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  • How should we manage the new threats posed by biomanufacturing?

    03 September 2020

    Over the last five decades, there have been thousands of incidents in biological laboratories in which pathogen containment has failed1. Those incidents have caused over 150 fatalities since 1970....

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  • ATEX fans – EN 14986

    03 September 2020

    ATEX fans are fans designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and are governed by EU Directive 2014/34/EU. This Directive is intended to increase safety by using a logical risk identification and mitigation method for design manufacture and use....

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  • Avoiding confined space pump installation

    03 September 2020

    In a range of industries, confined space entry is often required for the maintenance of critical process equipment, but what is confined space entry, and can it be avoided altogether in pump installation?...

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  • LED lighting provides safe solution for industry

    03 September 2020

    Europe has long been recognised as a world leader when it comes to setting high standards for human safety and wellness and environmental protection. Not only does the European Union and EU-OSHA set standards across the member countries, but within those countries, individual agencies also bolster those efforts with national directives....

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  • The difference between flammability and combustibility

    02 September 2020

    The words ‘flammable’ and ‘combustible’ are frequently used interchangeably but they are different chemical properties. There is a sense in which we suspect that they mean different things, but for the most part it seems that there is a difference without a distinction. There is a distinction, albeit subtle but it is important in terms of process safety....

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Intrinsic Safety – separating fact from fiction 06 August 2020

How well do we understand Intrinsic Safety and how to achieve it? Roger Highton, Product Line Manager for MTL Process Connectivity Products at Eaton, separates the facts from the fiction....

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Improve process safety with fire & explosion prevention and inerting control 06 August 2020

Chemically, a fire is simply the oxidation of a fuel with an explosion being the oxidation of the fuel at an extremely fast rate. While not all fires will result in explosions, the effects of either can be devastating in terms of injury or death to personnel and destruction of equipment and other property....

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Don't spend too much time and money on hazardous location certification 06 August 2020

Here, Behzad Nejad, Director and a consulting engineer at Hazcon Inc, explains how despite the necessity to gain hazardous area certification, some manufacturers are spending too much time and money on the process....

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Why intrinsically safe devices hold the key to true digital transformation 06 August 2020

In this article, Sophie Maxwell, Business Development Manager at Getac UK Ltd, explains how intrinsically safe ATEX certified devices can help businesses achieve digital transformation in facilities where the presence of hazardous explosive atmospheres has previously prevented it....

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A smarter approach to critical alerts and communication 06 August 2020

In an increasingly interconnected world, businesses from all industries must ensure that cross-team communication is flawless. Not only is it important in order for specific job roles to function effectively, but from a safety perspective as well....

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