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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 These older standards have been superseded by the CEN/CENELEC...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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  • Chilworth Announces Process Safety Training Courses in China

    June 4, 2013

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, offers courses throughout the year in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, and Qingdao. To better meet the safety needs of process manufacturing industries throughout China, Chilworth also recently launched a Chinese Web site. Chilworth’s...

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  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System

    May 8, 2013

    The Flamex spark detection and extinguishing system is a cost-effective solution for the prevention of common baghouse fires and explosions. Applications like grinding, cutting, and drying operations can often cause sparks, which are typically the ignition source for fires and explosions in dust...

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  • ProFlapPlusII Passive Explosion Isolation Valve & Interface Panel

    May 8, 2013

    The ProFlapPlusII explosion isolation valve and interface panel is a passive device that self-actuates by the pressure wave created by an explosion inside a vented vessel and prevents flame propagation to upstream processes. The Interface panel is a PLC-based panel that is capable of monitoring and...

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  • Combustible Dust Explosion Protection

    May 6, 2013

    The inventor of flameless venting, REMBE specializes in combustible dust explosion prevention/protection systems for many applications across a variety of industries. Indoor venting is a specialty. In particular, when a dust collector or other equipment requiring venting is in the middle of a plant...

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  • Spark Arrestor Protects Against Dust Collector Fires

    May 3, 2013

    Camfil APC has introduced a spark arrestor that provides protection to its Farr Gold Series cartridge dust and fume collection systems. The new spark arrestor works without perforations or screens to take control of sparks and channel them away from the filters and into the dust collector’s...

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  • Interceptor-HRD Explosion Suppression System

    May 1, 2013

    The Interceptor-HRD system is designed to provide an active method to protect process system equipment from a dust explosion hazard. The principle of operation for the Interceptor-HRD system is detection of a pressure rise during the initial stage of an explosion, followed by fast injection and...

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  • Static Monitoring/Interlock System Protects FIBCs

    April 29, 2013

    The danger posed by static electricity when filling or discharging material from Type C FIBCs is controlled by a system expressly designed for these applications. The Earth-Rite FIBC grounding system constantly monitors Type C containers (Super Sacks), ensuring that the containers’ anti-...

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  • Spark Detector/Eliminator

    April 29, 2013

    Dust collection and air filtration in industrial facilities carry an inherent risk for fires and explosions. Combustible dust particulate can be highly explosive when it becomes airborne or disperses during the material handling process. It may only take a single spark to ignite such a volatile mix...

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