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Safety-security - time to think? 31 August 2011

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster gave terrorists and other malefactors a tip. By targeting nuclear plants, they can wreak havoc comparable to that wrought by an earthquake and tsunami, crippling a great economic and military power....

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Searching for the missing link... 20 July 2011

Welcome to the July issue of HazardEx. In this issue of the magazine we provide features on oil & gas and fire safety. In a thought-provoking article by John Astad on combustible dust and flash fires, analysis centres around the inherent variations between safety and legislation around the globe....

WEG launches a full range of energy efficient IE2 and IE3 Flameproof motors for hazardous areas 12 April 2011

WEG has jumped ahead of the new IE2 electric motor energy efficiency standards regulations coming into effect in Europe in June this year by launching W22X, a full range of IE2, and IE3, standard high-efficiency electric motors. Choosing not to take advantage of exemptions in the EU regulations which provide a get-out clause for companies selling lower efficiency motors into hazardous areas....

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WEG moves ahead of standards and launches a full range of energy efficient IE2 and IE3 Flameproof motors for hazardous areas 12 April 2011

WEG has jumped ahead of the new IE2 electric motor energy efficiency standards regulations coming into effect in Europe in June this year by launching W22X, a full range of IE2, and IE3, standard high-efficiency electric motors. Choosing not to take advantage of exemptions in the EU regulations which provide a get-out clause for companies selling lower efficiency motors into hazardous areas....

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Energy efficiency - this year's theme at Hannover 12 April 2011

This edition of the newsletter provides focus on the Messe exhibition which took place recently in Hannover, Germany. HazardEx and Hazardous Area International were there to see the new innovations on show. These were based in a number of halls for those involved with the hazardous areas industry; however the main focus for this sector and the industrial automation arena was in Hall's 9 and 11....

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Changes are afoot for ATEX certificates 22 March 2011

Speaking at the recent HazardEx conference, International standards expert Ron Sinclair MBE (MD of Baseefa), mentioned some significant points regarding new approach directives . The changes to these directives are likely to impact on international businesses in the hazardous areas market, as he explains......

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New era for the magazine and new Editor 09 March 2011

Welcome to the March edition of HazardEx – I am the new Editor of the magazine and therefore am very much looking forward to meeting some of you out in the marketplace over the coming months. In this edition of the publication we provide insight into the key issues affecting your business as we move forward. Along with the new Sales Manager - Olly Filmer here at IML, I hope to receive feedback from you on any issue affecting your company and the hazardous areas sector at large....

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It’s not all bad news 01 September 2008

It’s strange how we hear more bad news than we hear good. Take the oil price as a perfect example. Last April the price of a barrel of oil broke the $100 barrier and the price of crude was relentlessly reported in the media until it reached its peak of $147.27 in July. Media updates on the increases appeared almost hourly and the implications of price hikes were filling the front pages and clogging our Internet browsers. ...

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Twenty two minutes that changed history 02 June 2008

Twenty years ago this month, 167 people died in a North Sea platform fire making Piper Alpha the worst offshore disaster on record. Most of the victims suffocated in toxic fumes, which developed after a gas leak set off the blasts and sparked the fire. The whole accident took place in just 22 minutes – the time it took to change the way the hazardous area industry has treated potential incidents ever since....

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Planners should heed Nature’s warnings 01 June 2008

With May 2008’s earthquake in China’s Sichuan province still producing aftershocks, our thoughts go out to the survivors of this continuing disaster, who will now have to rebuild their homes, their workplaces and their lives. The official death toll is likely to top 80,000 and the disaster, the country's strongest earthquake in 58 years, has left five million people homeless. By the last weekend in May, the China Seismological Bureau had monitored 182 aftershocks in the southwest of the country,...