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Siemens expands its Simotics XP portfolio with new explosion-proof 1MB10 motors
(12 March 2013)
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has supplemented its Simotics XP portfolio with explosion-proof 1MB10 motors which are available in efficiency classes IE1, IE2 and IE3. The 1MB10 motors have been designed to enable pumps, fans and compressors and meet all requirements that provide maximum safety within an Ex environment. read more...
Considering people in functional safety
(04 September 2012)
All systems have a human input and while people can often “save the day” by avoiding serious incidents, our failings are one of many influences which can contribute in thwarting layers of protection that might otherwise prevent an incident. Given that human activity can affect many different aspects of process safety, it is important that we consider human factors and human error as part of our overall approach to risk reduction and also specifically in relation to functional safety. read more...