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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Equipment Market Outlook

    In the U.S. and Canada, as well as many other parts of the world, manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the coming years. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all expected to post gains...

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  • 21 Injured in Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

    May 21, 2018

    Twenty-one workers were injured by an explosion and fire that occurred at approximately 10:22 a.m. CDT May 19 at Kuraray America Inc.’s EVAL facility in Pasadena, TX. At the time of the incident, 266 employees and contract personnel were onsite as part of a turnaround with heavy...

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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Database Presented at Powder Show

    April 30, 2018

    Researcher Dr. Chris Cloney of DustSafetyScience.com presented details on his on-going project to create a comprehensive database of combustible dust explosions and fires around the world on Thurs., Apr. 26 at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition in Rosemont, IL....

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  • Dust Eyed as Cause of Explosion at Texas Feed Mill

    April 29, 2018

    Officials said a blast last Wednesday afternoon at the Jupe Feeds Inc. feed milling facility in Temple, TX was likely caused by an ignition of accumulated grain dust. Emergency personnel responded to the site at about 12:30 p.m., and were told by workers that a loud explosion was heard. “...

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  • Powder Show Panel Tackles Pneumatic Conveying Issues

    April 27, 2018

    On Wednesday, April 25, at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference in Rosemont, IL, a panel of six experts tackled the topic of pneumatic conveying in a unique way. The six experts each spoke on a different “mini” pneumatic conveying topic. Scott Schmid, president, Cyclonaire Corp.,...

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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Injures 3 at Processing Plant

    April 10, 2018

    A dust explosion in a storage silo at the Koipe edible oils processing plant in Andujar, Spain last Thursday sent debris through the air and injured three workers at the site, Spanish news organizations reported. The injured suffered smoke inhalation, shock, and other minor injuries, Euro Weekly...

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  • Dust Control That Meets Explosion-Proof Standards

    April 4, 2018

    Volkmann’s standalone or integrated “all 316L” high-containment dust collectors and vacuum cleanup conveyors provide effective dust control that meets ATEX-Certified and explosion-proof standards for any powder having a Minimum Ignition Energy of greater than 1 mJ.  Used for...

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  • Dust Collection/Explosion Prevention at the Powder Show

    April 4, 2018

    Dust collection and dust explosion prevention will be a topic of focus at the 2018 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show), April 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The highly anticipated Powder Show Conference program is crafted...

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  • OSHA and National Grain and Feed Association Hold Grain Engulfment Prevention Campaign

    April 3, 2018

    OSHA and its alliance partner, the National Grain and Feed Association, in cooperation with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, and the American Feed Industry Association, will hold the second annual “Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Week,” April 9-13, 2018. Topics...

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  • Equipment Manufacturers Stress Compliance with OSHA’s Silica Dust Deadline

    April 2, 2018

    In a move to help all silica dust-producing operations comply with impending rule changes, two pioneers in industrial dust control are reminding customers that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica (RCS) dust emissions Final Rule (OSHA §1910....

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