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  • Camfil APC Offers Dust Explosion Prevention Consulting

    June 20, 2018

    The potential for a combustible dust explosion is a reality in many industrial manufacturing operations – especially within a dust collection system. That's why Camfil APC offers a range of consulting and technical services to help keep operations in compliance and employees safe. NFPA...

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  • The Clock is Ticking! Are You in Compliance with NFPA 652?

    June 20, 2018

    There have been too many dust flash fires and explosions in the process industries. The new standard, NFPA 652, on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is designed to stop this – but are you compliant? Most powders handled in industry can form explosible dust clouds if particle size is small...

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  • NFPA 652 Countdown: Crucial Elements to Include in Your Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis

    Dust collection systems are one of the most critical elements to be included in a dust hazard analysis because they are a leading cause of combustible dust incidents. This eBook will discuss how to use a simple checklist analysis for your DHA, the most common areas to address in your DHA (dust...

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Releases Equipment Market Outlook

    May 31, 2018

    Manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the early 2020s in North America and several other regions. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all predicted to post gains in the first half of...

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Equipment Market Outlook

    In the U.S. and Canada, as well as many other parts of the world, manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the coming years. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all expected to post gains...

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  • 21 Injured in Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

    May 21, 2018

    Twenty-one workers were injured by an explosion and fire that occurred at approximately 10:22 a.m. CDT May 19 at Kuraray America Inc.’s EVAL facility in Pasadena, TX. At the time of the incident, 266 employees and contract personnel were onsite as part of a turnaround with heavy...

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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Database Presented at Powder Show

    April 30, 2018

    Researcher Dr. Chris Cloney of DustSafetyScience.com presented details on his on-going project to create a comprehensive database of combustible dust explosions and fires around the world on Thurs., Apr. 26 at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition in Rosemont, IL....

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  • Dust Eyed as Cause of Explosion at Texas Feed Mill

    April 29, 2018

    Officials said a blast last Wednesday afternoon at the Jupe Feeds Inc. feed milling facility in Temple, TX was likely caused by an ignition of accumulated grain dust. Emergency personnel responded to the site at about 12:30 p.m., and were told by workers that a loud explosion was heard. “...

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  • Powder Show Panel Tackles Pneumatic Conveying Issues

    April 27, 2018

    On Wednesday, April 25, at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference in Rosemont, IL, a panel of six experts tackled the topic of pneumatic conveying in a unique way. The six experts each spoke on a different “mini” pneumatic conveying topic. Scott Schmid, president, Cyclonaire Corp.,...

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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Injures 3 at Processing Plant

    April 10, 2018

    A dust explosion in a storage silo at the Koipe edible oils processing plant in Andujar, Spain last Thursday sent debris through the air and injured three workers at the site, Spanish news organizations reported. The injured suffered smoke inhalation, shock, and other minor injuries, Euro Weekly...

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