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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.  

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

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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?”

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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.

Think Twice Before Making ‘All Natural’ Claims

July 30, 2012 12:54 pm | by KATHLEEN F. DONOVAN, Attorney, & STEVEN J. PUDELL, Managing Shareholder, Anderson Kill & Olick | Blogs | Comments

Numerous lawsuits have been recently filed alleging that such claims are misleading, and courts have permitted several suits to go forward when products contain artificial ingredients.

Insights from Mars' Dole's Recalls

July 30, 2012 5:41 am | by MIKE ROBERTS, Research Associate, LNS Research | Blogs | Comments

As information can go viral in a matter of hours, companies in the food industry are faced with increasing pressures to operate seamlessly, with little to no room for error.

Selecting a Pest Management Professional

July 26, 2012 1:10 pm | by PATRICIA HOTTEL, Technical Director, McCloud Services | Articles | Comments

Chemically based service protocols have been replaced by multifaceted approaches using both non-chemical and chemical tools, or integrated pest management.

Train Everyone, Including the Band, Part 2

July 26, 2012 12:58 pm | by BO MITCHELL, CBCP, 911 Consulting | Blogs | Comments

Many experts and OSHA compliance officers opine new hires should be trained when exposed to the possibility of an emergency. In other words, on day one.

Train Everyone, Including the Band, Part 1

July 26, 2012 12:45 pm | by BO MITCHELL, CBCP, 911 Consulting | Blogs | Comments

The alarms are relentless, the lights are flashing, and you’re offsite. Will your people respond appropriately to the threat or place themselves in harm’s way?

The Hidden Cost of Cheap Labor

July 25, 2012 12:32 pm | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

A facility full of underpaid and underinsured workers does little to guard the food supply. Investment in quality workers safeguards against potentially costly mistakes.

Fake It till We Make a Change

July 20, 2012 11:44 am | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

In reality, there is something that is far worse than ineffective medicine: drugs that not only don’t work, but also cause serious harm.

From Feed to Food, Part 2

July 16, 2012 1:07 pm | by ROGER DeGOOD and SCOTT SPEER, PE, LEED AP, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

The FDA has raised the food safety bar for pet food manufacturers and, like the pet food industry's end-customers, the FDA has sharp teeth.

From Feed to Food, Part 1

July 13, 2012 1:04 pm | by Roger DeGood and Scott Speer, PE, LEED AP, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

What does the Federal Drug Administration case against the now-bankrupt American Peanut Corp. have to do with dog kibble? Plenty, if a dog or cat owner contracts salmonellosis from handling tainted kibble.

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