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  • 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...

  • Chilworth Expects Increased Scrutiny, Targeted OSHA Inspections at Chemical Facilities

    September 18, 2013

    Chilworth Technology Inc. expects increased scrutiny including targeted OSHA inspections at the nation’s 13,000+ chemical facilities in light of the April ammonium nitrate explosion in West, TX that killed 15 people and injured 200 more, and the August 1 presidential executive order to...

  • Fauske & Associates Opens State-of-the-Art Combustible Dust Hazards Testing Lab

    September 18, 2013

    Fauske & Associates LLC (FAI), a leader in nuclear, industrial, and chemical process safety, becomes one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing lab and education centers in the world. With regard to industrial and chemical process safety, FAI is at the...

  • Fauske & Associates Unveils One-Cubic Meter Chamber

    September 5, 2013

    Historically, experiments to determine the combustion characteristics of dust clouds were originally performed in a 1 cu m chamber. There are several European standards referencing vessels of this size: VDI 3673, BS 6713, and ISO 6184-1. These older standards have been superseded by the CEN/CENELEC...

  • NFPA 654 - New Requirements for Explosion Protection and Isolation

    July 31, 2013

    The goal of the NFPA 654 standard is to provide safety measures to prevent and mitigate fires and explosions in facilities that handle combustible particulate solids. This standard applies to all phases of the manufacturing, processing, blending, conveying, repackaging, and handling of combustible...

  • Chilworth Announces Process Safety Training Courses in China

    June 4, 2013

    Chilworth Technology, a DEKRA company, offers courses throughout the year in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, and Qingdao. To better meet the safety needs of process manufacturing industries throughout China, Chilworth also recently launched a Chinese Web site. Chilworth’s...

  • Spark Detection and Extinguishing System

    May 8, 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...

  • ProFlapPlusII Passive Explosion Isolation Valve & Interface Panel

    May 8, 2013

    The ProFlapPlusII explosion isolation valve and interface panel is a passive device that self-actuates by the pressure wave created by an explosion inside a vented vessel and prevents flame propagation to upstream processes. The Interface panel is a PLC-based panel that is capable of monitoring and...