylinder...

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  • Power Supply Diagnostic Module

    October 7, 2013

    The PS3500 diagnostic module continuously monitors the health and efficiency of PS3500 power supplies and primary side power conditions. The module provides real time diagnostics with configurable warning and alarm levels, and alerts maintenance and operations personnel to irregularities, faults,...

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  • Combustible Dust Explosion Protection System

    October 3, 2013

    An effective means of isolating enclosures to prevent further spread of explosion pressure and flames must be an integral component of a combustible dust explosion protection system. The EXKOP system provides safe, economic, and easy explosion, spark, and flame front isolation. The pinch valves...

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  • Increased Explosion Protection with BFM Fittings

    October 2, 2013

    Serving as a replacement for standard flexible hose couplings, BFM fittings actually seal tighter as the pressure increases, providing processing plants with superior explosion protection if a high-pressure event occurs. Optional Kevlar sleeve covers provide even more protection. BFM fittings can...

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  • Chilworth Expects Increased Scrutiny, Targeted OSHA Inspections at Chemical Facilities

    September 18, 2013

    Chilworth Technology Inc. expects increased scrutiny including targeted OSHA inspections at the nation’s 13,000+ chemical facilities in light of the April ammonium nitrate explosion in West, TX that killed 15 people and injured 200 more, and the August 1 presidential executive order to...

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  • Fauske & Associates Opens State-of-the-Art Combustible Dust Hazards Testing Lab

    September 18, 2013

    Fauske & Associates LLC (FAI), a leader in nuclear, industrial, and chemical process safety, becomes one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing lab and education centers in the world. With regard to industrial and chemical process safety, FAI is at the...

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  • Fauske & Associates Unveils One-Cubic Meter Chamber

    September 5, 2013

    Historically, experiments to determine the combustion characteristics of dust clouds were originally performed in a 1 cu m chamber. There are several European standards referencing vessels of this size: VDI 3673, BS 6713, and ISO 6184-1. These older standards have been superseded by the CEN/CENELEC...

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  • NFPA 654 - New Requirements for Explosion Protection and Isolation

    July 31, 2013

    The goal of the NFPA 654 standard is to provide safety measures to prevent and mitigate fires and explosions in facilities that handle combustible particulate solids. This standard applies to all phases of the manufacturing, processing, blending, conveying, repackaging, and handling of combustible...

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