Improperly maintained sight glasses can easily become the weakest link in a processing system, becoming difficult to illuminate and providing less than optimal visibility to process observers. In the most severe cases they can actually fail endangering workers, leading to extensive destruction of property and forcing unplanned downtime.
NFPA 56 prohibits the use of flammable gas as a cleaning agent for interior pipes. The standard is a response to the 2010 explosion at Kleen Energy Power and another at a food processing site that happened within less than a year of each other. This article offers a look at the regulation three years later, with tips on how to properly meet its expectations.
Lenox Instrument Company announces its new Advanced Portable Videoscope System for the inspection of bridges, drill pipe, turbines, airframes, power generation equipment, process tanks and vessels, tubing and pipes, heat exchangers and hydraulic cylinders and other difficult to reach videoscope inspections.
Entities such as OSHA and the FDA have strict mandates requiring facilities to provide protective coverings for exposed glass within food processing areas. Unfortunately, proper precautionary protection is not always executed. Inevitably, another story of glass contamination in food products will hit the wire. Production lines will be halted and the cleanup process executed.
Berner International Corp., has added lengths of up to 16 feet long to go with their new high-efficiency VTH Venturi heater coil and VS Series air curtains.
Roka Bioscience announced today the adoption of the Atlas System at the Department of Defense Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio for high-volume sample testing for Listeria and Salmonella in foods that are provided to all U.S. armed forces around the world.
The Model 4501-05 2-wire Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detector from Sierra Monitor Corporation is a loop powered gas detector that provides the user with lower cost and easier installation and maintenance.
MaxLite® launches the versatile StaxMAX LED Flood Lights for diverse general area, architectural and security illumination in public and commercial spaces.
A worker at a Florida asphalt plant has been rescued after getting stuck in a tank of tar. The 45-year-old man was using a steel cutter inside the tank Friday afternoon at Atlantic Coast Asphalt in Jacksonville. The man was fine inside the tank as long as he was moving around.
Eriez announces the addition of an array of Ferrous Traps to the ProGrade® line of standard magnetic separators.
The Food Safety Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer insight into the state of food safety concerns across the industry. Hundreds of responses were received for a survey on employee training, here are the results.
Stephen Cleghorn owner, of a 50 acre certified organic farm and goat dairy in Reynoldsville, PA, is concerned about hydraulic fracturing gas drilling activity nearby and how it might affect his animals and the farm he and his wife started in 2005.
Fracking is dramatically increasing the recoverable reserves of America carbon-based energy supplies. but yesterday I just paid $4.15 to fill up my car at the USA gas station in Cardiff, Calif. There is a huge disconnect between supply and the price at the pump.
A federal judge is set to decide whether to approve a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. District Judge can either accept or reject the company's deal with the Justice Department.
ABB JOKAB SAFETY has introduced Focus II Light Curtains and Light Grids.
Mystaire is pleased to announce the release of Aura ductless chemical fume hoods.
A senior official from Tokyo Electric Power Company, which runs Japan's troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima, recently told reporters that the safety situation at the facility was "not under control," though the company quickly released a statement saying otherwise.
The fertilizer-plant explosion last April 17 in West, Texas that killed 15 and demolished a good part of the town was only the most recent of a number of accidents involving hazardous chemicals that have happened in Texas over the years.
The administrator of BP's settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses has asked a federal judge to reject BP's bid to slash his office's budget by at least $25.5 million. BP attorneys complained in a court filing last week that the agency's operating expense request is excessive and shouldn't be approved.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of the GAU-LB-400 Low Bay LED light.
Susquehanna nuclear power plant operators said Sunday that they found a water leak in one of its units. The plant, located in Luzerne County near Berwick, Pa., is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc.
Japan is once again without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor went offline Sunday for refueling and maintenance, and other plants remain closed for intensified safety checks following the 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima.
The coal industry is bracing for new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants fired by coal. The rules are expected to emerge by week's end from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to media reports.
Intertec now offers ‘1709’ fire-resistant shelters, designed to protect critical safety equipment from exposure to high temperature fires in hazardous areas on ships and on offshore drilling, processing and storage platforms.
The oil refinery in Great Falls is suspending production for about a month while workers make needed repairs. Calumet Montana Refining LLC officials tell the Great Falls Tribune the $10 million maintenance and repair project has been planned for four years.