Learning from the transformation of US commercial nuclear power
Mary Jo Rogers, a nuclear safety consultant at Strategic Talent Solutions, looks at how the nuclear industry become safer, more reliable and more profitable while under such heavy scrutiny and regulation, and what other industries can learn from this transformation.
IECEx certification for multi-component integrated products
Specialist Services Group (SSG), an engineering and manufacturing company providing modular buildings to the oil & gas industry for both onshore and offshore applications, has announced that it has successfully achieved IECEx Certification for its Zone 1 purged and pressurised building product line.
New handbook for process industry functional safety
“Process Safebook 1 – Functional Safety in the Process Industry” has been published by Rockwell Automation to provide its customers with an overview of functional safety and guidance in the application of IEC61511, the process industry specific implementation of IEC61508.
Germany's clean energy plans founder on dirty coal
Germany's planned transition to green energy has taken a knock with the announcement in late April that coal-fired plants produced 6% more power in 2012. Most of the coal burned in German power stations is lignite, or brown coal, a dirty and heavily polluting fuel source. Industry association Debriv also said the country mined 5.1% more brown coal in 2012 than in the previous year.