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Industrial and hazardous area LED lighting technology lights the way to safer operations 25 October 2019

Poor lighting is a leading cause of the most common types of industrial workplace accidents, causing millions of injuries and costing billions of pounds each year. And, studies show that improving illumination decreases accident rates by more than 60%....

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IIoT communication and networking in hazardous areas 25 October 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things is becoming a reality. With more and more companies looking to leverage the IIoT to improve safety and productivity, how do we implement such connectivity in our hazardous areas?...

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How do we define good practice for Fire and Gas Detector Mapping? 25 October 2019

Fire and gas detection – as part of a structured process safety management system – plays an important role in the protection of people, the environment, assets and corporate reputation. Detection is dependent on both the hardware’s ability to function on demand and detectors being located in the ‘right’ place....

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CFAC – ComplEx Facility Assessment and Certification 25 October 2019

As the world advances, existing industries (Oil & Gas, Coal, Food, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Wood) and emerging alternatives (Hydrogen, Batteries, Fusion) continue to become more intricate in their ComplExity....

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The importance of cable gland IP ratings 25 October 2019

IP ratings are usually defined during the design stage of an installation but are often not fully understood in detail by specifiers and the resulting installation may not achieve the safety levels required. The IP ratings of cable glands in particular can lead to confusion about the level of protection that will actually be achieved in an installation....

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Confusion over risk criteria 25 October 2019

Risk assessments come in all shapes and sizes. They range from the estimation of risk based on experience; through to semi and full quantification. Once the assessment is complete and there is a robust understanding of the risk it should be decided if the risk is tolerable....

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Managing the challenges facing the hazardous process industries 22 October 2019

This presentation will focus on three key topic areas of central importance to the high hazard industries: Digitalisation and Cyber; Climate Change as a threat to hazardous inventories and processes; and Leadership....

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IECEx: the Global Standard in Ex Certification 17 October 2019

It has been more than 20 years since the first IECEx report or Certificate was issued and since those humble beginnings, IECEx has evolved into the “Global Standard”, accepted by industry and Governments when conducting testing and certification of Ex-related Equipment, Services and Competence in the many industries where flammable and combustible materials are extracted, processed, stored and used....

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HSE update on cybersecurity challenges under COMAH and NIS 17 October 2019

HSE will give an update on the work they have been doing in cyber security, under COMAH and NIS, issues and challenges that they are working on, plans looking ahead and emerging risks to health and safety in applications using AI, telecommunications, and some of the research in areas such as interconnected devices and IoT....

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Further down the rabbit hole – detailed measurement for lead process indicators on barrier failures 15 October 2019

Process safety and plant integrity can be supported by the thorough application for both lagging and leading indicators or metrics. Those figures are as useful as the knowledge of their practical application as well as limitation. Plant managers should have a clear understanding of what they measure and more importantly, why....

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