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  • Risk-Based DSEAR Assessment of High Flashpoint “Class III” Fuels

    08 November 2019

    Class III fuels are defined as those having a flashpoint 37.8°C (100°F) and 60°C under the CLP Regulations. The upper flashpoint for these materials was previously 55°C under CHIP. The change has resulted in many common fuels such as Diesel and Gas Oil with flashpoints specified as “>56°C” i.e. between 55 and 60°C falling into Class III. The objective of this paper is to clarify the issues which have been raised by the reclassification of Diesel and similar...

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  • The role of digitalisation in improving downstream efficiencies and safety

    04 November 2019

    Stephen Marcos Jones, Director-General of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, will be speaking about the potential role for digital in unlocking efficiencies and improving safety in the downstream oil sector....

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  • Marrying IEC62443 Cybersecurity Levels (SL) with IEC61508 SIL

    01 November 2019

    The standard IEC 62443: Security for industrial automation and control systems (IACS) proposes the assignment of security levels 1-4 to IACS zone provisions....

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  • The importance of layering PPE to protect against Arc Flash

    31 October 2019

    In industries working around high and low voltage electricity, the dangers posed by an Arc Flash must not be underestimated. With temperatures of up to 35,000ºF, an Arc Flash can burn an operative’s skin within fractions of a second, meaning PPE really is the last line of defence for workers. Yet there’s a surprising lack of knowledge when it comes to relevant legislation and appropriate protection....

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  • Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA)

    30 October 2019

    CBA is a not-for-profit business organisation representing the independent chemical supply chain in the UK. Its member companies distribute, pack, and blend over four million tonnes of chemicals each year with a market value of almost three billion euros....

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Markings explained 30 October 2019

Despite their common appearance on almost everything purchased for industrial, commercial or personal use, equipment markings are one of the least understood and most error filled items when going through the compliance and certification process....

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Challenges of air conditioning in hazardous areas 30 October 2019

This paper focuses on the main three challenges of HVAC equipment in hazardous areas. It explains how to technically deal with these issues, eventually reducing total lifetime cost....

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Guidance on Fixed Gas Detection System for use in Safety Instrumented System 30 October 2019

Manufacturers of fixed gas detectors must conform to the protection concepts from the EN/IEC 60079 series of standards to demonstrate full compliance against the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU in order for their products to be suitable for use in hazardous areas....

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Secure remote maintenance in an industrial environment 30 October 2019

On the one hand, the remote maintenance of process plants via public networks in an industrial environment enables considerable cost advantages. On the other hand, significant security risks can be expected by accessing control system networks remotely....

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Safety first: setting the standards for the distribution of chemicals 29 October 2019

Drawing on Brenntag‘s experience as the largest global distributor of chemicals and ingredients, Alistair Hunter provides perspectives on safety in the chemical distribution including sustainability, regulatory compliance, risk management and various safety optimisation techniques....

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