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  • Hazardex Live 2025 -- Call for Speakers now OPEN!

    17 May 2024

    We are now accepting abstract submissions from non-commercial speakers with experience and knowledge of process safety in high hazard industries to be considered for inclusion in the Hazardex Live 2025 Conference on 26 & 27 February 2025. If you are interested in sharing your expertise & insights with the wider hazardous area community, then submit an abstract for consideration NOW!...

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  • Waste management company fined after worker suffers burns to body and face

    14 May 2024

    The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a waste management company following an incident on 14 July 2021 in which a worker suffered burns to his face and body after the crowbar he was using came into contact with a live electrical conductor....

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  • US Chemical Safety Board applauds new guidance to prevent hazardous materials fires and explosions

    14 May 2024

    The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has applauded the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for taking new actions to prevent fires and explosions associated with hazardous materials....

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  • Pipeline of UK battery projects increases by two-thirds in last 12 months

    13 May 2024

    A new report published by RenewableUK shows that the pipeline of battery projects has grown by two-thirds in capacity over the last year nationwide. RenewableUK’s latest EnergyPulse Energy Storage report shows that the total pipeline of battery projects (operational, under construction, consented or being planned) has increased from 57.1 gigawatts (GW) a year ago to 95.6GW and an increase of 67.4% (38.5GW)....

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  • Chemical tank blaze kills one, injures five

    13 May 2024

    A chemical storage tank fire killed one person and injured five others in Thailand’s eastern Rayong province on 9 May. The Siam Cement Group facility and surrounding area were evacuated as firefighters rushed to contain the blaze from spreading....

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FREE-to-attend Hazardex in the Regions: Dundee is taking place on 19 June - register NOW! 07 May 2024

The FREE-to-attend event includes a conference programme consisting of hazardous area engineering experts sharing vital insights & knowledge of both local & national importance. The must-attend event is also a one-stop-shop for high hazard industry products & services with key vendors showcased in a table top exhibition. All in one-place on one-day with a free lunch included - register for your free places now!...

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Five people dead in sewage treatment plant accident 07 May 2024

Five workers died following an accident at a sewage treatment plant in Sicily, Italy on 6 May. All five people are reported to have died from toxic gas poisoning at the sewage facility near Palermo. A sixth worker was found unconscious at the site and was rushed to hospital where they remain in a serious condition....

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US mine regulator announces March 2024 impact inspection results 07 May 2024

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 14 mines in 11 states in March 2024, issuing 199 violations and one safeguard.­­ The agency began conducting impact inspections after a 2010 explosion killed 29 miners in West Virginia. The latest round of inspections identified 74 significant & substantial failures and four unwarrantable failure findings....

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Perenco fined record £225,000 for exceeding vent consent 07 May 2024

Perenco UK has been fined £225,000, the highest ever financial penalty handed out by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), for venting 59 tonnes of gas for over a month from its Dimlington onshore gas processing plant without consent....

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Sizewell C granted nuclear site licence 07 May 2024

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has announced that a nuclear site licence has been granted to Sizewell C Ltd to install and operate a nuclear power station at Sizewell C in Suffolk. The decision was made following an assessment of the nuclear site licence application made by Sizewell C Ltd, with ONR’s review concluding that the application has met the requirements set out in regulatory guidance....

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Hazardex Live 2024 Review

The leading process safety and high hazard industry event, Hazardex Live, returned to the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate on 28-29 February 2024 for what was one our most successful events to date. The renowned event comprised two days of topical discussions & learning in the Conference, the industry's latest products & services on display in the Exhibition, and the Hazardex Awards 2024 ceremony which took place during a well-attended Gala Dinner....

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IoT plus satellite delivers ubiquitous safety for hazardous gases in transit

It's clear that when petrochemical companies ship explosive products in rail tank cars and tank containers, it's essential that they always know the location of these assets, especially so if they travel long distances on their way to distribution partners and customers....

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60079-14 update for Ex Professionals

In this article, CompEx Certifications Technical Development Manager Alan Montgomery shares his thoughts on the recent updates to the publication dates for IEC 60079-14 and BS EN 60079-14 standards....

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