By R. Post –Since the re-discovery of regenerative energy sources wood processing has seen a considerable growth due to the demand of easy to handle fuel. In view of the ignitability and explosibility of the developing wood dust provisions must be taken to minimize/prevent the impacts of dust explosions. Continue reading No Big-Bang in Wood Processing: Innovative Explosion Protection for Wood-processing Plants
Brilon, Deutschland – Die REMBE live Demonstrationen sind seit vielen Jahren fester Bestandteil der POWTECH. Gleiches gilt für den Hauptakteur Roland Bunse – seit den 1990er Jahren eine feste Größe im Explosionsschutz, ebenso lange bei REMBE und seit 2 Jahren Leiter der REMBE Research + Technology Center GmbH. Continue reading REMBE auf der POWTECH 2019 – das sind die Highlights
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.