Although Imperial Sugar may not be the lone offender of combustible dust crimes, it is perhaps the most memorable.
The natural gas explosion at ConAgra’s Slim Jim plant could have been avoided with the use of combustible gas monitors and tighter gas-purging procedures.
Although there are readily available safe alternatives to using natural gas for pipe cleaning, an astonishing amount of power plants still use it, even if it is fraught with potentially far-reaching and unsafe consequences.
A runaway chemical reaction and explosion overtook a Synthron chemical-manufacturing facility when managers attempted to fulfill an order exceeding normal batch sizes.
Hindsight prevention strategies for five explosions that made history.
Workers at the Bayer CropScience facility in West Virginia would override safety interlocks in order to compensate for an undersized heater in a pesticide residue treater.
The use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in cooling towers can reduce water and chemical usage while increasing the lifespan.
In a recent survey, 35 percent of respondents cited interpretation of rulings and policies of agencies (such as the FDA, USDA and EPA) as their plant's biggest obstacle when it comes to regulatory compliance.
Manufacturers need the right initiatives combined with vast support from local and state governments, industry organizations, and educational institutions in order to maintain a safe level of sustainability.
For a plant with 50,000 fittings, the average annual economic loss due to leakage from fittings alone is estimated at more than $25,000.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to high-speed door safety, but the best practice is to consider how the features align with safety goals, operating environments and budget.
Print-on-demand and other advanced labeling options help the chemical industry meet regulatory, quality, sales and inventory management.
Out of more than 1000 combustible dust inspections, only 18 to 22 percent of the facilities were in compliance with OSHA requirements.
U.S. lawmakers have been working to assist manufacturers in diversifying into the clean energy sector, introducing a bill called the Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology Act.