West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 5, 2006
The International Powder & Bulk solids conference/exhibition, held this coming May 8-11 in Rosemont, Il, is trusted globally as the most important industry event for facilities that process and store dry particulates and bulk solids. The event offers up-close, hands-on evaluation of the full spectrum of processing and material handling equipment and new technology. The subject of explosion prevention and mitigation is expected to be on the agenda of a significant number of attendees. Located at Booth 1947, Florida based deflagration leader CV Technology returns this year with new information and strategies specific for the world of bulk and powder.
Explosion protection and prevention is rapidly gaining the attention of companies that handle powder and/or bulk solids. When an explosion occurs, it can not only result in devastating losses of life and property, but to financial loss incurred by stopping the production process and rendering the plant useless for weeks or even months. Corporate executives and facility managers that want to minimize the substantial risks need to take this issue seriously and not wait until an explosion occurs to take action.
“We’re not just protecting the equipment or the people in the plant.” says David Cvetas, President of CV Technology. “We are also protecting the million dollars of revenue that the process generates everyday.” A point not overlooked by corporate officers. More and more, facilities that manufacture using potentially explosive materials are turning to specialized consultants to assist them in insuring the livelihood of their business as well as the people in it.
Safety and continuity of process are of major value to all companies. Current statistics estimate that approximately 2-3 dust explosions occur in various facilities in the U.S. per day. In the world of bulk and powder, the fine materials and production methods in use put factories, equipment, process, and employees at an elevated risk for catastrophe. The insurance industry, reports the greatest number of losses have occurred in bucket elevators, silos, bins, and dust collectors. While other equipment equally susceptible includes: high-speed mills, grinders, blenders, and mixers. With statistics like this, the dynamic field of deflagration mitigation has been a primary focus of many bulk and powder employees and families. Understanding and preventing these dangerous events is one of the most challenging tasks facing companies today.
CV Technology consultants work with plant and safety managers on how to best reduce their potential for disaster in processing powder and bulk solids. Experienced engineers blend active and passive technologies to match the best available protection methods to the application. CV Technology not only examines dust samples to find their viability towards explosion under the conditions present, but also strategically installs protection systems to minimize damage should a disaster occur.
Bill Stevenson is a regular contributor and member of the NFPA (National Fire and Protection Agency) Technical Committee on Explosion Protection Systems. He is also the VP of Engineering for CV Technology. “The science of explosion prevention and mitigation is evolving with more testing and better communication providing a foundation for constant learning and improved safety.” says Stevenson. “No single explosion prevention approach is best for all processes, through experience and knowledge of the technology available, we provide our clients the best possible protection plan unique to their situation.”
“There are a whole host of explosion protection solutions available, which could prevent or minimize the effects of an explosive event.” adds Cvetas. “More options equal better solutions. The best explosion protection system is one that provides the appropriate use of technologies while being as non-intrusive to the process operations as is feasible.”
What explosion protection systems really provide is insurance. They give companies the peace of mind that they are operating their plants safely, while not only preventing loss of life, but also protecting their financial security and the valuable process that they depend upon. The depth of CV Technology’s experienced consultants and impressive Fortune 100 client portfolio puts them as recognized world leaders in the field of explosion prevention, protection, and mitigation.
CV Technology will be located at Booth 1947 at the upcoming International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference/Exhibition, May 8-11 2006. The event is held bi-annually at the Donald E Stephens Convention center in Rosemont, Illinois. It is trusted globally as the most important industry event for processing engineers, production engineers, plant managers and operations managers who process, handle, package, transport, test and store dry particulates and bulk solids.
CV Technology combines a legacy of experienced explosion consulting with revolutionary and completely unique explosion prevention and explosion protection technologies to specialize in the prevention, protection, and elimination of dust explosion hazards in all industries which process powders and dry bulk materials.
CV Technology, Inc.
2580 Metrocentre Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: (561) 683 - 1200
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