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  • Standardisation and Conformity Assessment at IEC

    16 December 2020

    Every two months, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman 2014-2019, provides an update on developments within the organisation....

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  • We beat the pandemic

    17 November 2020

    Every two months, SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE gives his perspective on the latest developments in the world of standards....

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  • Hazardex November: Editor's comment

    17 November 2020

    The United Nations has reiterated the need for an urgent inspection to be conducted of the decaying FSO Safer stranded offshore war-torn Yemen. The floating storage vessel has had no maintenance in five years and there is a significant risk that its cargo of 1.1 million barrels of oil could leak and cause a major humanitarian and environmental catastrophe four times worse than the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska....

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  • Smart organisations in emergency mode

    05 October 2020

    Unfortunately, this is the third time I have had to write my column under the context of COVID-19. Worldwide 188 countries have been affected by the pandemic and the impact on mental and physical health has been severe. All 35-member countries of the IECEx Management Committee and organisations, and persons holding IECEx Certification in more than 60 countries continue to struggle with the consequences of the disease....

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  • The pandemic goes on and on

    02 September 2020

    When I first wrote about the disruption caused to international standards meetings and IECEx meetings, I thought we would be getting back to normal about now....

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Hazardex September: Editor’s comment 02 September 2020

The devastating explosion on August 4 in Beirut pushed process safety to the forefront of public consciousness as footage and images of the blast were shared across the world....

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IEC offers much more than standards and certificates 06 August 2020

Every two months, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman 2014-2019, provides an update on developments within the organisation....

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Hazardex August: Editor's comment 06 August 2020

On June 25, Japanese engineering company Chiyoda Corporation announced that its pilot hydrogen project had begun to provide clean fuel for gas turbine power generators at a Japanese power plant using hydrogen imported from Brunei. The project is the world’s first implementation of an international hydrogen supply chain and the first example of foreign-produced hydrogen being used for power generation in Japan....

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Coronavirus: the end, or a new beginning? 30 July 2020

Every two months, SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE gives his perspective on the latest developments in the world of standards....

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Hazardex July 2020: Editor's comment 30 July 2020

On June 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel leaked from a power plant belonging to a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel. The leak occurred after a fuel tank became depressurised due to the subsidence of its support pillars....

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