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  • Industry Explores Big Data's Big Process Safety Benefits

    October 6, 2016

    Two and a half billion gigabytes. That’s the amount of data generated daily by the process industry, according to a recent estimate. Is your organization prepared to harness Big Data's potential to improve process safety? Powder & Bulk Solids spoke with...

  • Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion

    October 4, 2016

    Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion   Nestle Purina Petcare is facing a personal injury lawsuit from a welder that suffered third-degree burns and other injuries after a dust explosion at a Purina’s Flaggstaff, AZ pet food manufacturing plant in Sept. 2014,...

  • Fauske Offers NFPA 652 Dust Hazard Analysis Class

    September 30, 2016

    Industrial and chemical process safety solutions provider Fauske & Associates is offering a course on the Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) requirement in NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust on Oct. 27 in Houston, TX. Presented by Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, Ph.D, vice president...

  • MPI Manager Accredited as a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager

    September 30, 2016

    MPI's separation and electronic inspection product line manager, Frank Reda, has become a Certified Food Safety HACCP Manager (CFSHM) through The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. This certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate expert knowledge and skills on specific...

  • REMBE Offers New Flow Metering System Controller

    September 29, 2016

    There is more to a good weighing system than an accurate measuring method. The connected controller, also known as the processing unit, electronic device or measuring amplifier, is a decisive factor for the powerful performance of the system. The new REMBE EVA HE controller for the C-Lever...

  • Mechanical Failure Leads to Grain Elevator Dust Explosion

    September 28, 2016

    Investigators said mechanical failure is the cause of a grain elevator dust explosion in Francesville, IN Monday that left a truck driver and a firefighter with serious burn injuries, several news organizations reported. “What happened was there was a catastrophic failure of the downward leg...

  • Ribbed Explosion Venting Panel Saves Space

    September 26, 2016

    Dusty conditions commonly associated with the storage and handling of grains and powders can potentially lead to dangerous explosions. The robust construction of Elfab’s ribbed explosion venting panel ensures that operational excellence is maintained when low to medium levels of vacuum are...

  • OSHA Fines Food Processor $88K after Severe Injuries

    September 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to poultry processing producer, Koch Foods of Mississippi LLC, Morton, MS, on Sept. 16, 2016, for nine serious safety violations. OSHA initiated two investigations after learning two...

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  • Grain Handling Facility Fined $400K after Worker Suffocates in Bin

    September 15, 2016

    As he cleared soybean debris, a 41-year-old elevator superintendent suffocated when his lifeline tangled in an unguarded and rotating auger. A federal investigation into the worker's death found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling at the Cooperative Producers Inc...