CV Technology Presents Explosion Protection at Powtex Tokyo 2006

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CV Technology Inc, of West Palm Beach, Florida, a leader in industrial explosion protection in North America, displayed its latest products for the first time away from home at the 16th International Powder Technology Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan.

The 16th International Powder Technology Exhibition was held November 7 - 10 at the International Conference Hall, Tokyo, Japan. CV Technology Inc, of West Palm Beach, Florida, a leader in industrial explosion protection in North America, displayed its latest products for the first time away from home in this important international exhibition.

CV Technology's participation in the exhibition was a milestone for the company as it introduced new products and services to the Japanese market. New products included the Interceptor-QR Flameless Venting System and the Interceptor-VE Explosion Isolation Valve System. Introducing its Risk Analysis Services to new markets is a continuation of CV Technology's advocacy for the crucial importance of starting any new project from a solid foundation formed by identification of the risk factors and options for protection.

The Interceptor-QR Flameless Venting System was on display and was also the focus of a presentation, sponsored by The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, Japan. The presentation was well attended by representatives from some of Japan's major manufacturing companies who handle powder and bulk solids materials. Mr. William Stevenson, VP of Engineering for CV Technology and speaker, led the presentation that covered the limitations of conventional explosion venting including risk from flame discharge, duct length restrictions and placement of equipment in consequence. With knowledge of the appropriate Guidelines and Standards, Mr. Stevenson is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field.

"The Interceptor-QR Flameless Vent solves these problems in a safe, approved manner," announced Stevenson. The Interceptor-QR is the only device of its type that is approved by FM Global in all sizes through 32-inch. The Interceptor-QR technology is also covered in both the NFPA and VDI Guidelines paving the way for its use anywhere in the world. Given the passive nature of the Interceptor-QR, it is more reliable than competing active suppression systems. CV Technology's unparalleled experience includes more than a decade with perfect safety for all clients who have purchased flameless vents.

Stevenson also introduces a revised isolation system. The Interceptor-VE Explosion Isolation Valve System incorporates important improvements in the current state of the art for valves of this type. Intended primarily for use in conjunction with either an Interceptor-QR or a conventional explosion vent, the Interceptor-VE is a pinch type valve that is operated with ordinary plant air. The Control panel is significantly faster than the one it replaces, making spacing less critical. The pinch liner has a wear indicator built in with a warning message on the control panel when it is time to replace the liner. Starting with the universally recognized Green-Yellow-Red lights indicating that the Interceptor-VE is open and armed, in standby, or closed, the touch screen on the control panel is entirely intuitive and easy to use.

Since industrial explosions do not occur frequently, they are very difficult to predict. The risk factors in any process should be identified before the application of solutions should be considered. Too, there are always options for protection and of course, there are trade-offs with differing approaches to protection. CV Technology has long been on the leading edge in advocating that the first and in many ways most important step for a company to take when developing an explosion protection strategy is to conduct a qualified Risk Analysis. The CV Technology approach has one eye on safety and the other on their clients' businesses. Their objective is to meet or exceed all applicable Guidelines and Standards in a manner that is not obstructive to the production process.

The visit to Powtex Tokyo 2006 was well received and CV Technology has every reason for optimism as it looks forward to participation in the dynamic and extremely important Japanese market.

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.

For more information on dust explosion protection, prevention, and mitigation, visit CV Technology's website:

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