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  • NFPA 652 Countdown: Crucial Elements to Include in Your Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis

    Dust collection systems are one of the most critical elements to be included in a dust hazard analysis because they are a leading cause of combustible dust incidents. This eBook will discuss how to use a simple checklist analysis for your DHA, the most common areas to address in your DHA (dust collector housing, inlet ducting, return ducting and hopper) and the most common controls or protection devices used to make these areas safe.

  • DHA Methodology: Using a Prescriptive vs. Risk-Based Approach

    The purpose of this white paper is to examine the differences between Prescriptive and Risk-Based methodologies for conducting Dust Hazard Analysis, or DHA. Readers of this paper will come away with the knowledge to understand the differences and determine which approach better suits their needs.

  • The Definitive Guide to Powder Characterization

    From pharmaceuticals, paints and coatings to metal components, catalysts and batteries, particles and powders underpin the performance of a vast array of every day products. In this white paper, we will showcase the suite of analytical technologies to support the control and engineering of powder performance, from the structure of individual particles through to the flow of bulk powders. The aim is to provide an overview of how different techniques work, the data that can be generated and its value in industrial applications.

  • 7 Keys to Selecting an Equipment Supplier for Collecting Combustible Dust

    If your operation generates combustible dusts, you are at risk for an explosion. Whether you have a dust collection system in place or plan to install a new one, it is critical that your equipment supplier has the experience and know-how to provide the best advice. This eBook provides seven questions that will help you determine if your supplier is the right fit for your company. The book covers NFPA compliance, filtration efficiency, dust testing and more.

  • How Various Types of Screening Motion Can Impact Performance

    Download this white paper to learn about the basics of mechanical screening motions and how the different types of screening motion can impact the efficiency and efficacy of screening in different applications. Screening is the mechanical process of separating dry bulk materials based on particle size. Material is fed into a screener, which utilizes precision-woven screens configured to sort the material according to the desired size. The screeners use various types of motion, and the type of motion used can have a direct impact on performance.  

  • Testing Dust for Combustibility and Explosibility

    The purpose of this paper is to provide some practical guidance for those confronted with the need to assess their safety requirements where combustible particulate solids are being handled in bulk quantities.  It is clear from all points of view that dust must be tested to determine the nature of the risk.  The intent is to provide advice that will allow the reader to make informed decisions leading to improved safety, while simultaneously minimizing cost.    What you will learn:  Which dusts should be tested.  What tests should be run on a combustible dust.  Economical strategies for testing materials.. Challenges that certain materials can pose when tested  

  • Selecting an Indirect Thermal Technology

    Choosing the right thermal technology is critical to reducing time-to-market, being cost-efficient and achieving better thermal processing results. In this whitepaper by Bepex International, you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of indirect thermal processing; examine four technologies that meet most application requirements; and review optimal system designs and common types of heat transfer media.  

  • Steve Blackowiak, Director of R&D and Food Safety at Bühler Aeroglide speaks with Powder & Bulk Solids about Salmonella in dry foods. Image courtesy of Pixabay

    Managing Salmonella in Dry Foods

    With several high-profile recalls of dry foods and ingredients for Salmonella contamination occurring within the last month, the increased visibility of this food safety issue may leave some food processors wondering how to prevent similar incidents from occurring in their operations. Though outbreaks of the bacteria are more common in foods with high amounts of moisture like eggs, juice, and meat, dry foods and ingredients, including powders, can be affected by Salmonella. To provide manufacturers of dry food products with some insights on how to prevent contamination, the dry processing-focused magazine spoke with Steve Blackowiak, Director of R&D and Food Safety at Bühler Aeroglide to find out what role equipment design and air flow play in controlling the spread of the bacteria.     

  • Download the "Powder & Bulk Solids Equipment Market Outlook" report today to learn which types of technology are expected to witness the highest rates of growth into the first years of the next decade.

    Powder & Bulk Solids Equipment Market Outlook

    In the U.S. and Canada, as well as many other parts of the world, manufacturing activity is expected to expand in the coming years. The food and beverage, chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, building materials, and automotive/aerospace industries are all expected to post gains in the first half of the new decade. To help our readers examine the outlook for the global and North American dry solids handling, processing, and packaging equipment markets as we move into the 2020s, Powder & Bulk Solids combed through publicly available forecasts to compile this comprehensive roundup of projections. Download the "Powder & Bulk Solids Equipment Market Outlook" report today to learn which types of technology are expected to witness the highest rates of growth into the first years of the next decade. 

  • Selecting the Right Drying System for Agglomerating Bulk Solids: How to Evaluate for Optimal Cost and Performance

    Factors for selecting optimal direct- and indirect-drying systems for particle agglomeration include heat transfer requirements and temperature sensitivity of material. In addition, the physical properties of the finished product often drive the choice of agglomeration and dryer technology.