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  • Did Combustible Dust Cause Omaha Plant Explosion?

    Combustible dust is being investigated as a possible cause of the January 20 explosion and collapse of a livestock feed manufacturing plant in Omaha, NE. "Staff from my department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are on-site and will conduct a full and thorough...

  • Bühler Aeroglide Names New President and CEO

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has named Hans-Jöerg Ill president and CEO, succeeding Jonathan Abbis. Hansjorg Ill comes to Bühler Aeroglide with more than 25 years of experience within B...

  • Optimistic Outlook for Chemicals and Plastics Markets in 2014

    Analysts with Great American Group Inc. report that the outlook for the chemicals and plastics sector is optimistic in 2014, due largely to strong forecasted demand from the residential construction and automotive production markets. In 2013, the housing demand exhibited a resurgence, driven...

  • ISPE CEO to Leave at End of 2014

    The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced today that CEO Nancy Berg will leave the Society when her three-year contract is completed at the end of 2014. During her tenure with ISPE, Berg has been responsible for transformational change at ISPE, the world’s...

  • Dr. Detlev Rose Appointed Chief Sales Officer at Beumer

    Beumer Group appointed Dr. Detlev Rose as chief sales officer. Rose, 51, will assume the planning, managing, and organizational tasks of all Beumer Group sales activities worldwide. Rose studied metallurgy at TU Clausthal, and graduated with a degree in Engineering. He then held a role as a...

  • Endress+Hauser Donates Instrumentation to Polk State College Process Training Unit

    Polk State College celebrates the opening of a 47,000-sq-ft Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center just east of Bartow, FL. Through the generous donations of Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation, and TriNova, Polk State College will be the new home to a $1 million, state-of-the-art PTU (Process...

  • Sodimate’s PAC High-Shear Mixer Receives Patent

    Sodimate’s dust-free PAC slurry high-shear mixer, the Sodimix, has been patented in the U.S. The system uses pre-mixing technology to mitigate dust emission created in PAC slurry processes. Featuring a submerged pipe with a high-velocity dual impeller, the unit thoroughly mixes PAC particles...

  • Free Guide for Hazardous Areas Available

    E2S Warning Signals has published a new “Guide for Hazardous Areas” that is available as a free download from its Web site. The guide has been put together with specifiers and hazardous area engineers in mind with matrix tables that enable fast cross-referencing of information between...

  • Freeman Technology and GEA Pharma Systems Announce Collaboration

    Freeman Technology, a global provider of powder testing instruments, and GEA Pharma Systems, a company that specializes in the design and development of processing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, are collaborating to advance the application of continuous wet granulation and drying...

  • Chilworth Launches Redesigned, Expanded Process Safety Academy

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, today announced the launch of its 2014 Process Safety Academy with redesigned and expanded training courses, innovative approaches to learning, and expanded support services to help its clients embed process safety excellence throughout their operations,...