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  • Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers OPEN

    11 September 2020

    Share your knowledge and expertise with the industry's finest members.  The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers is open and we are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics. Submit an abstract now to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry....

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  • ECOM presents a 10" Android tablet for hazardous areas

    08 September 2020

    The Tab-Ex Pro from the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM expands the Tab-Ex series as the world's first 10-inch Android tablet for Zone 2/22 and Div. 2 hazardous areas. The Tab-Ex Pro’s large display is ideal for demanding applications and for accessing web-based content. In addition, it allows employees to easily transition from working in the field to working at the office....

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  • Road Tanker / Tank Truck Safety from Static Electricity

    08 September 2020

    Carrying out a product transfer with an ungrounded road tanker/tank truck is a static electricity hazard capable of causing extreme damage to plant and personnel. This short article highlights international standards, recommended practices and discusses the practical benefits of a static grounding system for vehicle operations....

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  • Setting the foundations for digital operations in an upper tier COMAH site

    03 September 2020

    Siemens Digital Industries (Siemens DI) has helped Kemira, a global chemical manufacturer, achieve record breaking productivity levels at its Bradford plant. By deploying an integrated solution, Siemens DI enabled Kemira to optimise how it makes its polyacrylamide products, which are used for the cleaning of municipal and industrial wastewater....

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  • Why intrinsically safe devices hold the key to true digital transformation

    06 August 2020

    In this article, Sophie Maxwell, Business Development Manager at Getac UK Ltd, explains how intrinsically safe ATEX certified devices can help businesses achieve digital transformation in facilities where the presence of hazardous explosive atmospheres has previously prevented it....

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A smarter approach to critical alerts and communication 06 August 2020

In an increasingly interconnected world, businesses from all industries must ensure that cross-team communication is flawless. Not only is it important in order for specific job roles to function effectively, but from a safety perspective as well....

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British designer of Storm Trooper headgear develops low-cost PPE helmet 06 August 2020

Alan Meeks, the British inventor who designed the cordless kettle, Star Wars’ Storm Trooper headgear, and Masuri cricket helmets, along with Steve Jordan, an entrepreneur and inventor, have invented a cost-effective lightweight PPE helmet which will remove the need for social distancing....

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Siemens offers real-time locating system 06 August 2020

Siemens has used a combination of hardware and software to develop a new solution for the challenges that companies face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The solution enables companies to quickly and efficiently control how employees interact with one another, with the production line and with the plant setup....

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A new generation of protection in hazardous environments 06 August 2020

UK-based wearable tech specialist Equivital offers a range of wearables for organisations seeking to reduce mortality from avoidable causes, such as heat stress and falls. The network of sensors can be scaled up or down, according to the level of threat to life....

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Connected ear protectors improve productivity and safety 06 August 2020

UK-based Eave has developed ‘hearable’ technology to keep workers safe and connected when they work in hazardous industrial environments. The MKI smart ear protectors gather data about onsite noise levels while protecting the wearer from excessive noise....

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