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  • AN EASIER WAY TO REDUCE FERTILIZER DUST AND CAKING

    Effectively control dust and caking in the fertilizer industry utilizing ambient-temperature coatings. Fugitive dust and product caking present unique issues for fertilizer handlers. Historically, effective solutions required complicated and often cost-prohibitive processes, such as heating of both the fertilizer and the treatment, to achieve optimal results. New solutions that do not require the heating processes and financial investments therein are now available. The question is: Are they as effective as conventional treatments?  

  • True Infrared Detection vs. Traditional Spark Detection

    Both true infrared and spark detection systems can be useful tools. So, it is important to understand the principle differences as well as some important limitations of each technology before making a decision about which to select for any given application.  

  • Buyer’s Guide: Taking the Guesswork Out of Purchasing a Dust Collector

    A variety of dry dust collection options are available on the market, some of which are optimized for specific industries or applications. But how you do decide what dust collector is best for you and what supplier to use? Sly’s new Dry Dust Collector Buyer’s Guide can help you navigate the complex specifying and purchasing process once you decide a dust collector or baghouse is the right solution for your air pollution needs.

  • Is Your Dust Collection System Underperforming?

    Your dust collection system is a critical tool to help ensure employee safety and facility compliance. However, if your system is not performing properly your employees and facility may be exposed to toxic, combustible and nuisance dusts. In this infographic you will learn how to identify key areas to watch out for, and signs that will help you avoid problems with your dust collector.          

  • EXPORT PACKAGING ALERT: The Unplanned Costs and Penalties of Non-Compliant Merchandise Exportation Due to ISPM 15 Regulations

    The penalties for non-compliant ISPM 15 export wood packaging materials (WPM) are a serious matter to take into consideration when selecting components for the design of a unit load. Besides penalty costs, the end user will require a duplicate shipment if customs liquidates the product held up instead of denying entry.  With customer delivery late fees becoming a common business occurrence as well, the cost of saving a few cents on pallets could become an expensive mistake in the long-term.  

  • How IIOT Helps Reduce Downtime and Helps Plan Ahead for Preventative Maintenance

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of sensors that are connected via the Internet in order to share, control and collect data. The Industrial IoT, (IIoT) is slightly more advanced and provides greater financial benefit to manufacturers. With advances in communication technology, virtually any machine sensor can provide data that can then be monitored, reviewed and reported real time on PC’s, tablets, smartphones and smart watches. Discover the key benefits of IIOT and how it helped dry processing and bulk solids handling manufacturers reduce downtime and plan for preventative maintenance in this whitepaper.

  • SILO SAFETY SYSTEMS: EXPERIMENTAL AND DESIGN CRITERIA FOR CORRECT USE OF A PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE

    This document is aimed at focusing attention on the most important and complex aspects of safety: the risk of overpressures and underpressure that may occur in silos and/or containers for powders and/or granules provided with filtration systems. The document also introduces a calculation procedure to enable engineers and technicians to estimate the risk of overpressures and underpressure in the industrial filtration of dusts.

  • A new version of NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust was released in 2018. Powder & Bulk Solids asked two process safety experts what the changes mean

    What You Need to Know About the New Edition of NFPA 652

    The 2019 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust was released in mid-2018, proving facility operators with an updated version of the document to help manage hazards. According to the NFPA, some of the most notable features of the 2019 edition include shifting the dust hazard analysis (DHA) deadline for existing facilities and processes from Sept. 7, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2020; requiring DHA updates every five years; edits to the general requirements for managing combustible dust fire and explosion hazards; and additional information on the most recent versions of the organization’s combustible dust-related standards. Powder & Bulk Solids Managing Editor John S. Forrester interviewed two prominent process safety experts — Martin Clouthier, P.Eng., director and practice leader for combustible dust testing and consulting services at Jensen Hughes, and Dr. Vahid Ebadat, chief executive officer of Stonehouse Process Safety — to gauge how the 2019 edition of NFPA 652 might impact facilities.

  • Regenerative Blower-Driven Vacuum Conveyors Fill Niche for Efficient, Small-Footprint Pneumatic Conveying

    Don’t use an 800-pound gorilla for light-duty pneumatic conveying. Where vacuum requirements and transfer distance are modest, the smart money is on regenerative blower-driven vacuum systems that deliver ideal cost efficiencies, compactness and simplicity. 

  • How to Select Dust Collector Media that Reduces Operating Costs

    Today’s concerns about cost control, strict air quality standards and combustible dust regulations make it more important than ever to select the right dust collector filter for your application. And that selection can really impact your bottom line.  This white paper reviews the general types of filter media and offers tips on selecting the best filters to achieve cost savings, operating efficiency and compliance.

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