Plant operators in bulk solids processing industries benefit when plant engineers like Glatt Ingenieurtechnik not only develop and build the plants, but also operate them themselves. Contract manufacturing for customers trains the eye for the requirements, duties and challenges of the operator side. Product safety, fire and explosion protection, plant and operator safety as well as environmental aspects are automatically more clearly in focus. Based on its own practical experience, Glatt is far more committed to safety aspects than required by law. (Article in German language)
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Glatt will be presenting cutting-edge safety concepts that go far beyond current legal requirements. As a plant manufacturer and operator, Glatt combines professional engineering with extensive technological know-how from its own practical experience. Visitors to the stand can discover which comprehensive concepts and innovations Glatt has developed and how they pay off in terms of product quality, fire/explosion protection, operational safety, heat recovery and environmental compatibility.
Better safe than sorry – design safety for fluid bed systems
Design-based explosion protection is one of the most important precautionary measures for operating fluidized bed systems in a process-safe manner. Atex-compliant designs range from explosion-suppressed to explosion-pressure-resistant apparatus. (German article)
Reliably operating spray nozzles and a flawless spray pattern are indispensable in fluid bed processes. A new spray nozzle safety mechanism from Glatt Ingenieurtechnik, specially developed for products relevant to explosion protection, enables the spray nozzle to be safely dismantled during operation. (article in German language)
So that it will not go “boom” and the plant will blow up! This must be taken into account in advance when planning and designing a plant. Fluid bed and spouted bed systems of various designs and sizes are used in many branches of industry for product design and the production or refinement of granulates and pellets. The solid starting materials for this are often in powder form, the handling of which in plants can lead to a dust explosion risk. Other aspects of the safety design of fluid bed and spouted bed systems are, depending on the application, the use of organic solvents or the formation of hazardous substances through reactions or decomposition. (German article)