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  • DEKRA Opens Process Safety Testing Laboratory in Shanghai

    December 2, 2013

    DEKRA has opened its first test laboratory for process safety services in Shanghai, China. Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA Company, now provides testing services in China including testing of powders/dusts, liquids, and gases for their flammability and combustibility, thermal stability, and...

  • Targo-Vent: Directed Combustible Dust Explosion Pressure Venting

    November 25, 2013

    Traffic routes in and around manufacturing facilities are carefully considered when planning and implementing combustible dust explosion venting to the outside with conventional explosion panels. Consideration must also be given those to areas that are accessible to plant employees and work...

  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System Prevents Baghouse Fires, Explosions

    November 19, 2013

    The Flamex spark detection and extinguishing system is a cost-effective solution for the prevention of common baghouse fires and explosions. Applications like grinding, cutting, and drying operations can often cause sparks, which are typically the ignition source for fires and explosions in dust...

  • Chilworth CEO Dr. Vahid Ebadat Contributes to Food Powders Handbook

    November 14, 2013

    Chilworth Technology Inc., a DEKRA company, announced that Dr. Vahid Ebadat, CEO of Chilworth North America, and a member of Powder & Bulk Solids Editorial Advisory Board, recently contributed a chapter to Handbook of Food Powders: Processes and Properties, published by Woodhead Publishing...

  • Explosion Protection Solutions

    October 11, 2013

    Fike’s line of safety products help prevent against deadly explosion applications where milliseconds are critical. Capabilities and equipment include: large-scale testing available at state-of-the-art remote facility; wide range of standardized explosion tests; hazard analysis testing and...

  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System for Dust Collector Fires

    October 8, 2013

    The GreCon spark detection and extinguishing system is a preventive solution for dust collector fires and explosions. Material processing including drying, shredding, granulating, and pelletizing can often cause sparks, which are typically the ignition source for fires and explosions in dust...

  • Dry Chemical Explosion Suppressor

    October 8, 2013

    The PistonFire II is a dry chemical explosion suppressor that is designed to meet the stringent requirements of NFPA 69 “Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems”. The unit is approved for use in Class II, Division I hazardous locations, and consists of a suppressant storage cylinder...

  • Power Supply Diagnostic Module

    October 7, 2013

    The PS3500 diagnostic module continuously monitors the health and efficiency of PS3500 power supplies and primary side power conditions. The module provides real time diagnostics with configurable warning and alarm levels, and alerts maintenance and operations personnel to irregularities, faults,...

  • Combustible Dust Explosion Protection System

    October 3, 2013

    An effective means of isolating enclosures to prevent further spread of explosion pressure and flames must be an integral component of a combustible dust explosion protection system. The EXKOP system provides safe, economic, and easy explosion, spark, and flame front isolation. The pinch valves...

  • Increased Explosion Protection with BFM Fittings

    October 2, 2013

    Serving as a replacement for standard flexible hose couplings, BFM fittings actually seal tighter as the pressure increases, providing processing plants with superior explosion protection if a high-pressure event occurs. Optional Kevlar sleeve covers provide even more protection. BFM fittings can...