Anniversary of the Imperial Sugar factory dust explosion-CSB releases a safety video message

On Feb 4th, 2009, on the first anniversary of the dust explosion that took place at the Imperial Sugar factory, the US Chemical Safety Board released a video message. In the video (see below) the CSB chairman John Bresland asks federal regulators and businesses to increase efforts at preventing combustible dust fires and explosions. For […]

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Dangers of Nitrogen!

We in the industry, generally are led to believe that Nitrogen, an inert gas, is by association with the word inert , also “safe”.  This information resides somewhere deep inside of our subconscious mind, where we store a database of things that are “safe” and “dangerous” . Thus if anybody says “Hydrogen”, immediately the subconscious […]

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