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  • Massive Chemical Plant Explosion Closes Schools

    September 26, 2019

    An explosion and fire at the Lubrizol chemical plant in Rouen, France shut down schools in 11 surrounding neighborhoods Thursday. Residents were asked to stay indoors as a result of the blast, which occured just before 3am.   Reports indicate that nearly 200 firefighters were...

  • Comprehensive Combustible Dust Explosion Protection

    September 25, 2019

    Comprehensive combustible dust explosion protection does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. An innovative technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result: The required safety area is reduced, so valuable usable...

  • Two Killed in Granite Quarry Explosion

    September 23, 2019

    Two workers were killed in an explosion at the SNMI rock-crushing plant in Keesara, India Friday, according to the Times of India.   The plant manufactures gravel and sand. Reports indicate that it was raining at the time of the explosion and that lighting may have caused the blast...

  • Explosion at Chemical Factory Injures Several

    September 19, 2019

    A huge explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Istanbul, Turkey injured several people Wednesday. According to the BBC, a metal tank exploded, sending shrapnel. Firefighters battled the blaze for more than two hours. Two firefighters were injured, and one had to be hospitalized. Several...

  • Worker Seriously Burned in Cosmetics Plant Explosion

    September 17, 2019

    An explosion at the JCS Global Distribution cosmetics plant in Carlstadt, NJ Tuesday seriously injured a worker.   According to Detective Sgt. John Cleary of the Carlstadt Police Department, the 58-year-old employee had been mixing cosmetic products in a 55-gal drum when it exploded...

  • Improved Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation System

    September 16, 2019

    A safe and effective means of isolating enclosures must be an integral component of combustible dust explosion protection safety systems. The new and improved REMBE Exkop isolation system is available for many more applications, including ST 2 dusts, reduced explosion pressures (Pred) of up to 2...

  • 20 Killed in Chemical Factory Explosion

    September 3, 2019

    Twenty people died and at least 70 people were injured after an explosion at a chemcial plant in the Vaghadi village of Dhule, Maharashtra, India on Saturday, August 31.   Reports said that roughly 100 workers were in the Rumit Chemsynth Pvt Ltd facility when the blast occurred...

  • Chemical Factory Explosion Injures 16, Five Critically

    August 26, 2019

    An explosion at the Nector Life Science Ltd factory in Punjab’s Mohali district in India Saturday afternoon left 16 workers injured, including five critically.   The blast occurred on the first floor of the production unit of the factory, which manufactures pharmaceuticals....

  • Addressing Food Safety and Hygiene with USDA-Accepted Conveyor

    August 22, 2019

    Contamination has become an expensive and serious health risk for the food processing industry. The frequency of food intolerances has risen significantly over the past three decades, particularly in industrialized populations. Although there’s no definite cause of such widespread growth in...

  • How to Extract Combustible Dusts at the Source

    August 15, 2019

    Closing the barn door when the horse has bolted is widely held to be pointless, with the only option being to chase after and catch the horse. The same is true of industrial dust suppression: we can devise a plan B but there’s no substitute for catching it before it escapes. Rather than...