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  • Shipping Execs Say Hazmat Transport Regs Too Complex

    July 13, 2015

    Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials – also known as dangerous goods (DG) – truly a challenge? Well, even Albert Einstein would have had problems figuring out some of the rules, according to shipping executives recently surveyed by...

  • Deaths of Four Workers Prompts Deeper Look at DuPont

    July 9, 2015

    In November 2014, a worker was overcome at a DuPont chemical manufacturing facility when a supply line unexpectedly released more than 20,000 lb of methyl mercaptan, a deadly chemical. Three co-workers came to the worker’s aid in an attempted rescue, but all four were asphyxiated fatally by...

  • Chemical Plant Explosion Kills Six

    July 6, 2015

    Five people are dead and one injured after an explosion Friday morning at one of Hanwha Chemical Corp.'s plastic production plants in South Korea. The explosion occurred as workers were welding a storage tank to expand a wastewater disposal facility at the company's No. 2 plant,...

  • Conveyor Safety Training Expands to Russia

    July 1, 2015

    A global leader in bulk material handling has announced the expansion of its conveyor safety training program, with its first seminar presented in Russia.   Designed to raise the knowledge level and risk awareness of attendees, the groundbreaking session was conducted by Martin...

  • Free Combustible Dust Prevention Workshop

    June 29, 2015

    Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 to 4 pm in Kansas City, MO, prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free...

  • Combustible Dust Regulatory & Consensus Standards

    June 26, 2015

    By Kevin Jeffries, Lewellyn Technology When making a commitment to mitigate combustible dust fire and explosion hazards in your operation, it is extremely important to identify all applicable regulatory and consensus standards applicable to your operation. This can be a daunting if you are not...

  • Combustible Dust Standards for Dust Collection Systems

    June 23, 2015

    The release of NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts will have a direct impact on plant operations that utilize dust collectors. The new standard is designed to provide the basic principles and requirements for handling combustible dusts. Ultimately, NFPA 652 is meant to provide...

  • Larger Explosion Isolation Valves Available

    June 22, 2015

    The Interceptor-FV explosion isolation valve is now available in line sizes up to 44 in. in diameter. The valves are designed to prevent explosion propagation from one vessel to another through interconnected piping. During normal operating conditions, the Interceptor-FV is mechanically retained...

  • OSHA and Combustible Dust: Standards and Solutions

    June 18, 2015

    The risks of combustible dust are not new. But the dangers are still very real. Truth be told, the dangers can be dramatically reduced, if not virtually eliminated. However, there is a knowledge gap – either because of a lack of concern or a lot of confusion.      I hope to...

  • Fire at Nestle Plant

    June 14, 2015

    A mixing unit caught fire Friday morning at the Nestle plant in Burlington, WI. When they were finally able to reach it, fire crews quickly put out the blaze. However, a second alarm was issued roughly 45 minutes later for additional crews. More than 50 firefighters responded to the fire....