Five elements are necessary for a dust explosion: ignitable dust; suspension of the dust into a cloud (in sufficient concentration); confinement; oxidant (usually air); and ignition.
Sankyo Impactline Solids Flowmeters are suited to measuring most solids and powders, from sugar to iron ore. The Sankyo Impactline Flowmeter can measure from as little as 50 kg/h to 10,000 t/h with a high degree of resolution and stability.
The temperature transmitter T5350 from Wika is certified according to Foundation Fieldbus Standard ITK4.51 and offers the functions LAS and PID, with which autarkic control functions can be realised in the field.
VeriSign and EAN, an international standards organisation for supply chain systems,have announced an alliance to launch the EPCglobal Network in Australia.
The CFS MasterTrack fat analyser is an inline fat analyser that enables the user to test meat for its fat and lean meat contents while being minced. The whole production process becomes much more efficient as a result. The inline fat analyser, CFS MasterTrack, is fully integrated into the grinder. This technology now allows the fat and lean meat contents of a batch of meat to be specified during the size reduction process - fully automatically.
As the world leader in Water Activity Technology, Decagon has introduced a new intermediate bench top water activity meter for the food industry - the Aqualab Lite.
Avery Weigh-Tronix Checkpoint checkweighers automatically check the entire production batch rejecting any non-conforming packs.
Just over a year ago, Wal-Mart announced that its top 100 suppliers would be required to put RFID tags on cases and pallets by January 2005. Other retailers and buyers quickly followed suit, including the US Department of Defense
Cintex Sentry XR uses the latest x-ray technology to detect product defects.
The Optec inline milk product concentration detector uses optical technology to measure whiteness in the process stream thus determining milk content. The measurement technique relies on a light emitting source projecting a light beam into the process stream. This causes scattering of the light to a sensitive light detector which provides a concentration-dependent signal.
The Sartorius Observer metal detector is equipped with specially designed sensors based on magnetic field measuring technology.
Recent developments in metal detection technology have made this quality-control process an increasingly important safeguard against contaminant food scares