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  • Fike Research Engineer Receives Award

    March 27, 2014

    Fike Corp. senior test engineer Tom Farrell has earned the prestigious William H. Doyle award, which will be presented at the Loss Prevention Symposium during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Global Congress on Process Safety, March 30-April 3, 2014 in in New Orleans....

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  • Reducing Dust Explosion Risk

    March 24, 2014

    Justin Bishop, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Warrenville, IL, will be presenting “Reducing the Risk of Dust Explosions by Controlling Electrical Ignition Sources,” Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 2pm Eastern, as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ DryPro...

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  • Baghouse.com Corp

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  • OSHA Cites Company for Combustible Dust, Other Hazards after Fire, Explosion

    March 5, 2014

    On August 20, 2013, a combustible wood dust explosion and fire occurred at Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. in East Providence, RI, injuring a worker and partially demolishing the building. The ignition of wood dust in the plant's production room migrated to a retention bin, resulting in an explosion...

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  • Directed Combustible Dust Explosion Pressure Venting

    February 26, 2014

    Traffic routes in and around manufacturing facilities are carefully considered when planning and implementing combustible dust explosion venting to the outside with conventional explosion panels. Consideration must also be given those to areas that are accessible to plant employees and work...

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  • Combustible Dust Hazards Keynote Technology Panel to Kick Off Powder Show Conference

    February 24, 2014

    The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference will kick off at 9am on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Rosemont, IL, with the Keynote Technology Panel, “Identifying Combustible Dust Hazards and Hazard Mitigating Strategies.” Topics covered in the session will include: •...

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  • OSHA Announces Interim Final Rule on Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints under Food Safety Modernization Act

    February 24, 2014

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim final rule establishing procedures and time frames for handling retaliation complaints under the Food Safety Modernization Act. OSHA invites the public to submit comments on the interim final rule. Signed into law...

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  • Electro-Sensors Acquires Wireless Hazard Monitoring Product Line

    February 18, 2014

    Electro-Sensors Inc. has acquired the advanced wireless hazard monitoring product line from Harvest Engineering Inc. Electro-Sensors will market and sell the new hazard monitoring products under its new HazardPRO product line and manufacture, and service them at its Minnetonka, MN facility....

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  • Fauske & Associates Announces Safety Courses

    February 14, 2014

    Fauske & Associates LLC (FAI), a world leader in nuclear, industrial, and chemical process safety, an ISO 17025 accredited lab with 33 years of testing experience, and an IACET Authorized Provider, announces the dates of our Spring 2014 training courses: Process Safety Training Courses -...

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  • How to Eliminate Electrostatic Charging of Powder Processing Equipment

    February 13, 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...

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