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  • Silo Components That Need Regular Inspection

    August 22, 2017

    Like all structures, silos degrade over time. This natural and inevitable deterioration can lead to safety hazards such as falling debris, leaky structure, fire or explosions, wall failure, roof failure, and/or structural failure. Unaddressed or unknown silo issues jeopardize the quality of stored...

  • New Air-Vac for Fine Powders, Combustible Dusts

    August 14, 2017

    Vac-U-Max introduces the newest addition to its industrial vacuum cleaning product range for combustible dusts, the MDL15. The MDL15 combustible dust Air-Vac features the exclusive Venturi power unit that offers extremely low compressed-air consumption. The system features a 15-gal collection drum...

  • Conveyor Pull Cord Safety Stop Switch

    August 14, 2017

    The Pullswitch is a failsafe taut wire emergency pull cord stop switch for conveyors. PVC-coated steel pull wires and pigtails connect between the switches to provide easy installation and continuous emergency stop access along the length of the entire conveyor.   Pullswitches can be...

  • Combustible Dust Explosions in Bucket Elevators

    July 5, 2017

    Commonly used to lift dusty product ranging from raw material to finished goods, bucket elevators are a workhorse on which many plants depend for efficient handling. Connecting different areas of a process facility, an unprotected bucket elevator can become a conduit that conveys the destructive...

  • Fifth Worker Dies after Mill Explosion

    June 26, 2017

    Didion Milling reports that a fifth worker has died as a result of an explosion on May 31 at its corn milling plant in Cambria, WI. Carlos "Charly" Nunez died at the hospital on June 23 from injuries sustained in the blast. Three people died and several were injured in the...

  • Vacuum Conveyor Designed for Explosive Applications

    June 21, 2017

    The risk of explosion due to dust continues to be an operational concern for just about every processing company. To address this, Hapman has developed the E-Line vacuum conveyor that is designed to be fitted with either an explosion venting or explosion suppression system, based on application...

  • Vacuums for Safe Collection of Combustible Dust

    June 6, 2017

    Nilfisk announces the launch of two new lines of NRTL-certified continuous-duty industrial vacuums for Class II, Division 2 and non-classified environments. All vacuums feature ETL-certification and are designed to meet NFPA 652 housekeeping recommendations for the safe collection of combustible...

  • Impak Launches Certified Explosion-Proof Sealers

    May 24, 2017

    Impak Corp. announces its development of certified explosion-proof heat sealers for safer operation in hazardous locations. “We were surprised to learn that many companies in industries like fuel servicing, dry cleaning, flour and feed mills, and recycling are using heat sealers without...

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