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  • Air & Waste Management Association presents conference on hazardous waste combustion

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will present the Hazardous Waste Combustors Conference and Exhibition, November 12-14, 2008, in Galveston, TX. This conference will focus on hazardous waste combustion and related regulatory issues.“This conference provides a timely opportunity for attendees to discuss the new HWC MACT compliance standards,” said Adrianne Carolla, A&WMA ...

  • US Air & Waste Management Association call for abstracts on hazardous combustion

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has issued a call for abstracts for its Hazardous Waste Combustors Conference and Exhibition, to be held Nov. 12-14, 2008, in Galveston, TX. The conference will focus on hazardous waste combustion and related regulatory issues. Topics will include regulatory updates, emissions testing, operating and regulatory implementation approaches, monitoring ...

  • The combustible dust fire and explosion Pentagon

    In February 1999, an explosion in a foundry in Massachusetts killed three and injured nine. Almost four years later in January 2003, an explosion in a North Carolina pharmaceutical plant killed six and injured 38. A month later, seven are killed in an explosion in a Kentucky acoustics insulation manufacturing plant and 37 more are injured; and in February 2008, an explosion at a Georgia sugar ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EMSL Releases Combustible Dust Poster

    EMSL is pleased to announce the release of a new Combustible Dust Testing poster available for distribution on the company’s website: www.EMSL.com.   The poster is free and is a great informational resource for those in industries with combustible dust hazards, including food, grain, wood, pulp, paper, plastics, pharmaceutical, rubber, metals and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Safely Handle Combustible or Explosive Dusts with Air Pollution Control Solutions from United Air Specialists (UAS)

    Combustible dusts generated during manufacturing processes pose a substantial threat to worker and plant safety. Under certain conditions, these dusts can create an explosion causing damage, serious injury or even loss of life. OSHA reports that 281 combustible dust incidents have led to 119 deaths, 718 injuries and extensively damaged facilities. As a result, increasing awareness and improving ...

  • E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Gas Analyzer

    The NEW E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer is a rugged unit for boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. Pre-calibrated and field replaceable sensors allow for easy diagnostics and replacements to reduce “down-time” and costly repair charges. The E1100 is a NEW hand-held industrial gas analyzer that is a valuable tool designed for maintenance & ...

  • The Complete Portable Industrial Combustion Gas & Emissions Analyzer

    The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing.  The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The  E8500 Also Includes: Electrochemical Sensors - 02/ CO, NO, N02/ S02, H2S NDIR Sensors - ...

  • Capping emissions from medium-sized combustion plants

    Proposed EU sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were backed by MEPs on Wednesday. They had already been informally agreed with EU ministers. In areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards, EU countries would be required to assess whether ...


    By European Commission

  • Combustible Dust Hazards Exposed in New Online Video

    Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air under certain conditions. A dust explosion can be catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and the destruction of entire buildings. In many combustible dust accidents, employers and employees were unaware that a hazard even existed.   In response to theses threats, the IAQ Video ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ISHM Educates Workers about Combustible Dust Hazards

    Several months ago, a sawmill explosion took place in Prince George, British Columbia.  The explosion was felt by many area residents, one of whom reported it felt like an earthquake.  The explosion resulted in a fatality and multiple injuries to the sawmill’s employees. The suspected culprit in the explosion was combustible sawdust.  Wood dust is a known combustible dust ...

  • Workers Still Exposed to Combustible Dust Hazards

    An explosion last month at a Shanghai factory producing parts for Apple injured 61 employees.  The explosion is believed to have been caused by a build-up of combustible aluminum dust. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “Any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a finely divided ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Possible Combustible Dust Explosion Kills Two at Sawmill

    Last week, a sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia exploded and caught on fire.  The explosion was heard blocks away from the disaster and some residents thought there had been an earthquake.   The explosion and fire killed two workers and injured over 20 others.  Some of the injured have been admitted to local hospitals suffering from burns and other related injuries. ...

  • Advanced Combustion Systems Projects Selected for Funding

    The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected ten projects to receive funding through NETL’s Advanced Combustion Systems Program. The program focuses on lowering costs and improving performance of combustion systems that generate electricity with near-zero emissions, including ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The Complete Portable Industrial Combustion Gas & Emissions Analyzer

    The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing.  The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The E8500 Also Includes: Wireless Communications with Computer & other Windows Devices Up to Nine Gas Sensors ...

  • Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council

    Draft plans to set sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. EU Member states will have to assess whether to introduce stricter limits in areas where these emissions breach ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs vote to cap Emissions of Medium Combustion Plants

    EU countries would have to enforce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits upon medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, under draft plans approved by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. MEPs voted to adapt the scheme to match the plants’ thermal input, so as to reduce the administrative ...


    By European Parliament

  • Medium combustion plants: New rules on emissions adopted

    On 10 November 2015, the Council adopted a new directive to limit the emissions from combustion plants of medium size. These new rules are part of the clean air legislative package, which aims at improving  air quality in the EU. The new directive sets emission limit values for certain pollutants. These limits will be applied for new and existing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • US revises standards for hazardous waste combustion

    The US Environmental Protection Agency issued the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing hazardous waste combustors on October 12, 2005. The April 8, 2008 amendments to this rule revise or clarify several compliance and monitoring provisions in the October 12, 2005 rule. In addition, these amendments correct several omissions and typographical ...

  • Industrial Combustible Dust Tragedies can be Prevented

    One year ago, a combustible dust explosion killed a worker at the Hoeganaes facility in Gallatin, Tennessee.  During the same year there were additional two accidents at the plant that have been linked to combustible dust resulting in several additional deaths and injuries. The investigation found that significant amounts of fine iron powder had accumulated over time at the facility and the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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