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  • Hazardous area motors are no longer exempt

    24 June 2020

    Strict regulations are synonymous with hazardous environments. Despite this, changes to legislation can still cause disruption. Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG, explains the changing regulations for hazardous area motors and how the new energy efficiency requirements could provide significant financial gain....

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  • External corrosion – the slow, silent assassin

    17 June 2020

    The anti-corrosion professional organisation, NACE International, estimated that external corrosion cost US process industries in excess of $1.7 billion in 2013....

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  • A guide to hazardous location equipment marking

    17 June 2020

    Despite their common appearance on almost everything purchased for industrial, commercial or personal use, equipment markings are one of the least understood and most error filled aspects when going through the compliance and certification process....

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  • Institute of Measurement and Control – Ex Special Interest Group

    17 June 2020

    The Institute of Measurement and Control Explosive Atmospheres Special Interest Group (Ex-SIG) aims to promote good practice and support continuing professional development in the Ex discipline through a range of activities and publications....

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  • Ensuring your communication system supports your intrinsically safe operations

    17 June 2020

    When assessing your current communications capabilities, an organisation charged with running critical national infrastructure would need to ask itself a number of key questions....

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Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition review 21 May 2020

The Hazardex 2020 Exhibition, Conference and Awards – co-located with PPTex – took place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, the elegant North Yorkshire spa town in north-east England. The Hazardex team would like to thank all attendees for making this year’s event one of the best ever and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Harrogate in 2021....

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Hazardex & PPTex 2020 Awards for Excellence 19 May 2020

The Hazardex & PPTex 2020 Awards for Excellence took place during a well-attended Gala Dinner on February 26 following a fantastic first day of the Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition....

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Problem solving for ammonia solutions 19 May 2020

An EU Directive covering the carriage of dangerous goods created a significant UK problem for the supply of ammonia solution. Temporary fixes will come to an end in February 2022. Chief Executive, Peter Newport, explains how the Chemical Business Association (CBA) and its member companies tackled the issue....

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The role of poor shift handover in oil and gas incidents 14 May 2020

In the oil and gas industry, hazards are inevitable and if they are not identified properly, they may lead to incidents. When it comes to continuous processes, engineers are required to be available 24/7 to carry out operations or maintenance. Workers are therefore frequently rotated on a routine basis within a cycle of shifts and conduct a handover between teams at the end of each shift....

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Improving safety and efficiency in the ever-evolving STS transfer sector 20 April 2020

Ship-to-ship (STS) transfer is becoming increasingly popular throughout the shipping industry, opening up new trade routes and making new and more efficient logistics processes possible....

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