NEWS from REMBE®
As “life protectors” we know that preventive measures are part of a holistic protection concept.
We cannot change the situation, but our attitude and how we deal with it!
One of the REMBE® advantages is the young team. The majority of us are not in the risk group. It's good.
Furthermore, REMBE® is financially fully independent and can therefore handle even bad times and ensure full operational status without any restriction. Our decision making process is as swift as it can be.
I am constantly in contact with my Steering Committee Members as well as the designated COVID-19 Supervisors and most of the Staff Members.
Our supply chain is safe. Weeks ago, when Corona broke out in China, we made sure we have sufficient Raw Material and Components in Stock.
To give you a brief insight in our Pandemic Emergency Plan COVID-19, here is an extract of Precautions and Safety Measures we have applied on 2020-03-13:
- All areas continue to work absolutely safely.
- Everyone is at least 2 m apart. Professionally and privately. Now self-responsibility comes before selfishness.
- The minimum distance of 2 m is visible by floor marking if necessary.
- If the minimum distance of 2 m cannot be maintained employees must use a mouth-and nose protection.
- If a COVID-19 infection is suspected, we report this directly to our company doctor Dr. Bernd Walters.
- Employees with relevant symptoms immediately inform the responsible team leader, the shift leader or the responsible Chief Officer. If on site, those employees leave the premises promptly. They contact their doctor or alternatively the company doctor. The responsible team leader, the shift leader or the responsible Chief Officer immediately identifies the other employees which whom they have been in contact and informs them about potential infection risks.
- Conference rooms are also converted for people to take their breaks at a safe distance of 2 m.
- We have separated Sales from Production. The areas within the buildings are clearly separated.
- Office space is occupied in such a way that there is sufficient space between everyone.
- There is no longer an exchange of people between the individual buildings, the individual sectors in the buildings and locations in Brilon and our 9 Subsidiaries all over the planet.
- In production, employees are working in shifts. The waiting period between each single shift is at least 30 min. in order to avoid crowding of employees.
- All employees who can work on the move stay at home until further notice.
- We reduce internal meetings to a minimum. We avoid people gathering in front of coffee machines, for example.
- We cancel external trainings.
- Business trips are not carried out until further notice.
- External visitors are no longer allowed in our buildings. Unavoidable visits or absolute emergencies are excluded from this after consultation with the appropriate C-level (example: emergency doctor or urgent customer acceptance etc.).
We are flexible in our approach, communicate within the teams and work together.These instructions will change as necessary as we monitor the ongoing situation.
Be assured that with REMBE® you have a rock-solid, reliable and financially strong Partner.
You can count on us.
Be well everyone!
Chief Executive Officer
Appropriate hygiene measures have already been taken to protect the employees and internal company processes. Visits and trips will not be carried out until further notice.
You are welcome to contact us at any time with any questions. Your contact is
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rüsenberg
Chief Technical Officer
T: +49 2961 7405-0
In addition to the ultra-modern offices, the new two-storey office building also houses a large, friendly lounge, which is also used for events such as the REMBE® Safety Days. The short distances to the production areas at Zur Heide and to the test field at the REMBE® Research + Technology Center that have resulted from the move enable even faster coordination between sales, development and production.
We operate sustainably – REMBE® is certified according to EN ISO 14001:2015 environmental management systems and attaches great importance to the careful, considered handling of resources. There was therefore no question that the issue of environmental and climate protection would play a major role in the planning of the new building. The focus here was on energy-efficient construction through the use of renewable energies such as heating with an air heat pump and energy-efficient glazing with automatic adjustment of the light exposure level.
The findings and experience from the internal REMBE® green initiative were also incorporated into the new production and packaging methods.
The REMBE® Explosion Safety Days combine the latest topics and presentations, top rank speakers as well as extraordinary evening events. It is a two-day networking event to exchange experiences and protection approaches.
A broad range of perspectives are required to obtain a holistic picture regarding Explosion Safety in the food and beverage industry. This is why the speakers at REMBE® Safety Days 2019 include operators, OEMs, insurance companies and authorities.
One of the highlights at the event is the live explosion demonstration carried out by REMBE® Research + Technology Center GmbH.
