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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Handbook

    Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Handbook: A Guide to Good Industry Practices, by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, is a “go to” reference for the chemical engineer, plant manager, process engineer, or chemist working in industrial settings where dust explosions could be a concern, such as...

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  • CSB Releases Final Report, Safety Recommendations and Video for Fatal Combustible Dust Explosion

    A metal blender used to process zirconium powder had mechanical problems that started the reaction that caused two explosions at a West Virginia metal recycling facility that killed three employees in December 2010, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) report released Wednesday...

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  • Oseco Featured on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters

    Oseco, a leader in the pressure relief device industry, made its seventh appearance on the Discovery Channel TV show, MythBusters, July 10 when its products were used to put a “Hollywood movie explosives myth” to the test. “Being featured on MythBusters gives our customers...

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  • OSHA Proposes Fine for Grain Company

    OSHA has proposed fining an Ohio-based grain company more than $50,000 for operating a mechanical sweep auger while three employees were working in a grain storage bin. Sabina Farmers Exchange Inc. was investigated after OSHA received complaints that employees were working inside the bin while...

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  • Vortex Announces Rep Agent in Poland

    Vortex announces the appointment of Fenix Systems as the company’s exclusive representative in Poland. Fenix supplies machine baggers, weighers, metal detectors, palletizers, and packers for the food industry.   Fenix President Julian Krupski founded the company in 1989 and renamed...

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  • Venture Measurement Appoints VP/General Manager

    Venture Measurement, manufacturer of the Bindicator, Kistler-Morse, and Niagara Meters brands, announces the appointment of Ben Gambrel as vice president & general manager.   Gambrel joined Venture’s parent company, Danaher Corp., in 2007 and was most recently responsible for...

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  • China Dust Collection Equipment Market Report

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Dust-collecting Equipment Market Report, 2014-2018".   In 2013, China released many policies relating to environmental protection, increasing emission standards, and supplying more subsidies for using dust collecting...

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  • Man Dies Falling into Grain Silo

    An investigation is ongoing after a 22-year-old man died falling into a grain silo at Larchwood Foods on Hall Farm in Fincham, Norfalk, England July 9. Seven fire and rescue crews were called to the scene Wednesday morning. The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the...

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  • Chemical Safety Bill Advancement Applauded

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 4007, the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Reauthorization Act,” which would authorize the CFATS program for three years, allowing the U.S....

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  • CSB to Release Report on Fatal Explosion, Fire

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a meeting July 16 to release its findings on an explosion and fire that killed three employees in December 2010 as they worked with a metallic dust at the AL Solutions titanium plant in New Cumberland, WV. An independent federal agency that...

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