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  • Protecting Low-Pressure Storage Tanks in the Food Industry

    March 29, 2019

    Edible oils such as palm, soy, and coconut oils are frequently used in the manufacturing of processed foods. Cookies, chocolate, and ice cream are only a few examples in a long list of such foodstuffs. Almost every processed and packaged food that we eat nowadays contains some form of edible oil....

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  • Dust Build-Up Causes Fire at ABB Plant in Missouri

    March 22, 2019

    An accumulation of dust and soot in an exhaust fan led to a small fire at the ABB plant in Jefferson City, MO in the early hours of Friday morning, officials told local news organizations.   12 firefighters responded to the scene after the fire was reported at around 3 a.m. and knocked the...

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  • Webinar: 119 Years of Dust Explosion Incidents – Lessons Learned & Open Challenges

    March 18, 2019

    On March 27, 2019 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, Dr. Chris Cloney, managing director and lead researcher, DustEx Research Ltd, will present "119 Years of Dust Explosion Incidents – Lessons Learned & Open Challenges" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro free webinar...

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  • Explosion Isolation Flap Valve

    March 7, 2019

    The IsoFlap valve is an NFPA 654, 69, and EU ATEX Directive compliant, 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 protected vessels handling combustible...

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  • Rupture or Bursting Discs: A Non-Reclosing, Fail Safe Device

    March 1, 2019

    Probably the most misunderstood and least appreciated safety device used in systems where pressure or vacuum are present and where excess pressures or vacuum may need to be controlled and relieved when conditions exceed safe design parameters. The first discs were very simple flat pieces of metal...

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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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