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Combustible Dust Explosion Protection: Flameless Venting

October 12, 2021

As a pioneer in developing explosion venting systems, REMBE® has fundamentally changed the world of explosion protection.  Since the invention of the Q-Rohr over 30 years ago, REMBE® has pushed flameless vents to their limits. This has led to the development of a family of flameless vents that satisfy multiple applications across many industries. Whether…

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NFPA 61 or NFPA 68 Combustible Dust Explosion Protection of Industrial Bucket Elevators

September 16, 2021

By Payton Ball, BSME, Regional Sales Manager, REMBE® Inc. Let’s say you are a Project Engineer for a pet food production facility.  You’ve recently hired a consultant to conduct a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), according to NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, rev. 2020…

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Preventing Fire & Dust Explosions: NFPA 654

August 3, 2021

“NFPA 654 is a great place to start when taking steps to identify hazards and developing action items designed to reduce risk within a facility handling explosible or combustible materials.  There are NFPA codes specific to an industry, but NFPA 654 covers all other processes where combustible material is present.” Fauske & Associates, LLC., 1-877-328-7531,…

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Combustible Dust Standard: NFPA 652

August 3, 2021

Sponsored By “The NFPA 652 – 2019 standard provide us with Fundamentals of combustible dust knowledge that we use when recommending solutions to our dust collection customers in the packaging industry. We reference NFPA 652 – 2019 as our starting point when discussing explosion protection strategies and equipment design with our customers. This is one…

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Hot Metal Dust – Cool Q-Rohr

July 27, 2021

Metal dusts & explosion safety. An expensive proposition– until now. Metal dust explosions are hot stuff: the combustion temperature and energy are considerable–and considerably higher than those for other types of dust. Temperatures can reach 5400°F or higher, not to mention the other consequences of an explosion such as a sudden pressure rise. As a…

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Dust Collection Safety Gameplan

May 18, 2021

[Editor’s Note: This sidebar first appeared as a blog on Camfil APC’s website. For the original article, go to: https://bit.ly/2OYAw9Z .] If your facility’s manufacturing processes generate hazardous dust, one of your priorities is ensuring air quality. Dust, especially airborne dust particles, must be safely collected and contained to protect worker safety and meet regulatory…

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Identify Combustible Dust Risks Lurking at Your Facility

May 18, 2021

By: Andy Thomason, Contributor Many manufacturing and processing operations generate dust particles that can ignite and cause a fire or explosion. Combustible dusts include food ingredients, seed and grain, metals, paper, pulp, plastics, textiles, biosolids, wood, rubber, dyes, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Because each plant, factory and facility is different, identifying and understanding unique combustible dust…

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Comprehensive Combustible Dust Explosion Protection New methods of Explosion Pressure Relief: REMBE® TARGO-VENT

January 26, 2021

Comprehensive combustible dust explosion protection does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. An innovative technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result: the required safety area is reduced, so valuable usable area is increased and personnel/equipment are protected from the explosion’s…

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4 Tips for a Dust Collection Safety Game Plan | Camfil APC

January 12, 2021

If your facility’s manufacturing processes generate hazardous dust, one of your priorities is ensuring air quality. Dust, especially airborne dust particles, must be safely collected and contained to protect worker safety and meet regulatory compliance. Here are key considerations for your dust collection safety game plan. Comply with OSHA PELs Your dust collection system must…

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Importance of Safe Dust Collection in Battery Manufacturing

December 15, 2020

The processes involved in manufacturing acid batteries release inorganic lead dust and other toxic materials into the air, threatening worker health. Then these toxic materials are distributed far and wide around the plant, settling on equipment, floors, walls and other surfaces. Dust collection systems are the most cost-effective way to limit workers’ exposure to lead…

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