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Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence – Best User Application Winner 02 March 2020

At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for Best User Application (Sponsored by CSA Group) went to… Institute of Measurement & Control for the Ex Special Interest Group....

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Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence – PPTex Innovation Winner 02 March 2020

At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for PPTex Innovation (Sponsored by CSA Group) went to… Pepperl+Fuchs ecom for its ATEX certified mobile computing and communication devices....

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Research reveals tubes and piping are most failure-prone components in oil and gas and maritime industries 02 March 2020

Research conducted by DNV GL has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Based on 1,000 failure cases, the research shows that fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types....

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The March 2020 issue of Hazardex is now available! 02 March 2020

The March issue of Hazardex can now be read online. The issue includes features on Offshore Safety, Food & Beverage, Cabling, and Robotics....

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Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence – Technical Innovation Winner 28 February 2020

At the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence on February 26, the award for Technical Innovation (Sponsored by CSA Group) went to… HAWKE INTERNATIONAL for its cable gland conversion kit & tightening guide....

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BP quits three trade associations over climate policy, including main US refining lobby 28 February 2020

On February 26, BP announced that it would be leaving the main US refining lobby and two other trade groups after a review of the alignment of 30 trade associations' climate-related policies and activities with BP's own positions....

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Blaze breaks out at largest refinery on US west coast 27 February 2020

A portion of the Marathon Petroleum Refinery in California, the largest refinery on the US west coast, closed on February 25 following an explosion and fire at the plant in Los Angeles. Local media reported that the blast was heard up to 25 miles away and caused a significant fire at the centre of the refinery....

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Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence **WINNERS ANNOUNCED** 27 February 2020

A total of 25 nominations were shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners were announced at the Hazardex 2020 Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020. Categories were Contribution to Safety, Technical Innovation, PPTex Innovation, Best User Application, Best Customer Service, plus the Delegates' Award which was voted for on the day by event attendees....

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14 dead and hundreds fall ill after gas leak in Pakistan 24 February 2020

A gas leak in the port city of Karachi, on the south coast of Pakistan, has so far killed 14 people and left hundreds of people sick. The origin of the leak, which was first detected on February 16, has yet to be determined with local officials giving conflicting explanations as to what happened....

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Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition has now been staged! 24 February 2020

The Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, took place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, north-eastern England, the elegant North Yorkshire spa town. For information about the 2021 event, please email events@imlgroup.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1732 359990....

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HSE UK offshore safety report for 2018

The Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report for 2018 from the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has shown that most safety trends in offshore oil & gas and wind operations have continued to improve. 2018 was the second consecutive year without a fatality and the longer-term rolling reportable non-fatal injury rate continues to fall on the UK Continental Shelf....

Case Studies

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Utilities company puts handheld gas detection to the test

Launched in 2005, Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has a regulated gas distribution business which includes approximately 35,000 kilometres of gas pipes across Wales and the south west of England. Covering a sixth of the UK, WWU takes care of 2.5 million gas supply points in homes and businesses in a catchment area with a population of 7.5 million people....

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Hazardex March: Editor's comment

Since taking over as Editor of Hazardex, I have made a conscious effort to seek out the latest developments regarding hazardous area-related research being conducted at universities and organisations around the world....

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