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  • Heraeus offers first antistatic coating that protects lighting units in electrostatic discharged and explosion-proof areas

    20 March 2019

    Based on the conductive polymer Clevios, Heraeus Epurio and Plast Composite Consulting (PCC) have developed a coating for lighting-unit covers in electrostatic discharge (ESD) and explosion-proof areas. This is the first coating to combine conductivity with transparent surface sealing....

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  • Helping your IT and OT managers work together on Industrial Control System Cyber Security

    20 March 2019

    The effective management of Cyber Security for Industrial Control systems requires cooperation between an organisations IT and OT functions. Method has observed that our clients have benefitted when both disciplines attended our Cyber Security Risk Management course together. The balance of responsibility between the two functions is often unclear and needs to be agreed. Also, the objectives,  priorities and specialist skills within each functio...

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  • IDEAL Networks launches world’s first handheld Industrial Ethernet network and cable tester

    19 March 2019

    IDEAL Networks has launched NaviTEK IE, the first purpose built handheld network tester, designed for commissioning, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of PROFINET Industrial Ethernet networks, plus standard Ethernet IP networks....

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  • Quantifying Methane Leaks & Flares

    19 March 2019

    FLIR Systems GF-Series Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are being used by the oil and gas industry to quantitatively measure methane emissions and create a datum point for future methane reduction calculations. FLIR Systems, in partnership with Providence Photonics, has developed Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) technology, which is designed to work exclusively with FLIR GF-Series OGI cameras. ...

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  • Arnlea grows Business Development team to meet demands in 2019

    14 March 2019

    Arnlea, global leader in industrial mobile software for tracking, inspection and maintenance for the oil & gas industry, has expanded its Business Development team to meet anticipated demand for its Intrinsix products during 2019. ...

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Ethernet Couplers great improvements 13 March 2019

Solexy’s patented (7,057,105) Explosion-proof / intrinsically safe Ethernet Coupler which allows for transmission of Ethernet into hazardous areas with standard cables and connectors, has enhanced its offer for environments with extreme environmental severity, variety of installation options, and extended Hazardous Location approvals. The BAF/BXF series of Ethernet Barrier fittings eliminate the need for costly rigid conduit and seal type mechanical insta...

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Ashtead launches intrinsically safe dust monitor 11 March 2019

Ashtead Technology has added TSI’s latest personal aerosol monitor, the SidePak AM520i to its fleet of instruments available for both rental and sale. Applications for this new intrinsically safe personal dust monitor therefore include a wide variety of workplaces within the oil and gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, processing, aerospace, and bulk material handling sectors, as well as those with confined spaces such as mining and wastewater....

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Fresh breeze for Mexican power plant 08 March 2019

In October 2018, four new industrial fans were installed in a power plant in northeastern Mexico, replacing the existing over 40 years old systems.  In spite of numerous refurbishments, the old fans from Rothemuehle had become inefficient and maintenance-intensive in the course of time. On this account the operator had decided to replace the 1975 installed machines completely....

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Dynamic Duo for Protection in Hazardous Areas: STEGO Heater CREx 020, Compact Thermostat REx 011 07 March 2019

Air as a medium can be deleterious to electrical and electronic appliances. Absorption and release of water in the air within control cabinets creates the potential for the formation of condensate which, in turn, can cause corrosion on sensitive components and can freeze when the thermometer goes below zero. Thermal Management specialist STEGO can offer the right answer for hazardous environments....

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Lighten the Load with Turck Banner Hazardous Area Lighting Products 07 March 2019

In the not too distant past the LED lighting revolution was driven largely by the universal acceptance of the effects of global warming and the need to save energy.  Significant cost savings were realised with LEDs which prompted further adoption. Today, the benefits of LED lighting in standard applications are well known and in the world of hazardous area lighting such benefits are perhaps even more desirable. ...

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