Leeds, United Kingdom – The 4B Group, a world-wide active supplier of bucket elevator and conveyor components, has established an official presence in China. The new subsidiary, 4B China, located in Changzhou, is now fully operational, under the leadership of Managing Director, Zhu Biwei, formerly sales director at WAM China. Continue reading 4B Group opens new Office in China
Tegelen, Netherlands – One of the largest beer brewers in the world is investing substantially in Algiers where beer consumption is increasing at a rate of 10% a year. The company recently installed a completely new silo system at its newly acquired brewery near Algiers. Poeth Solids Processing from Tegelen in the Netherlands delivered the largest and highest ATEX-compliant Z-Conveyor ever as part of this project.
Ratingen, Germany – IEP Technologies recently introduced the IFV and IFV-M Isolation Flap Valves. These self-actuating devices are cost effective, easy to install, and reliable. Used in a wide range of industries where dust hazards may exist, such as food, wood processing, power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical and plastic, isolation flap valves are designed to provide explosion protection between process vessels such as dust collectors and cyclones.
Belleville (NJ), United States – VAC-U-MAX has announced ATEX Certification for three of its compressed-air-powered (non-electrical) industrial vacuum cleaning systems for use in explosion-hazard environments. ATEX Certification requires a third-party review and full testing of VAC-U-MAX equipment, not just the design paperwork. The testing organization, Intertek, located in Cortland NY, is a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) as designated by OSHA.
Tegelen, Netherlands – Certain situations in powders, pellet and granulate handling require raw materials to be fed back vertically into the production process. Poeth has developed its new C-Conveyor specifically for these situations: it optimises the production capacity of recirculating conveying systems and minimises the risk of contamination.
Zug, Switzerland – Effective February 1, 2018, IEP Technologies, a member of the HOERBIGER Group, has acquired business operations, the portfolio, patents and trademark rights of Atexon Oy, a company headquartered in Oulunsalo, Finland, specializing in spark detection and extinguishing for industrial explosion protection. Continue reading IEP Technologies acquires Spark Detection Specialist Atexon
Only a small time window exists for successful explosion mitigation.
First there is the shock wave, then follows the flame: Time is of the essence when it comes to preventing a catastrophe after an undesirable ignition has taken place inside a plant prone to explosions. What exactly is involved in this process, and how can risk be averted? IEP Technologies, the explosion protection expert within the HOERBIGER Group, explains the critical phase of a dust explosion and how reliable suppression and isolation systems can save lives. The most important realization is that the first 75 milliseconds are crucial. A comparison with a blink of a human eye, which lasts an average of 100 milliseconds, demonstrates just how little time this is.
REMBE is a safety specialist in pressure relief and explosion safety. It provides customers in all industries with safety systems for their plants and equipment. All products are made in Germany and meet the requirements of national and international regulations. REMBE customers include market leaders in numerous sectors, such as the food, wood, oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.
Operators of industrial facilities who work with combustible Solids need to manage the risks of potential dust explosions.
Typically plant components which are at risk are protected by Explosion Vents. These pressure relief devices relieve a certain area before the vessel is damaged by the explosion.
At POWTECH 2016, HOERBIGER will introduce itself for the first time as a leading provider of comprehensive industrial safety solutions. Saving lives through explosion protection and prevention is the role of the IEP Technologies and Newson Gale brands at HOERBIGER. IEP Technologies is the systems and service specialist for HOERBIGER’s entire range of explosion protection solutions in dust and gas applications. Newson Gale brings decades of experience in mitigating risks from electrostatic spark discharges. The two companies complement the flameless venting expertise that HOERBIGER has accumulated over the decades.