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  • 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.

  • Maintenance Checklist for a Better Baghouse

    Once you have a dust collection system installed, you want to make sure that it's running at optimal efficiency. For improved performance and reliability, you need routine inspections and timely repair of equipment. Creating a baghouse maintenance program will keep performance high and health risks low.  This checklist covers all aspects of maintenance including pressure drop, emissions, exhaust, and more. With a comprehensive program, you can help extend your baghouse performance and life.

  • Dangerous Dusts in Manufacturing: Knowing the Facts Helps Protect Your People and Facilities

    Many dusts can be dangerous when they are produced in a manufacturing or processing setting. When allowed to accumulate in the air or on surfaces, they can quickly cause various hazards. This white paper briefly discusses a variety of dangerous dusts including combustible, silica, hex chrome, beryllium, mining, and metalworking dusts.   Camfil APC https://www.camfil.com/en  https://www.camfil.com/en/privacy-policy

  • Air Leakage and the Efficient Use of Rotary Airlocks

    In many pneumatic conveying systems, a rotary valve or rotary airlock is used to feed the dry bulk material from one system to another. The other function of a rotary airlock is to help prevent the transfer of air from the system below the valve into the system above or vice versa. This cannot always be accomplished. Air leakage is a consistent issue when dealing with rotary valves in a pneumatic conveying system. It does not matter if the system is positive pressure or a negative pressure system (vacuum). This article will explain the root cause of air leakage, the effects of air leakage in each type of system, and options to reduce air leakage across the rotary valve.

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