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  • NFPA 69-2014 Compliant Passive Explosion Isolation Valve Released

    June 13, 2014

    Fenwal-IEP Technologies has released the ProFlapPlusIII passive isolation valve that is fully compliant with the new NFPA 69-2014 dust accumulation monitoring, flap blade-locking, and process shut down requirements. The ProFlapPlusIII is a passive isolation valve that self-closes by the pressure...

  • Man Critically Burned in Magnesium Plant Explosion

    June 5, 2014

    The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a man in his 40s was critically burned in an explosion at U.S. Magnesium in Toole County, Utah, June 4. Medical personnel at the plant, which is located near the southwest shore of the Great Salt Lake, called Tooele County dispatchers, who sent a helicopter...

  • Biofuel Plant Explosions Cause Evacuations

    May 29, 2014

    Nearly 1200 residents of a rural New Mexico county were briefly evacuated after a series of explosions and a large fire erupted at Rio Valley Biofuels’ facility in Anthony, about 20 miles north of El Paso, TX, on May 27. Crews responded to calls about the blasts shortly after 10am. After...

  • Interview with Head of Projects and Expansion Department at REMBE

    May 19, 2014

    In addition to providing his insights as part of the keynote panel on combustible dust, Dr.-Ing Johannes Lotterman, head of projects and expansion with REMBE GmbH, later demonstrated mini explosions on the show floor. This is a behind-the-scenes interview with Lottermann, who talks about the...

  • BS&B Enhances Rupture Disk Devices

    May 14, 2014

    BS&B Safety Systems LLC and its Custom Engineered Products Div. announce new product innovations to its Sta-Kul lineup of rupture disk devices. These innovations have resulted from investments in manufacturing of custom assembly products that permanently combine a rupture disk with a holder...

  • Industry Professionals Overflow Conference Rooms at Powder Show

    May 7, 2014

    Conference rooms were filled to capacity and more as the revamped 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference got underway Tuesday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  A standing-room only throng turned out for the opening Keynote Technology Panel on...

  • Watch a Live Explosion on the Powder Show Floor

    May 6, 2014

    In addition to providing his insights as part of the keynote panel on combustible dust, Johannes Lotterman, head of projects and expansion with Rembe Inc., later demonstrated mini explosions on the show floor. The first video shows an explosion without the Rembe Q-Rohr indoor explosion venting...

  • Explosion Trial Delayed

    May 2, 2014

    The trial for the West Fertilizer Plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013, in West, TX, that resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, has been delayed. Lawyers from both sides discussed changes that are necessary before the trial begins. The trial was originally scheduled for...

  • ACC Announces New Principles to Enhance Chemical Hazard and Risk Assessments

    April 25, 2014

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) introduced a set of comprehensive principles for improving chemical hazard and risk assessment programs. The Principles are designed to provide obtainable, high-level benchmarks for fixing federal programs so they produce more scientifically sound and timely...

  • How to Eliminate Electrostatic Charging of Powder Processing Equipment

    April 23, 2014

    Powder processing operations can generate vast quantities of electrostatic charge via the movement of powder. The standard method of charging on powder processing operations is due to tribo-electrification, which is basically the contact and separation of the powder with processing equipment, the...