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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Featured in Combustible Dust Podcast

    February 26, 2019

    Combustible dust research organization Dust Safety Science published a new episode of its podcast this week that features an interview with Powder & Bulk Solids Managing Editor John S. Forrester on media coverage of dust explosions and fires.  The organization’s founder,...

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  • Explosion Isolation Flap Valve

    February 11, 2019

    The IEP Technologies IsoFlap valve is NFPA 654, 69, and EU ATEX Directive compliant, and an economical and reliable explosion isolation solution that mitigates explosion propagation risks to upstream equipment. It is an effective, self-actuating device that provides inlet explosion isolation to...

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  • Bespoke Handling Equipment Ltd T/A STS

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  • Flamex Introduces IR Spark and Flame Detector Series

    January 2, 2019

    The new YMX 5000 detector series represents a technologically advanced generation of infrared spark and flame sensors for industrial applications.  An industry exclusive self-monitoring optics feature provides “through-the-lens” testing for each detector in real time to...

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  • Protecting Yourself from Hazardous Dusts

    December 19, 2018

    Dust is a problem with which we are all familiar in our homes, but it can be a much more serious problem in certain workplaces, especially when it comes to a factory setting. This article explores how the dust being produced on a daily basis can damage your health and could even prove fatal....

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  • 6 Dead, 5 Injured in Sugar Factory Explosion

    December 17, 2018

    Six people were killed and five injured in an explosion at a sugar factory in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka Sunday.   Officials suspect a faulty valve may have been responsible for the explosion.   Technical experts from Belagavi were conducting an investigation...

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  • Dust Collector Fire Reported at Michigan Plant

    December 7, 2018

    Fire crews responded to a dust collector fire at an automotive structures plant in Michigan last Monday and remained on scene for two hours to put the blaze out, local news organizations reported this week.  Emergency personnel were called to the Challenge Manufacturing plant in Holland, MI...

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  • Dustcon Solutions, Inc.

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  • What You Need to Know About Combustible Dust

    November 19, 2018

    Businesses dealing with powders and other small-particle materials at the center of their operations are, by nature, no stranger to airborne dust. While the respiratory risks posed by dust inhalation are often accounted for with personal protection equipment, a more immediate danger can sometimes...

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  • Dust Explosion Reported at ADM Elevator in Illinois

    November 6, 2018

    Emergency personnel were called to an Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) facility in Decatur, IL early Saturday morning after a dust explosion and fire were reported, coverage by several local news organizations said.  The explosion occurred at about 1 a.m. in a grain elevator that is part of the...

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