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  • 8 Dead After Chemical Plant Explosion

    January 13, 2020

    Eight people died and several more were injured after an explosion Saturday night at the under-construction Ank Pharma plant in Boisar, about 60 miles from Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra. Included among the deceased was a 13-year-old, Khushi Yadav. According to Ashok Khot, deputy...

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  • How Much Do You Know About NFPA 652?

    January 8, 2020

    On September 7, 2020, a major NFPA standard hits an important deadline. NFPA 652 – Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dusts - requires all facilities and operations that handle combustible dusts or combustible particulate solids to have a completed Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA). At...

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  • Protecting Corn Starch Processes Against Combustible Dust Explosion Risks

    December 5, 2019

    REMBE Inc. and its exclusive California sales rep, WES-CO Industries, were contacted by a specialty candy and nutraceuticals manufacturer in California to design-build an explosion protection system for a new corn starch drying process the company was looking to install. Considering the impact of...

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  • 4 injured in Explosion at Dippin’ Dots Plant

    November 25, 2019

    An explosion at the Dippin’ Dots production facility in Paducah, KY Friday night left four people injured, according to to WSPD6 local.    All four of the injured were hospitalized and one remained hospitalized Saturday night.   The cause of the blast and the...

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  • Right-Sizing Explosion Protection through Dust Testing

    November 7, 2019

    On Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, Martin Clouthier, MSc., PEng., director, Jensen Hughes, will present “Right-Sizing Explosion Protection through Dust Testing” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ free DryPro webinar series.   “...

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  • Explosion at Dow Chemical Plant

    November 4, 2019

    A vessel ruptured at the Dow chemical plant in Plaquemine, LA causing an explosion Sunday morning. No one was injured and it was reported that there was no public threat.   Dow Louisiana Operations posted this on its Facebook page: "There is no ongoing emergency at the site....

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  • Worker Dies in Food Processing Plant Accident

    October 28, 2019

    A 22-year-old worker died Tuesday morning as a result of an accident at the PacMoore Process Technologies plant in Mooresville, IN.   The victim, identified as Sean Merrell of Mooresville, died of blunt force trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen after being trapped in a machine he...

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