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  • OK Introduces Explosion-Proof Band Sealer

    January 28, 2020

    With its stainless steel construction, this explosion-proof band sealer is built in accordance to NEC specifications, Class I and II, Division I and II, Groups G, E, and F. All controls are designed for use in hazardous classification areas (explosion-proof) and are built in strict accordance with...

  • How to Avoid Electrostatic Ignition During FIBC Operations

    January 27, 2020

    Static electricity in a flammable or combustible atmosphere can result in an explosion due to electrostatic discharge. This article will discuss how to mitigate the risks during FIBC operations. Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) are now widely used for the transportation of dry bulk...

  • Protected Enclosure Pressure Resistance Requirements: The Big Unknown

    January 21, 2020

    Many particulate solids handled in industry (e.g. chemicals, polymers, food, wood/paper, metals, etc.) are, or can generate, combustible dusts. Dust collection systems are used to minimize the release and subsequent accumulation of hazardous combustible dust. While dust collection systems can help...

  • Worker Killed in Food Processing Machinery Accident

    January 21, 2020

    A worker was killed early Saturday morning in a machinery accident at the Safeway Fresh Foods plant in Vineland, NJ.   The Vineland Fire Department was dispatched just after 12:30 a.m. 28-year-old Felipe Rodriguez-Tzon of Philadelphia was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact...

  • Free Process Safety Consultation at the Powder Show

    January 16, 2020

    For the first time, Stonehouse Process Safety consultants are running free 15-minute consultations at the company’s booth (#1250) at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show), April 28-30 in Rosemont, IL. This is an opportunity for you to raise any...

  • Massive Explosion Hits Chemical Plant

    January 14, 2020

    A powerful explosion ripped through the the Zhuhai Changlian Petrochemical Company, Ltd chemical plant in Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong province Tuesday.    No injuries were reported and the ensuing fire was extinguished, according to the Zhuhai Emergency...

  • 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...

  • 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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