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  • Investigation Finds West Fertilizer Explosion Was Preventable

    The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its preliminary findings into the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer explosion and fire in West, TX that resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, and widespread community damage. Large quantities of ammonium nitrate (AN) fertilizer exploded after being...

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  • Vibratory Drive Gains UL Certification

    Arbo Engineering, a world leader in resonant vibratory technology and related dosing and feeding equipment, announces that United Laboratories has issued Class II, Div. 2, Groups F and G Hazardous Locations certification for the AF-15-SS vibratory drive. In addition to being waterproof and...

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  • Correlated Magnetics, Industrial Magnetics Announce Partnership

    Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR) and Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI) announce the formation of a new partnership that will provide Polymagnet systems and advanced magnetics design and assembly services for industrial applications. Michigan-based IMI is a market leader in providing permanent...

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  • Hartzell Launches Rapid Ship Program

    Hartzell Air Movement’s new rapid ship program includes numerous axial and centrifugal fans capable of being installed in many different applications, such as wastewater, marine, warehouse ventilation, and food processing. Some of the fans in the program can be shipped in as little as 48...

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  • Year Anniversary of West, TX Explosion

    Lawrence D. Sloan, president and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary (April 17) of the tragic events at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, TX that killed 15 people:   “On the one-year...

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Montreal Set for November

    Powder & Bulk Solids Montreal, November 19-20, 2014, at the Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, Canada,  is the Canadian resource for process manufacturers to find the latest solutions to help increase production efficiencies, cut cost, eliminate waste, and ensure product consistency...

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  • Heyl & Patterson Signs Agreement with ELB Engineering Services in South Africa

    Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in bulk material handling systems and thermal processing equipment, announces the signing of an exclusive license agreement with ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB), a bulk material handling provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This...

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  • Explosion Vent to be Showcased at Powder Show

    Oseco’s MV-RD explosion vent is manufactured with a dome design to withstand high-cycling applications and with vacuums of up to 12 psig. Such characteristics reduce maintenance needs and increase the vent’s service life. The MV-RD is available in a variety of sizes and specifications,...

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  • CSB to Share Fatal Explosion Findings

    The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on April 22, 2014, at 5:30 pm at the Southside Community Center in West, TX. At the public meeting, the board will hear preliminary findings from the CSB's investigation team into the April 17, 2013, fire and...

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  • Texture Training Key to Improved QC Analysis

    QC testing plays a more prominent role in the success of a product than ever before. Whether it’s a package that won’t open, crackers that have no snap, an adhesive bandage that won’t stay attached, or skin creams that won’t spread, in todays marketplace textural...

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