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New Developments in safety standards for static protective FIBC

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Industrial Bulk & Processing March/April 2004 Many applications for FIBC require the use of electrostatic protected bags to prevent the ignition of flammable powders that may be transported in them or of flammable vapours that may be present when they…
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Testing & Certifying the safety of static protective FIBC

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TESTING & CERTIFYING THE SAFETY OF STATIC PROTECTIVE FIBC by Dr. Paul Holdstock, Texene LLC. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The following article was written prior to the publication of the second and third editions of IEC 61340-4-4 in January 2012 and 2018. The…
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Choosing Safe Static Control FIBC

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Choosing Safe Static Control FIBC by Dr. Paul Holdstock, Texene LLC. Static electricity is created whenever materials come into contact, rub together and separate. This is a process known as tribocharging. If one or other of the materials is insulating, the…
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Dangers of Combustible Dust Explosions, OSHA Regulations, and Antistatic FIBC

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Dangers of Combustible Dust by Dr. Paul Holdstock, Texene LLC. (updated August 2013) The dangers of combustible dusts have been recognised for many years. Indeed there are long established standards issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Occupational…
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Static Hazards Using Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers for Powder Handling

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STATIC HAZARDS USING FLEXIBLE INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINERS FOR POWDER HANDLING Laurence G. Britton Central Research and Engineering Technology Department Chemical Engineering Technology Section Union Carbide Corporation FIBC use is increasing rapidly owing principally to improved handling efficiency and product quality…
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