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  • Right-Sizing Explosion Protection through Dust Testing

    November 7, 2019

    On Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, Martin Clouthier, MSc., PEng., director, Jensen Hughes, will present “Right-Sizing Explosion Protection through Dust Testing” as part of Powder & Bulk Solids’ free DryPro webinar series.   “...

  • Explosion at Dow Chemical Plant

    November 4, 2019

    A vessel ruptured at the Dow chemical plant in Plaquemine, LA causing an explosion Sunday morning. No one was injured and it was reported that there was no public threat.   Dow Louisiana Operations posted this on its Facebook page: "There is no ongoing emergency at the site....

  • Worker Dies in Food Processing Plant Accident

    October 28, 2019

    A 22-year-old worker died Tuesday morning as a result of an accident at the PacMoore Process Technologies plant in Mooresville, IN.   The victim, identified as Sean Merrell of Mooresville, died of blunt force trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen after being trapped in a machine he...

  • REMBE Introduces Q-Flap NX Explosion Isolation Valve

    October 22, 2019

    REMBE Inc. introduces the Q-Flap NX inlet explosion isolation valve to prevent explosion propagation through ductwork. This improved version features magnets that hold the flap open and significantly reduces the pressure drop across the valve. This change now means that the suction from the dust...

  • 4 Killed in Chemical Plant Explosion

    October 15, 2019

    Four people were killed and six others injured as a result of a massive explosion at a chemical plant in southern China Tuesday.   According to the city of Yulin's emergency management bureau, the blast occurred in the city shortly after 11 am in the factory's resin...

  • FDA Says Pet Food is Contaminated

    September 30, 2019

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets Performance Dog frozen raw pet food purchased after July 22, 2019 because a sample tested positive for Salmonella and L. mono. The FDA collected two samples of raw pet food manufactured by Bravo Packing Inc...

  • 15 Injured in Cement Plant Explosion

    September 30, 2019

    Fifteen people were injured – 11 critically – when a boiler exploded at a Birla Cement plant in Chittorgarh district's Chanderiya in northwest India Sunday. According to police, coal caught fire as the temperature rose in the coil plant. After the explosion, the burning coal fell...

  • 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...