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  • The December 2023 issue of Hazardex is now available!

    01 December 2023

    The December 2023 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes a case study on a Carbon Capture pilot plant in the heart of London, as well as features on Fire Safety, Regulations, and Functional Safety. It also has all the latest industry news and developments. Read it now!...

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  • First speakers at Hazardex Live 2024 confirmed, Delegate & Visitor options now available!

    30 November 2023

    The first speakers taking part in the Hazardex Live 2024 conference have been confirmed! More speakers will be announced in due course for the must-attend event taking place at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate on 28-29 February 2024. Delegate & Visitor options are available, so register NOW to join us for two days of topical discussions & learning, as well as access to the industry's latest products & services on display in the exhibition. Secure your place now!...

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  • Hazardex Awards 2024 -- Call for Nominations remains OPEN!

    29 November 2023

    The nomination period for the industry's most prestigious accolades is still OPEN! Get your nominations in before 15 December to reward those that you think are most deserving of recognition - remember, nominating a company is completely FREE! There are five categories to nominate for with winners announced following a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live 2024 on 28 February. Nominate now!...

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  • Chemical manufacturer fined $300,000 for combustible dust, chemical process violations after fatal explosion

    28 November 2023

    A pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer in Massachusetts, US and its parent company could have prevented an employee's fatal injuries from an explosion on 4 May 2023 but lacked the required safeguards in a chemical manufacturing process, a US Department of Labor investigation found....

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  • US Department of Labor announces findings of latest mine impact inspections across 10 states

    28 November 2023

    The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 13 mines in 10 states in October 2023, issuing 215 violations. MSHA began impact inspections after an April 2010 explosion in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine killed 29 miners....

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Industrial gas manufacturer fined over $200,000 after worker suffers life-altering injuries in explosion 28 November 2023

Global manufacturer of industrial gas Air Liquide Advanced Materials Inc. could have prevented a May 2023 explosion in the US that severely injured several employees by following required operating procedures in the manufacturing process, a Department of Labor investigation has found....

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Scotland’s only oil refinery could close by 2025 27 November 2023

Petroineos has announced that it is starting plans to convert Scotland’s sole oil refinery, which the company operates in Grangemouth, into a fuels import terminal. The energy company pointed to growing global competition and market pressures for the decision which could see operations cease by 2025....

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Regulators publish joint geological disposal facility scrutiny and engagement report 24 November 2023

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has published a joint report with the Environment Agency outlining regulatory activities during the last year to oversee work to develop a geological disposal facility (GDF) for higher activity radioactive waste....

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New report finds 100 North Sea storage sites needed to meet 2050 CCUS demand 23 November 2023

The volume of CO2 being injected into the North Sea by 2050 will be equivalent to the natural gas currently being extracted from the basin, according to a new report from global energy consultancy Xodus. That scale of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) will require some 100 reservoirs, more than 7,500 kilometres of new pipelines and dozens of onshore emissions capturing and gathering sites....

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Dutch energy company plans new hydrogen plant in port of Rotterdam 20 November 2023

Dutch energy company Eneco has submitted planning application for the construction of the ‘Eneco Electrolyzer’, a green hydrogen production plant in Rotterdam’s Europoort industrial area. Eneco is working with Mitsubishi on the project which is aiming to help industrial customers make their processes and products more sustainable....


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Protecting energy storage from fire risk

As the world races to meet ambitious sustainability targets, the global energy storage market continues to grow rapidly. It’s estimated that 387GW / 1,143GWh of energy storage capacity will be added globally from 2022 to 2030 – that’s more than Japan’s entire 2020 power generation capacity. The US and China are still leading the way, with Europe set for a significant ramp-up in capacity as a result of the recent energy crisis....

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Carbon capture plant in the heart of London helps teach the fundamentals of a greener industrial future

For more than a decade, a one of its kind carbon capture pilot plant has been operating in the heart of central London. The unique plant, a partnership between Imperial College London and ABB, has seen more than 4,500 students gain hands-on experience and training on the latest real-life technologies and solutions since it opened in 2012....


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Vienna is calling

Every two months, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman 2014-2019, provides an update on developments within the organisation. This month he discusses hydrogen and the discussions that were had at a recent hydrogen conference in Germany....

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