This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Article image
Challenges and opportunities: Taking the Scotch whisky sector beyond compliance 28 June 2019

Last autumn, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) launched its first Sector Plan for one of the biggest industries in Scotland: Whisky. This sector plan is not about implementation, because all but a small number of distilleries in Scotland fulfil their obligations, says Paul Guppy of DPS Group. This is about a new key phrase which is becoming increasingly important, moving beyond compliance....

Article image
New real time optical particle counting technology offers step change in mine, quarry and mineral processing site safety 23 May 2019

The Air XD from UK detection and electronic systems manufacturer Trolex uses optical particle counting technology to dynamically count and size airborne particulate in real time. This has many advantages over conventional monitoring techniques which typically only give total exposure over a fixed monitoring period after that exposure has occurred. ...

Article image
Case study: The challenges of personnel location in the Kashagan Field 20 February 2019

The Kashagan Field is a very large offshore oilfield located in Kazakhstan’s part of the North Caspian Sea where a number of artificial islands have been built as bases for hydrocarbon extraction. The largest of these is D-island, which is approximately 120,000 m2. Dr. Charlotte Richardson of S3 ID looks at some of the challenges of personnel location in this particularly hostile work environment and explains the solution arrived at to provide effect...

Article image
ANYmal – A unique quadruped robot for harsh environments 14 December 2018

In this article, the latest in a series on the development of robotic solutions for difficult environments, Dr. Peter Fankhauser of ANYbotics AG of in Switzerland describes the development of ANYmal, built specifically to work autonomously in challenging surroundings....

Article image
On-scene HAZMAT response with a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer 03 October 2018

Responders rely first on their knowledge and experience, and then on the tools in their toolkit to keep themselves and the public safe. Chemical scenes can be chaotic and getting actionable information quickly is vital. Unknowns can be incredibly dangerous. Having the right tools in the toolkit and understanding their capabilities is critical to mission success. ...

Article image
Risk and consequence modelling case study 16 August 2018

The project involved a large residential development set in gardens with community facilities including cafes, restaurants, retail and leisure in a major UK city. Consultancy activities involved advising on DSEAR regulatory compliance in relation to an Energy Centre incorporated into the basement of a multi-use building....

Article image
The difference made by efficient data communications at a Czech coal mine 16 July 2018

Data networks supporting monitoring and control systems within mining applications require a special kind of robustness. Not only do the operating conditions include fluctuating temperatures, dust and dirt, but there is also constant vibration, which is extremely tough on network devices and cables. ...

Article image
Total Cost of Ownership and the “X” symbol on Ex-lighting 26 June 2018

When sourcing explosion-proof lighting for use in hazardous areas, end users and contractors should ensure not only that the lighting meets the appropriate Health & Safety standards, but also that they’ve considered its Total Cost of Ownership or Lifecycle costs. It is also important to understand any implications denoted by an “X” symbol in the product certificate, says Gordon Low of Glamox....

Article image
New Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex takes advantage of shale revolution 15 June 2018

In November 2017, Shell Chemicals officially started construction on its $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Pennsylvania, a project that will take several years to complete. Shell made it official in June last year when it announced a final investment decision on the plant. Since then, crews have been working around the clock to prepare the site for main construction....

Article image
Pressure vessel integrity - the key to nuclear fusion 16 May 2018

In a battle to create a world that no longer relies on fossil fuels, Tokamak Energy is aiming to realise the first-ever reactor that could produce clean power from fusion, the process that happens in the centre of the Sun. ...

View Digital Issue & Archive

Most Viewed Articles

Twitter Feed