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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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Coronavirus: the end, or a new beginning? 30 June 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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The importance of international organisations and digitalisation 17 June 2020

When I wrote my article for the April issue of Hazardex, it was the beginning of March. At the time, European governments were starting to announce countermeasures in the fight against coronavirus. Two weeks later, public life in almost all European countries and across the world had been locked down....

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Hazardex June: Editor's comment 17 June 2020

When countries first began announcing lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there was a concern for many in the industry about how to keep operations running smoothly, efficiently, and safely....

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