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Powder & Bulk Solids, November 2017

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PowderBulkSolids.com T h e S o u r c e f o r D r y P r o c e s s i n g a n d B u l k H a n d l i n g Te c h n o l o g y Official Publication of PowderShow.com Vol. 35, No. 12 • IN THIS ISSUE N o v E m b E r 2 0 1 7 Need for Increased Automation Fueling Rise in Packaging, Palletizing Sales Growth projections for the petrochemi- cal, building products, and calcium carbonite industries are beginning to be recognized as companies move toward increased automation in palletizing and packaging. Page 6 Silo Components That Need Regular Inspection Like all structures, silos degrade over time. This natural and inevitable deterio- ration can lead to safety hazards such as falling debris, leaky structure, fire or explosions, wall failure, roof failure, and/or structural failure. Page 22 Deflection Elbows Cut Maintenance on Conveying Lines Banjo Corp. solved problems of wear and blowouts in pneumatic lines con- veying reinforced polypropylene by replacing conventional long radius sweep elbows with 90-degree deflection elbows from HammerTek Corp. Page 30 Explosion Detection System The IEP Technologies SmartDS dynamic explosion detection system is designed for demanding explo- sion protection applications requiring state-of-the-art rate of rise pressure sensing and data interrogation. The SmartDS has the ability to analyze rate of pressure rise and to differentiate this from non-explosion pressure excursions. It is fully programmable to accommodate a wide range of hazard and process conditions, including vacuum and positive pressure applications. The detector design also is suit- able for hygienic applications. Typical applications include protection of dust collectors, drying systems, pneumatic conveying systems, and reaction vessels. IEP Technologies, Marlborough, MA 855-793-8407 www.ieptechnologies.com Jackable Flat-Panel Bolted Tank CST Industries expands its product portfolio with TecTank FP, a jackable flat-panel bolted tank for the dry bulk storage. TecTank FP was designed based on the designs from Peabody TecTank, Columbian Steel Tank, and Columbian TecTank. With the addition of TecTank FP, CST now provides a flat-panel, jack-built tank, TecTank CP, a chime panel scaffold built tank, and factory-welded tank designs. All tank designs are capable of safely and economically being installed on any site imaginable. CST Storage, Kansas City, MO 913-621-3700 www.cstindustries.com Building Codes and Bulk Storage Silo Design Page 10

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