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DEKRA Process Safety - Hazardex 2019 Exhibitor Profile 16 April 2018

The breadth and depth of expertise in process safety makes us globally recognized specialists and trusted advisors. We help our clients to understand and evaluate their risks, and work together to develop pragmatic solutions. Our value-adding and practical approach combines specialist process safety management, engineering and testing. ...

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Webinar: New Edition 7.0 of IEC 60079-0, learn how it impacts you 20 November 2017

As a manufacturer of electrical equipment suitable for use in explosive and hazardous areas you must design your products to comply with certain standards. For this use IEC 60079-0 or its national derivatives have become by far the most applied standard in all major industrial countries....

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Dekra Insight launches process safety survey and calls for wide participation 02 August 2017

In a bid to improve Process Safety performance in process industries, Dekra Insight is calling for individuals in the sector to participate in the first Global Process Safety Training & Competency Survey. This aims to benchmark challenges and trends across industrial sectors and company size, and shine the light on process safety training needs and competence gaps in process industries....

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Integrating culture and leadership into process incident prevention 12 May 2017

The implementation of process safety management (PSM) has received significant attention in the last 25 years, but despite this attention, major catastrophic incidents continue to occur, with organisational cultures often taking the blame. This pattern tells us that process safety must make the same migration as personal safety – that systems are only as effective as the culture in which they operate, says R. Scott Stricoff of DEKRA Insight....

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DEKRA Insight - Hazardex 2017 - Exhibitor Profile - Stand 14 01 December 2016

DEKRA Insight represents the collective expertise of our legacy businesses, each an institution in safety: BST, Chilworth, Russell Consulting, RCI Safety, Optimus Seventh Generation, and 'RoundTheClock' Resources. Our process safety business has over 30 years of experience working with numerous organisations to help them achieve their full safety potential. ...

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Electrostatic hazards associated with liquid and powder processing 22 November 2016

Often an electrostatic ignition hazard arises when the electrostatic charge generated in a process is allowed to accumulate to levels sufficient to give rise to electrostatic discharges.  Thus, the first step in an electrostatic hazard assessment is identifying where in the process electrostatic charge can be generated and accumulated.  ...

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Chemical reaction hazards & thermally unstable substances 10 October 2016

The consequences of runaway exothermic chemical reactions can be devastating. Catastrophes at Bhopal and Seveso are stark reminders that all chemical processes require a thorough and rigorous assessment procedure to ensure that large scale manufacture can proceed without residual risk or threat of disaster. This article from DEKRA Insight looks at chemical reaction hazards and thermally unstable substances and links to guides that can help identify them.

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Beyond PSM: Integrating culture and leadership into process incident prevention 21 July 2016

The implementation of process safety management (PSM) has received significant attention in the last 25 years, with major incidents (e.g., Piper Alpha and Bhopal) giving rise to new rules and practices. But despite this attention, major catastrophic incidents have continued to occur.Retrospective views on these events have consistently shown organisational cultures that resulted in systems breakdown....

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Preventing self-heating of particulate solids 14 July 2016

Many particulate solid materials can exhibit self-heating, which - if unchecked - at the very least is likely to affect the quality of the product or even progress to a fire or an explosion. In this article, Dr. Vahid Ebadat of Chilworth Asia Pacific looks into the mechanisms behind this process....

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Loss-of-containment, a basic cause of process safety incidents 14 July 2016

In 1979, while covering a chemical plant operation during a strike, I was rudely awakened by a massive explosion. I quite literally fell out of bed, sleeping in a trailer located about 100 feet from the plant fence-line, shared with a petroleum product distribution tank farm. I grabbed my pants and went outside. The heat from the fire at a large storage tank next-door could be felt where I stood. ...