The event will be held in English due to the international audience. In addition to theoretical explanations and practical experience reports, a key importance is also placed on providing sufficient time for the personal exchange of information.
Q-Flap RX™ non-return valve
The new Q-Flap RX™ non-return valve is a joint development between REMBE® and the Swiss company RICO. The Q-Flap RX™ is available up to DN 1250.
The strict requirements of EN 16447 are mainly achieved through the very high strengths and flexible installation distances. This is made possible by the so-called swivel carriage principle.
Isolation is essential for an effective Explosion Safety. No matter how much operators invest into (flameless) venting, if an isolation is missing the explosion can spread within the system and continue to propagate from one facility part to another.
Flameless pressure relief for elevators: Q-Ball® E
The Q-Ball® E, which is primarily designed for elevators, uses the principle of the contour-parallel relief developed by REMBE®. Thanks to the innovative design, the weight of the Q-Ball® is very low. While comparable products from other suppliers weigh between 100-200 kg, the Q-Ball® is an absolute lightweight with just 25-50 kg. This particularly facilitates the handling during assembly, as well as the requirements for an installation on the systems in the truest sense of the word.
REMBE® Process Safety and REMBE® Kersting GmbH
At POWTECH 2019, the REMBE® Process Safety business unit will also be presenting various new products, including a non-invasive signalling system and a newly developed graphite rupture disc.
In addition to the REMBE® GmbH Safety + Control with the business units Explosion Safety and Process Safety, as well as REMBE® Research + Technology GmbH, REMBE® Kersting GmbH will also participate at the POWTECH. A new, fully automatic sampling system will be presented, that is able to depict the entire process chain from the sample extraction in one part of the plant all the way up to the laboratory. In addition to inline sampling, REMBE® Kersting offers its customers products for flow measurements, and the silo weighing of bulk materials worldwide.
You will find the REMBE® Alliance companies in Hall 5, at Booths 5-407, 5-408, 5-409 and 5-410.
Such growth not only in turnover but also in people means more space was needed! The team recently moved into bigger state of the art premises. The whole REMBE® family sends their congratulations to our colleagues in Singapore – Keep going, you are doing a great job!
Michael Hüske, Sales Manager Germany, is especially looking forward to introducing the NIMU to the visitors. It's not the first non-invasive signalling device for rupture discs, but the latest and therefore state-of-the-art technology.
Conventional signalling devices require cables to be mounted on the rupture disc, which must then be routed out through the rupture disc holder. This is not the case with the NIMU. Here, a signal indicator is attached to the rupture disc during the manufacturing process. The actual sensor is screwed into a blind tapping in the rupture disc holder, where it monitors the position of the signal indicator on the rupture disc. This means that the wiring only starts outside the rupture disc holder.
The system is leak-proof, and back in operation quicker
After an overpressure event, and the associated opening of the rupture disc, the outlet part of the rupture disc holder must be removed, the rupture disc replaced, and afterwards the system can be put back into operation. The days when the signalling cables also had to be routed again to the respective switching box are finally over. This allows colleagues from the electrical department to devote their attention to other tasks.
Additionally: The process is absolutely leak-tight. The blind tapping in the holder replaces the tapping which is usually required. The absence of cable glands (required for the holder tappings for conventional signalling cables) means that the cable glands used cannot become porous, thus preventing an escape of the process media.
NIMU, the non-invasive signalling: Sensor in a blind tapping in the rupture disc holder, and signal indicator on the rupture disc.
When the KUB® rupture disc opens, the NIMU sensor will output information to the process control unit of the system.
GRX® - cool and hot
If the process temperature is between -180 °C and 1,500 °C, the process involves corrosive media, and the rupture disc must already respond at a relatively low pressure, then the REMBE® graphite rupture disc GRX® is ideally suited to relieve the pressure. Thanks to a specially developed coating, the GRX® does not require polymeric sealants, and is able to withstand the aforementioned demanding process conditions, while still guaranteeing absolute leak-tightness. This in turn reduces the emissions of the system.
REMBE® graphite rupture disc GRX®
We are looking forward to meeting you at ACHEMA (11.06.-15.06.2018) in hall 9.1 booth C4.