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Why two-way radios make the perfect safety device 24 June 2019

Intrinsically safe professional mobile radios not only provide highly efficient, instant group communications for industries working with hazardous materials, but also offer multiple safety applications for workers and added-value SCADA capabilities. In this article, Matthew Napier of Hytera Communications (UK) looks at the many benefits and capabilities of explosion-protected two-way radios.  ...

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What standards and certifications apply to infrared viewing panes? 18 June 2019

This question is frequently asked by clients as they begin to research the utility of infrared inspection windows for their specific application needs. There are many standards and certifications that can apply to infrared viewing panes and this can be very confusing for end users....

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Geothermal - the hidden renewable energy resource 17 June 2019

Recent research from the EU Joint Research Council and the International Energy Agency have shed some light on the development of geothermal as a fully renewable energy resource around the world. In this article, Hazardex editor Alan Franck looks at recent progress in this often-overlooked renewable sector, developments in key countries and likely trends for the future.  ...

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The importance of flowmeter selection to improve process safety 12 June 2019

This article will illustrate the importance of selecting the correct flowmeter to improve process safety. Additional benefits will be outlined.To some extent this simply involves picking the right meter for the job. The first 6 paragraphs do that. It is the last 5 that can really influence process safety and aren’t necessarily considered....

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Explosion risk in aircraft maintenance hangars 07 June 2019

Equipment designed for use in potentially explosive environments is often thought to be principally destined for oil and gas industry facilities. In reality, there is a wide range of industries that need such equipment and the aviation sector is a prime example. This article from Italian hazardous area equipment specialist Cortem provides an overview of the principal areas of explosion risk in aircraft hangars during maintenance operations. ...

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Hazardex 2019 event review video 06 June 2019

The 2019 event continued the successful model and included workshops, free seminar content, a networking dinner and awards ceremony. All aiming to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information. Contact us for 2020 participation information now!...

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Impending machinery changes to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 05 June 2019

In 2002, the European Union first introduced the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC – the restriction on hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE), with all applicable products having to pass RoHS compliance since 1 July 2006. However, since 3 January 2013, Directive 2011/65/EU, or RoHS 2, has superseded this. Paul Taylor of TÜV SÜD UK explains the new directive and the major changes it will usher in, with a particular focus on machinery.

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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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