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Gas Explosion Causes Fireball in Texas

August 29, 2012 8:48 am | Videos | Comments

A crew was working on a natural gas line in Texas when a backhoe hit the line, causing a dangerous fireball.  

Process Control Helps Shop Keep Cool

August 17, 2012 1:37 pm | by ERIN HSU, Senior Copywriter, Big Ass Fans | Articles | Comments

Braum’s Ice Cream employees turned to a dozen industrial box fans for cooling, but their noise level, airflow and space requirements left a lot to be desired.

Flour Explosion Demo

August 17, 2012 8:17 am | Videos | Comments

The Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN offers a flour explosion demonstration to give visitors an idea of how dangerous flour dust can be.


A Continuously Filtered Environment

August 15, 2012 10:58 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Erlab has designed its Captair Store vented filtering storage cabinets to reduce inhalation risks associated with the concentration of vapors and purify ambient air.

The Cloud — Still a Work in Progress

August 14, 2012 10:49 am | by MIKE SCHMIDT, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

The cloud "ecosystem" failed Mat Homan and his plight should serve to remind companies that store sensitive data in the cloud that the technology remains a work in progress.

Slo-Mo Combustible Dust Explosion

August 10, 2012 6:16 am | Videos | Comments

Air Handling Systems has a knowledgeable staff covering topics from dust collection system design to combustible dust. Here they demonstrate a com-dust explosion in slow motion.

Processing Snags & Solutions

August 9, 2012 12:09 pm | by Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info has teamed up with industry experts in order to help answer your processing-related questions!

Coast Guard-Approved Fire Detection

August 9, 2012 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fireboy®-Xintex® introduces its Marine Elite RSM analog addressable fire alarm control panels as Coast Guard-approved fire detection systems for commercial vessels.


Explosion- & Waterproof Flashlight

August 9, 2012 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ now offers the LE-217 explosion-proof halogen flashlight, which is approved for hazardous locations.

Explosion Protection for Oil & Gas

August 9, 2012 8:34 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs presents safety enclosures and related solutions for the process automation industry as part of its explosion protection equipment portfolio.

Keeping Powders Under Control

August 8, 2012 1:14 pm | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

AirClean® Systems Inc.’s PowderSafe™ Type B enclosures provide a controlled negative pressure HEPA-filtered environment for professionals to work with and weigh powders.

Explosion Mitigation in NFPA 61 and NFPA 654

August 8, 2012 12:29 pm | by NFPA | Videos | Comments

NFPA fire protection engineer Derek Duval talksabout key revisions to the NFPA 61 and NFPA 654 combustible dust safety standards.  

Explosion-Proof Pressure Switching

August 8, 2012 11:30 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies presents its AST46SW explosion-proof pressure switch with factory-set switch points and hysteresis.


Detect Fuel & Gas Fires Long Distance

August 8, 2012 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra Monitor’s 3600-I Triple IR flame detector not only detects fuel and gas fires at long distances, but also a 1-square-foot gasoline pan fire at 215 feet.

Manufacturing Marvels: Fike Safety Products

August 8, 2012 9:03 am | by Fike | Videos | Comments

Manufacturing Marvels highlights Fike’s explosion-protection products, and the company's manufacturing and testing processes.   

Purging Enclosures for Hazardous Areas

August 7, 2012 12:42 pm | Videos | Comments

The 6000 Series purging system from Pepperl+Fuchs offers one of the safest and most economical means of installing electrical equipment into hazardous areas.  

Explosion-Proof Metal Halide Quadpod Lights

August 7, 2012 11:13 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics recently added the EPL-TP-1X70-100 quadpod-mounted explosion-proof metal halide light to its line of hazardous location lighting.

Sending More than Mixed Signals

August 7, 2012 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

ControlAir's P200 and P290 pneumatic-to-current transducers convert 3- to 15-, 3- to 27- or 6- to 30-PSIG air pressures into a two-wire 4- to 20- or 10- to 50-mA signal.

Certified for Use in Gaseous & Dusty Environments

August 7, 2012 10:26 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Patlite introduces its explosion-safe AR-070 and AR-078 LED stacklight towers for Zone 2 and 22 application environments.

Explosion Protection Testing

August 7, 2012 6:59 am | Articles | Comments

Fike has a state-of-the-art testing explosion protection laboratory and full-scale test site, staffed with highly trained technicians, engineers, and combustion scientists.

Explosion Vents for High-Vacuum Operation

August 6, 2012 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Oseco now offers its MV-RD explosion vent to protect personnel and equipment during deflagrations in high-cycling/high-vacuum applications.

Economic Adulteration: Beyond Melamine

August 6, 2012 7:07 am | by R. J. PACKER, PerkinElmer Inc. & F. J. WARREN, Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Research Division, School of Medicine, Kings College London | Blogs | Comments

To combat economic adulterants, food processors and retailers are asking the question: “How can food ingredient producers be better monitored to ensure quality?”

Beyond the White Glove Test

August 6, 2012 6:27 am | by MARK HOFFMAN, PE, PMP, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Efficient dust collection systems and easy-to-clean production equipment require a holistic approach to their design.  

An Explosion-Proof Ultraviolet Flashlight

August 3, 2012 1:25 pm | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics recently released the EPL-UV-20W-G2 explosion-proof-approved ultraviolet flashlight with a high-output ultraviolet HID bulb.

An Arresting Spark Arrestor

August 3, 2012 12:55 pm | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Camfil Farr APC introduces a new spark arrestor to protect its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collection systems.

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