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  • Explosion proof and intrinsic safety 101

    Portions of the standard Spill Buster system operate in various “classified” flammable or explosive vapor zones or areas as defined in the US under the NEC codes. The location of the equipment on the site must be designed properly; or the equipment must be enclosed in appropriate enclosures, to prevent ignition of these vapors should the failure of a component occur. Since this is ...


    By Clean Earth Technology, Inc.

  • 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)

  • Settlement will pay clean air act penalties and repay portion of clean up costs from Danvers, Mass. explosion in 2006

    The United States has reached agreement with the owners and a former operator of an inks and paint products manufacturing facility in Danvers, Mass., that exploded and burned in 2006 the day before Thanksgiving. Under a consent decree lodged today by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the owners and operator will pay the U.S. Government a ...

  • New AKUPRESS® X model for explosive and hazardous materials

    The screw press line AKUPRESS® X has been at the vanguard of the market for dewatering to maximum dryness for many years. The range of application is expanding continuously. Recently we have been contacted by customers who need to dewater materials that require special measures for protection against ...

  • Phoenix Industrial Dust Explosion Sends Workers to the Hospital

    Last month, two workers were rushed to a Phoenix hospital after suffering second and third degree burns following a combustible dust fire at their place of employment.  The explosion occurred while the employees were cleaning a loft area of the business that had accumulated significant wood dust.   Combustible dust explosions happen all too often in the work environment and they can ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Pentagon Fights Wisconsin Water Standards for Toxic Explosive

    MERRIMAC, Wisconsin, September 28, 2007 (ENS) - The Pentagon intends to challenge the state of Wisconsin's intention to regulate all forms of the explosive dinitrotoluene, DNT, Army officials announced on Monday. Wisconsin is the first state in the nation to establish health-based guidelines for the military toxic that has contaminated groundwater and dozens of private wells near ...

  • 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. ...

  • OSHA seeks $250,000 in fines for explosion at manufacturing plant

    OSHA has cited two New Hampshire companies for alleged violations of workplace safety standards following a Jan. 23 explosion at a manufacturing plant in Nashua. Combined penalties against the two employers total $257,500. The explosion occurred at Worthen Industries Inc. when flammable vapors ignited while workers were installing a new motor on a vessel used in the plant's manufacturing process. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • HyPower Fuel Announces Potential Acquisitions for Profitability and Explosive Growth

    HyPower (PINK SHEETS: HYPF) announced today that it is in discussions to acquire a number of companies in the Green Renewables Sector with an emphasis on profitability and explosive growth. Mr. Douglas Bender, President and CEO of HyPower, explained that "We continue to believe that HyPower is undervalued in the marketplace. In opening discussions with potential acquisition targets we had two ...


    By Marketwire

  • High Performance Explosion Proof LED Drop Light Released by Larson Electronics

    Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new explosion proof LED drop light designed to provide cooler operation and higher performance than standard incandescent drop lights. The EHL-LED-7W-150-EPP LED drop light is approved for Class 1 Division 1 & 2 locations, produces brighter and whiter output than a 100 watt incandescent light, and runs cool to the touch. The EHL-LED-7W-150-EPP ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • One dead, one injured following explosion at DuPont plant

    Mollenberg-Betz officials this morning said employees at the small, family-owned company are deeply saddened by the death of a longtime colleague Tuesday in a chemical explosion that seriously injured another co-worker. Company President Van Mollenberg said the explosion at the DuPont plant in the Town of Tonawanda, where the Mollenberg-Betz employees were working as contractors, is the first ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Explosion Proof LED Light with Adjustable Magnetic Base Released by Larson Electronics

    With over 40 years as a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry, Larson Electronics announced the release of a 70 watt explosion proof LED light with an adjustable magnetic base allowing users to install this light on any unsymmetrical ferrous surfaces. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Dust Explosion Leaves Two Workers Severely Injured in Phoenix

    Last week, two workers from a Phoenix design business were severely injured when a dust explosion occurred while they were cleaning wood dust from the loft area of the business. The injured workers were taken to a local hospital suffering from 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Wood dust is a common cause of combustible dust explosions in the work environment. They occur when wood dust, which ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • OSHA issues third largest fine in history following sugar refinery explosion

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations proposing penalties totaling US$8,777,500 against the Imperial Sugar Co. and its two affiliates alleging violations at their plants in Port Wentworth, Ga., and Gramercy, La. OSHA initiated the inspections following an explosion and fire on Feb. 7, 2008, at the Port Wentworth refinery that claimed the lives of 13 ...

  • OSHA Fines Plant Rocked By Dust Collection System Fire And Explosion

    OSHA fined the New England Wood Pellet, LLC a total of $147,000 over safety violations after a combustible dust fire and explosion rocked the company’s plant in Jaffrey, NH last week. The fines, which are some of the biggest yet this year, and the accompanying report on the incident that criticizes the company for failing to “effectively minimize and address clearly recognized hazards ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • Daimer Announces Vapor Steam Cleaner Models and Explosive 2012 Sales Growth

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world's most reputed American brand of steam cleaner machines, including vapor steam cleaner equipment and steam vacuum cleaner systems shipped to practically every corner of the earth, has reported a 134% hike in its 2012's revenue. The 100% American company, which is committed to hiring only U.S. citizens to its staff, has ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Cleantech - explosive growth & creates more jobs than tax cuts

    While it’s commonly known that cleantech investment drives job creation, the value of such investment has been summarized in a recent report by the United Nations, titled 'Why Clean Energy Public Investment Makes Economic Sense - The Evidence Base.' The data reveals some striking results including that green spending creates approximately three times as many jobs as traditional economic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dual Sawmill Explosions Raise Safety Concerns over Combustible Dusts

    2012 has been a challenging year for the wood processing industry across North America.  There have already been two sawmill explosions and fires in Canada that have resulted in dozens of injuries and killed four workers.  The suspected culprit in both cases was combustible dust.    According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “In ...


    By IAQ Services Inc.

  • Larson Electronics Reveals New Explosion Proof String Lights for Hazardous Locations

    Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics reveals their newly designed Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof string lights with a portable power transformer, which inverts high voltage input to low voltage output for powering the hand lamps. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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