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'Worrisome' Levels of Arsenic Found in Rice?

September 20, 2012 5:05 am | by ABCNews | Videos | Comments

Consumer Reports says "significant" levels of arsenic have been found in many rice products. What’s the risk?  

Stainless Steel Enclosures

September 7, 2012 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hammond Mfg. Co. Inc. offers enclosures constructed from 316 stainless steel, including junction boxes, pushbutton boxes, wall- and floor-mount enclosures, and freestanding enclosures.

On the Rise, Part 4

September 6, 2012 12:56 pm | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

In addition to hazard analysis and critical control point planning, Gonnella undergoes audits by the National Sanitation Foundation and the American Institute of Baking.


MythBusters: Can Chocolate Stop Acid?

September 5, 2012 7:36 am | Videos | Comments

  Next time you're faced with a sulfuric acid leak, should you whip out the Hershey's a la MacGyver?  

The Human Touch

September 5, 2012 7:04 am | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor in Chief, Pharmaceutical Processing | Blogs | Comments

In addition to ubiquitous hand sanitizer placement, cruise ships station a person outside every eating area extolling the virtues of, and cajoling people to use, sanitizing stations.

Pest Control on the Fly

September 4, 2012 1:29 pm | by RON HARRISON, Ph.D., Entomologist & Director of Technical Services, Orkin LLC | Articles | Comments

You should follow a regimen that includes inspection, sanitation, exclusion and trapping as effective integrated pest management to help protect staff and product.

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.

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