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New apps to help with process safety training 11 February 2020

Two new apps could help prepare the next generation of process safety engineers for the field. An app developed by the University of Surrey allows users to control a simulated plant environment while another app, made by the University of California, Riverside, finds the safest way to store and dispose of reactive chemicals....

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Russian pipeline company faces claims of up to $1bn for polluted oil 06 February 2020

Industry sources have told Reuters news agency that the Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft is facing claims of up to $1 billion relating to the contamination of around five million tonnes of oil in April 2019....

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Pipeline corrosion and leak detector inspired by bats 04 February 2020

Engineers have developed a new scanning technique that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines by using a method that mimics bats. Similar to how a bat uses differing wavelengths of ultrasound to detect its surroundings, the new system combines two separate types of radiation, fast neutrons and gamma rays, to detect corrosion....

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German government plans to exit coal industry by 2038 03 February 2020

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on January 29 that the government is backing plans to stop using coal as an energy source by 2038. The move is part of the ruling coalition’s efforts to protect the climate and move towards renewable energy sources....

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At least four dead following oil tanker fire off UAE coast 03 February 2020

A fire on a disused oil tanker on January 29 has killed four people and injured eight others. The fire broke out on the Zoya 1 while it was around 21 miles (34km) off the coast of Sharjah, UAE....

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Texas oil well explosion kills three, injures one 03 February 2020

An explosion at an oil well killed three contractors and inured one person in the US on January 29. One of the workers died at the scene while two others died in hospital in the following days having suffered severe burns....

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Free whitepaper – Simplified universal marshalling: its evolution and benefits 01 February 2020

Download this free whitepaper and find out how Eaton MTL has responded to the complex, time intensive and cost-heavy process of marshalling by developing Smart Universal Marshalling: an approach that delivers significant improvements and makes marshalling systems fit-for-purpose in an increasingly automated world....

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Industrial safety market worth $3bn in 2018, over $5.4bn by 2025 31 January 2020

A new report released by Zion Market Research says the global industrial safety market was worth around $3.04 billion in 2018 and will rise to around $5.41 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% in the period 2019-2025....

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Hazardex Awards 2020 - VOTING CLOSED 30 January 2020

A total of 20 nominations have been shortlisted across five categories for the Hazardex 2020 Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The Winners will be announced at the Hazardex 2020 Conference and Exhibition Gala Awards dinner on February 26, 2020. VOTING DEADLINE: 06/02/20...

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First public database detailing global mine tailings dams launched 30 January 2020

A global database, the first to be made publicly accessible, has been launched which details information about mine tailings storage facilities with the aim of helping to prevent fatal disasters from occurring....

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