10. Osram Sylvania’s Process Heating Division Acquired, Rebranded
Smiths Group plc completed the acquisition of Osram Sylvania Inc.’s Process Heating Division, which provides process heating products and custom solutions to OEM manufacturers, industrial facilities and university research departments. Read more!
9. Boiler Manufacturer Starts Program for Quick Delivery
Miura Boiler recently launched Quick-Ship Xpress, a new program to deliver and install new process boilers in the time it takes for a rental unit. Quick Ship Xpress was originally intended to help customers who need a steam boiler to restore production and cannot wait weeks or months for a new unit. Read more!
8. Update on Deadly Explosion at Box Plant
The CSB confirmed that the vessel that launched into the Faultless Linen building, killing four people, was a vertical condensate storage tank, technically referred to as the SCR or semi-closed receiver. The SCR at Loy-Lange Box Co. in St. Louis, Mo., provided the condensate or hot water to a steam generation and supply system supporting a corrugated box manufacturing process. Read more!
7. Industrial Oven Plays Destroyer for Children's Toys Deemed Unsafe
Complying with an order from federal safety regulators following a year-long court battle, a Denver-based company destroyed $40,000 worth of magnetic balls that had been the subject of a recall, according to The Denver Post. Read more!
6. Thermon Acquires Provider of Industrial Heating, Filtration Solutions
Heat tracing manufacturer Thermon Group Holdings Inc. has executed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. (CCI) for approximately $206.5 million. Read more!
5. Solar Steam Transforms Pistachio Processing
Solar technology is getting ready to invade the world of nuts. Sunvapor, in a partnership with pistachio processor Horizon Nut, will showcase its sustainable solar collector and method for generating steam that will pasteurize, blanch and roast the nuts. Read more!
4. CSB Releases Safety Video of Williams Olefins Investigation
An explosion and fire caused when a heat exchanger containing flammable liquid propane violently ruptured is the focus of a new safety video from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The June 13, 2013, explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, La., killed two workers and injured an additional 167. Read more!
3. Explosion Occurred During Tank Welding at Louisiana Plant, CSB Investigating
An explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) plant in DeRidder, La., killed three workers and reportedly injured seven on Wednesday Feb. 8. A three-person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) immediately deployed to the scene to investigate. Read more!
2. Family of Man Crushed During Industrial Oven Repair Drops Suit Against Oven Builder
The family of a man killed when the counterweight on an industrial oven door crushed him has dropped a federal lawsuit against the maker and designer of the industrial equipment he was trying to repair. Read more!
1. Steam Generator Explosion at Box Plant Kills 4
A three-person investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board will investigate an incident that killed four people and injured four others on April 3 at the Loy-Lange Box Co. in St. Louis. Read more!