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  • Hazardex 2021 Awards for Excellence – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    03 December 2020

    The 2021 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition is taking place on 16 & 17 June 2021 at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK and will once again feature the industry’s most prestigious awards evening. The 2021 Hazardex Awards for Excellence will include six categories for which nominations are now open!...

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  • Learning Matched to Industry Competency Requirements

    01 December 2020

    Industry has tough requirements for engineers at all stages of their careers. Bound by competency levels recognised across industry, these requirements entail Continuing Professional Development to serve immediate practical needs and prepare for ongoing career roles. EEMUA’s MIPC® Training focuses on practitioner competency for mechanical integrity. In-depth interactive learning in bite-size chunks over 27 weeks means busy engineers need not leave sites.

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  • UK HSE and Lloyd’s Register apply machine learning to mine insight from decades of safety data

    01 December 2020

    Lloyd’s Register is working with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to bring together and analyse safety data on an unprecedented scale, powered by its latest digital innovation - Severity Scanner. The tool has been enabled by Discovering Safety which has allowed unprecedented access to lessons learnt from past incidents in order to make the working world safer and prevent death and serious injury....

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  • Exploring the hazardous areas of petrol filling stations

    01 December 2020

    With nearly 40 years working in the hazardous areas of petrol filling stations, and 20 years involvement with CompEx, Gareth Bourhill as part of his consultancy services is a registered CompEx trainer and assessor, as well as in a voluntary role as an APEA director. Certification body, CompEx, spoke to Gareth to understand his experiences and thoughts on the key issues that impact safety on petrol filling stations....

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  • Controlling dust explosions caused by a static ignition

    01 December 2020

    Dust is a hazardous by-product in many industries, from those handling powders to companies engaged in more sophisticated manufacturing processes. This article discusses the risks of combustible dust, dangers of primary and secondary explosions, including the cause and aftermath of the Imperial Sugar incident in 2008, as well as challenges and measures of control that a static grounding system provides....

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Hazardous area approvals for low cost compact radar level sensor 30 November 2020

Introducing a new format Zone 1/20 certification for a new range of compact level radars to connect to any standard/safe area signal processor or telemetry system....

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Understanding the use of the UKCA Mark for UK markets 30 November 2020

Starting 1 January 2021, the UKCA mark will be the conformity assessment marking for goods entering the UK market that are currently subject to CE marking. Learn more about the new requirements and how CSA Group can help you as a UK approved body. Click here to learn more....

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NET HEADS – Gas sensor housing and gas detector head 30 November 2020

A full range of ready–to–use detector heads or gas sensor housings, already certified as a component or a complete device to be mounted on a gas detector in any environment. The N.E.T. detector head is the ideal solution for gas detection system manufacturers who prefer not to invest in designing their own detection head and/or obtaining ATEX/IECEx certification for it....

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Ex-proof LED lighting technology from Kermann Ex 25 November 2020

In this latest Hazardex video interview, we speak to Kermann Ex, a manufacturer of Ex-proof LED lighting technology from Hungary, to find out more about the company, it's products, and its ongoing search for international distributors. Get in touch now via www.kermann-ex.com for more information about becoming a distributor for Kermann Ex's high quality, Ex-proof luminaires....

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Road tanker / tank truck safety from static electricity 23 November 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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