Sept. 22, 2017 - Fortress Paper Ltd., reports that it has experienced a burst in a pressurized auxiliary gas collection system relating to one of the recovery boilers at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Québec. Health and safety protocols were immediately implemented and applicable government authorities were notified.
Sept. 14, 2017 - For a wide range of facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, repackage, generate or handle items that could be categorized as combustible dusts or particulate solids, new NFPA Standards and even the first deadline to conduct a dust hazard analysis are now on the books, adding to the responsibilities of owners and operators of such facilities.
July 17, 2017 - The VETS Group has partnered with Flamex Inc., to distribute their line of customized industrial process fire prevention and protection equipment throughout Western Canada.
June 26, 2017 - The lumber industry is highly competitive. As with all successful businesses, cost control in production is paramount. This explains why effective dust collection systems operation not only provides improved performance, but helps reduce costs associated with operation and maintenance.
May 16, 2017 - After pioneering atomized mist dust control cannons more than a decade ago with its powerful DustBoss designs, Dust Control Technology has changed its name to BossTek to better reflect all of the company’s successful product lines. These include the OdorBoss odor suppression technology, with its line of environmentally safe topical and airborne odor treatment agents, and the KoolBoss crowd cooling technology for large outdoor events. What hasn’t changed is the company’s dedication to equipment quality and customer service.
Oct. 24, 2016 - Martin Engineering has announced the publication of the world’s first aggregation of global best practices dedicated to reducing conveyor risk and injuries. Modeled after the company’s respected Foundations reference volume, now in its fourth edition, Foundations for Conveyor Safety from Martin Engineering provides an unprecedented collection of information, assembled specifically to help conveyor system operators achieve safe production. To assess the true value of safety, the book includes ground-breaking methodology for calculating the payback from safety investments, sometimes referred to as ROS for “Return On Safety.”
May 15, 2015 - A coroner’s jury has made 33 recommendations aimed at preventing future tragedies like the explosion that rocked the Lakeland sawmill in Prince George, B.C., in 2012, killing two workers.
March 31, 2015 - A small rough cut mill in Mackenzie, B.C., has taken safety to a new level. Rather than housing the sawline in the mill and equipping the building with fans and vacuums to keep the dust from settling, the Duz Cho sawmill is built outside, where the elements keep dust levels down and only the finished lumber is stored inside. But that’s not the only way Duz Cho sawmill thinks outside of the box – this sawmill boasts a full line of fresh ideas.
Feb. 9, 2015 - Jordan Newton of SonicAire discusses new technologies available for dust suppression in the Canadian forest industry.
January 14, 2015 - Nett Technologies Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario Canada has received verification of its BlueMAX PLUS 100 SCR system by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The BlueMAX PLUS 100 SCR system represents the industry's only nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) retrofit emission control device to be commercially available to the non-road market. Nett Technologies' BlueMAX PLUS 100 SCR system has been designed to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) by a minimum of 85% from medium and heavy-duty non-road diesel engines ranging between 75 and 560 kW (100-750 hp). In addition to removing NOx and PM, the system also has the added benefit of reducing carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 95% and hydrocarbons (HC) by 60%.This product is well suited for known PM2.5 and ozone nonattainment areas where controlling both PM and NOx are key factors towards adopting appropriate State Implementation Plans (SIPs) under the Clean Air Act. The BlueMAX PLUS 100 system consists of a passive diesel particulate filter followed by a urea SCR system."The BlueMAX PLUS 100 is a great retrofit emission control solution for non-road engines certified to Tier 1, 2 or 3 emission standards. The system is a durable and versatile emission control solution that extends the years of usage of existing construction and non-road equipment. Thanks largely to its direct-fit design, the system not only meets the latest regulations but is highly efficient in its operation," says Dr. Seyed M. Shameli, Product Development Engineer at Nett Technologies.As an innovator of non-road emission control systems, Nett Technologies Inc. has more than 20 years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of custom retrofit solutions that control Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Hydrocarbons (HC), and Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions from all compression and spark-ignited engines.For more information, visit Nett Technologies online at www.nettinc.com.
Nov. 10, 2014 - As a means to prevent fugitive dust build-up, Aspen Planers of Merritt B.C. has installed a number of powerful fans to dislodge wood dust from out of reach areas. On October 9, six fans were installed in the DDM room to combat dust accumulations. The fans knocked down any dust that had collected high up in the trusses and on the bridge crane – out of reach of those attempting to keep the mill free from wood dust. Within 30 minutes of running the fans, the room was noticeably cleaner. These fans will help maintain a high level of clean in this room and reduce the amount of manpower and regular cleaning required.
June 20, 2014, Peoria, Ill. - Developed in direct response to customer feedback, the new adjustable bracket design for the popular DustBoss DB-RTM series of dust suppressors is available to suit the entire range of ring sizes from 17-100 inches, and can be installed in about an hour.
June 10, 2014 - The British Columbia forestry sector saw two dust explosions at sawmills in 2012, and in each explosion, two people were killed and others were injured. These terrible events spurred the creation of an industry-led Manufacturers Advisory Group (MAG), which has the goal of providing the industry with a better understanding of (and improved ability to manage the risks created by) combustible wood dust.
Nov. 23, 2012 - It is well known that wood is a combustible material, and combustion incidents do happen in industries processing wood. But when two sawmills in British Columbia exploded in three months earlier this year, killing four people and injuring dozens more, the potential for dust explosions suddenly received a lot more attention.
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