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Making personal environmental data usable – The Connected Worker platform 31 May 2019

In this article, Trevor Inglis of Wearable Technologies Ltd looks at how smart wearable sensors, and the ability to process the large amounts of data these sensors can generate, should have a significant role in improving occupational safety across a range of industries. He also outlines the solution his company has arrived at to make the Connected Worker a reality....

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Using technology to segregate and signpost static hazards 21 May 2019

In this article, Gary Escott of SiteZone Safety discusses how RFID (Radio frequency identification) technology can protect personnel not just from collision with moving vehicles, but also static hazards....

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Specifying robust and certified entrance security at critical sites 16 May 2019

Iain Entwistle of Meesons A.I. looks at how recent developments with security portals have made it possible to specify entrance solutions that offer proven levels of resistance to sustained criminal attack....

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Are we taking advantage of key new technologies in mining and manufacturing? 26 April 2019

In this article, Trolex CEO Glyn Pierce-Jones takes a closer look at the use of new technology in the mining and manufacturing sectors and examines whether they are being used effectively to improve financial stability and productivity in large-scale operations....

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Balancing safety and network considerations in WirelessHART gas detection systems 16 April 2019

This article by Julian Yeo of United Electric Controls addresses recommended practices in implementing fixed-point gas detection across WirelessHART networks, although many of the considerations will apply across other wireless protocols. It approaches the topic through the lens of life safety at two levels — the device and the network. ...

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Monitoring is essential for VOC emissions reduction 02 April 2019

In this article, John Clements, former Managing Director of UK-based monitoring equipment manufacturer Signal Group, explains why VOC emissions reduction is important, how monitoring performs an essential role, and outlines the latest developments in monitoring technology....

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Why SIL is the best thing that has happened to process safety – and why it needs to go further 30 March 2019

By continuously monitoring critical parameters, instruments can highlight potentially dangerous conditions and ensure that processes are safely shut down. For this reason, instruments need to offer maximum protection against unsafe events escalating into dangerous failures. One way to ensure this is to select SIL-rated instruments. In this Q&A, David Bowers of ABB explains more about SIL and its impact on process safety. ...

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How can you be sure your Ex Inspections are being carried out correctly? 26 March 2019

Companies cannot afford to take chances with explosion safety. More than ever industry is seeing enforcement and claims for non-compliant inspections with entire teams being replaced on sites for not being competent. In this article, Paul Hague of ExVeritas takes a look at the requirements for inspection teams and the individuals who lead them....

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Dust Explosion Hazards in the Food Industry 15 March 2019

Nearly all foodstuffs and ingredients including grain, sugar, artificial sweeteners, starch, and powdered flavours will burn with difficulty, as a powder layer, but they can explode violently when ignited in the form of a dust cloud. This paper from Dekra Process Safety outlines the many factors that affect the explosion violence or the sensitivity to ignition of a dust cloud such as particle size, cloud density or moisture content....

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Securing Big Pharma: Surveillance is Key 13 March 2019

The pharmaceutical industry is a burgeoning one: the global market was worth $934.8 billion in 2017 and will reach more than $1.1 trillion by 2021, according to The Business Research Company. It also employs approximately 4.4 million people worldwide according to the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations....

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