Articles for NFPA
October 04, 2017 by Megan Thompson
OSHA is sweeping combustible dust under the rug
Preventing dust explosions should be at the top of your agenda when planning plant safety, and we have the low down on how to do just that.
April 25, 2017 by Nena Dallas
How to increase the life expectancy of your machinery
That rickety old valve has broken down again, and you’re tired of replacing it all the time. Here are some tips on how to ensure your valves last longer—and give you less downtime.
January 03, 2017 by Greg Thompson
How to use the same machinery for any material type
Picture the manufacturing plant of yore where there was one person doing one single job repeatedly on an assembly line. Eventually people rebelled, innovated, and created new and amazing things—and now it’s time to let your machinery do the same.
October 04, 2016 by ACS Valves
Pellet shape matters for your plastic products, here’s why
Get your ducks in a row and ensure that your plastic is being well taken care of through your entire conveying process.
August 24, 2016 by ACS Valves
The bad news about inboard bearing assemblies
Inboard bearings are a great option if you love throwing money into your valve and watching it get shredded before your eyes.
June 24, 2016 by Megan Thompson
Everything you need to know about NFPA 652
The NFPA has a new standard for combustible dust across all commodity-specific manufacturing industries worldwide. Find out what the standard includes and how to make your plant compliant.
May 25, 2016 by Megan Thompson
What you need to know about isolation devices
An explosion in your machinery doesn't have to lead to a plant-wide disaster. Read about ways to reduce the spread of flames with properly designed isolation devices and rotary airlock valves.
April 28, 2016 by ACS Valves
NFPA Safety: It’s Not Just About the Airlock
On-demand one hour webinar on NFPA Safety.
February 26, 2016 by Megan Thompson
ACS deconstructs deflagration
Understanding the dangers of deflagration can help you better prevent plant fires and explosions.
September 16, 2015 by Megan Thompson
What does a safe valve look like?
Without proper ventilation in a pressure conveying system, air will travel back up into the hopper, where it can release material dust into your workplace atmosphere.
June 02, 2015 by ACS Valves
Q&A with ACS
You asked. We answered. Our live webinar on May 14, Understanding Airlocks, concluded with a lively Q&A session. In case you missed it, here are the questions you asked, along with our answers.