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SHAPA ATEX Technical Paper (updated)

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SHAPA Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid Handling Equipment for Potentially Explosive Dusts. Taken from the foreword: It is the policy of the SHAPA technical committee to systematically review the technical papers & presentations listed in the “Technical Advise” section of its website. The following Practical Guidance for Suppliers and Operators of Solid…

SHAPA The benefits of Powder Characterisation

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled The benefits of Powder Characterisation by Eddie McGee of Ajax Equipment Ltd. This is a document which highlights the benefits of Powder Characterisation with practical examples.  It also simplifies flow characterisation by building ‘spider’ diagram (McGee and McGlinchey, 2005) The…

SHAPA Dust Extraction – five ways to achieve long life with minimal expense.

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled Dust Extraction – five ways to achieve long life with minimal expense.  It is a good document on how to get the most out of a dust extraction system. A snippet taken from the first page:…

SHAPA Cartridge Filter Technology

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled Cartridge Filter Technology and talks about the growth of cartridge type filter elements, Legislation and Environmental Considerations, Media development, Adapting to application requirements and the benefits of reduced maintenance and improved cleaning.  Click here to download…

SHAPA Dust Explosion Protection using Flameless Venting

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled Dust Explosion Protection using Flameless Venting by Jef Snoeys of Fike Corporation. A snippet taken from the documents introduction: A new option – flameless venting – has recently been developed for dust explosions and is being…

SHAPA Dust Testing for DSEAR and ATEX Compliance

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled SHAPA Technical Bulletin No.16 and provides an introduction to dust explosion testing and it’s importance in making plant safe from fire and explosion. The link will direct you to SHAPA’s technical document page where there are…

SHAPA – Dust Hood Design

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled SHAPA Technical Bulletin No. 19 Dust Hood Design by Nigel Hubbard of Dustcheck Limited. Introduction Hood design is one of most important areas to consider when designing Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV). It influences the effectiveness of the system in terms…

SHAPA – A practical guide to rotary valves

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled SHAPA Technical Bulletin No.13 A practical guide to Rotary Valves by Ian Blackmore of Rota Val Ltd and Professor Mike Bradley – The Wolfson Centre, University of Greenwich. This document aims to explain how rotary valves work and…

SHAPA – Ten Key Steps for Comparing Dust Extraction System Proposals

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This document is titled SHAPA Technical Bulletin No.6 10 Key Steps for Comparing Dust Extraction System Proposals by John Whitehead – General Secretary, SHAPA. This document aims to help clients end up with an efficient, reliable and cost effective system that will give satisfactory…

SHAPA Sizing of Explosion Relief Vents

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SHAPA = Solids Handling & Processing Association Visit www.shapa.co.uk to find out more about membership. This article has been written by David Burn of Fike UK Ltd.  It is designed to create a better understanding on how explosion vent relief sizing should be carried out.  Particularly of use to those who design and appraise dust filters. …