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  • OSHA Cites Company for Combustible Dust, Other Hazards after Fire, Explosion

    On August 20, 2013, a combustible wood dust explosion and fire occurred at Inferno Wood Pellet Inc. in East Providence, RI, injuring a worker and partially demolishing the building. The ignition of wood dust in the plant's production room migrated to a retention bin, resulting in an explosion...

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  • Bulk Material Handling Expert to Serve As Concrete Institute Chair

    Tim Harvey, P.E., director of material storage and handling at River Consulting LLC, will begin serving a three-year term this month as the chairperson for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 313 committee that is responsible for developing and reporting information on design and construction of...

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  • Vortex Rounded Blade Gate Added to Titan Series

    Vortex announces the newest addition to its Titan Series line of valves. The RBG (rounded blade gate) is an ideal solution for handling abrasive materials and for applications that may require metering. The rapid actuation of the blade can quickly start and stop the flow of material, which makes it...

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  • SPEC Celebrates 35th Anniversary as Process Engineering Firm

    Specialty Process Engineering Company LLC (SPEC) is proud to announce that 2014 marks its 35th year offering bulk material handling system solutions. SPEC was founded on March 4, 1979 in Springfield, IL as a representative of leading manufacturers of conveying, feeding, dust collection, and...

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  • Sumitomo Launches iOS Custom Equation Solver App

    Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America (SMA), U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo's Power Transmission and Control Group, introduces PT Equate, a custom equation solver. The new equation solver mobile app, available exclusively for Apple iOS, offers users the capability to create their own equations...

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  • Dust Control Technology Sponsors Benefit for Kids

    Dust Control Technology (DCT), Peoria, IL, a global leader in open-area dust suppression technology, has sponsored a day-long event to benefit the children of Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, an orphanage dedicated to providing active care and personal well-being for boys in need in Baja California...

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  • Spiroflow Systems Launches New Company

    Spiroflow Systems Inc., Monroe, NC, announces the launch of a new business that provides a broad range of automation solutions. Spiroflow Automation Solutions Inc. offers automation project services and solutions that include project development, control system design, industrial automation...

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  • Measuring and Understanding Powder Flow

    Tim Freeman, managing director of Freeman Technology, will talk about the value and importance of relevant powder flow characterization as part of a workshop March 4-6, 2014, in Puerto Rico, organized by Mixing Consultants Inc. Experts and industry leaders from around the world will deliver...

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  • Pneumatic Conveying Education Highlighted at Powder Show Conference

    Pneumatic conveying will be a featured area of discussion at the 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference, May 6-8 in Rosemont, IL.     The 2014 Conference has been revamped and enhanced to better serve conferees. The traditional 3-day/4-track program now has shorter...

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  • Combustible Dust Hazards Keynote Technology Panel to Kick Off Powder Show Conference

    The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference will kick off at 9am on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Rosemont, IL, with the Keynote Technology Panel, “Identifying Combustible Dust Hazards and Hazard Mitigating Strategies.” Topics covered in the session will include: •...

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