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Industrial smart lighting strategies 17 December 2019

Dialight Chief Operating Officer Luis Ramirez discusses the major hurdles of adopting smart lighting systems and how to overcome them....

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How AI impacts the future of oil and gas safety 16 December 2019

Heather Stewart, Advisian Digital, and Chris Aitken, SaltGrid, look at the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence and its role in transforming safety in the oil and gas sector....

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The step-by-step guide to storing, handling and installing flameproof motors 16 December 2019

In this article, Marek Lukaszczyk from WEG outlines a number of steps to ensure the safe storage, handling and installation of flameproof motors and how failure to heed this advice could have serious consequences....

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Dealing with dust: how to eliminate harmful particles in workplace facilities 09 December 2019

Earlier this year, the head of the National Coal Miners’ Union called for urgent action to be taken in the regulation of silica dust in mines, which has been linked to a resurgence of potentially fatal black lung disease....

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European downstream safety performance in 2018 13 November 2019

Concawe, the European downstream industry organisation, has published personal safety performance results for 2018. This article is based on selected sections of Concawe Report 6/19 – ‘European downstream oil industry safety performance - Statistical summary of reported incidents 2018’ - and provides comparisons with the industry’s safety performance over previous years. ...

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Risk of electrostatic ignition during FIBC discharging operations 12 November 2019

In this article, James Grimshaw of Newson Gale looks at why the greatest risk posed by static electricity in a flammable or combustible atmosphere is an explosion due to electrostatic discharge....

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Play it safe - adhere to the Machinery Directive 08 November 2019

The Machinery Directive sets a high and common safety level for a broad classification of equipment in terms of design and use. In this article, Linda Caron, Global Product Manager Factory Automation at Parker Hannifin, discusses what the Machinery Directive entails, how to adhere to it, and what qualifies as a ‘safety component’.  ...

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Sound advice for petrochemical plants 06 November 2019

Petrochemical and chemical plants have become increasingly complex and the potential for excessive noise remains high. Rob Lomax, Sales Director at Wakefield Acoustics, looks at noise control technologies and the opportunities presented by installation in petrochemical and chemical plants....

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The role of software in safety 05 November 2019

Personnel Protection Technologies (PPT) are changing the way that both individuals and companies detect risks in hazardous environments. Their prevalence in industry is increasing as companies look to modernise and improve their safety operations. ...

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Wearables & PPE in Industry 4.0 04 November 2019

The fourth industrial revolution is seeing changes in every aspect of manufacturing and resource extraction, including worker safety. While 20th century personal protective equipment (PPE) will continue to be necessary in hazardous environments, the need for personnel to enter those environments is decreasing. ...

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