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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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Ensuring your communication system supports your intrinsically safe operations 17 June 2020

When assessing your current communications capabilities, an organisation charged with running critical national infrastructure would need to ask itself a number of key questions....

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Utilities company puts handheld gas detection to the test 29 January 2020

Launched in 2005, Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has a regulated gas distribution business which includes approximately 35,000 kilometres of gas pipes across Wales and the south west of England. Covering a sixth of the UK, WWU takes care of 2.5 million gas supply points in homes and businesses in a catchment area with a population of 7.5 million people....

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Fire protection at a new oil products storage facility in Ghana 17 December 2019

The New Petroleum Products Storage and Distribution Terminal is spread across an area of more than 113,000 square metres in the port city of Tema near Accra in Ghana. Eight buildings on the site required the highest possible standard of fire protection....

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The advantages of quick connectors for multi-channel fibre in explosive atmospheres 16 December 2019

This article by Phillip Hoyle of Optical Cable Corporation highlights one solution for rapid certification of fibre-optic cabling installed in explosive atmospheres....

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Reliable leak detection in industrial gas pressure-relief stations 13 November 2019

Belgian inspection company The Sniffers used the FLIR GF77 uncooled optical gas imaging camera during a leak detection job at one of Belgium’s leading chemical groups. Tessenderlo Kerley International is a chemical group that supplies value-added liquid, soluble, and solid plant nutrition for agriculture applications. ...

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Due diligence against workplace exposure: SOCOTEC UK and Casella 12 November 2019

Exposure monitoring is a way of measuring the extent of hazardous substances during a task to ensure workers avoid exposure that could cause a wide range of health issues. It is important to monitor the level of exposure and ensure appropriate control measures are introduced....

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Next generation Remote IO Systems in hazardous areas 23 October 2019

Many Remote IO Systems are made for non-hazardous areas and only subsequently upgraded for hazardous areas. This means the capabilities of these units are restricted to Ex Zone 2 due to limited explosion protection measures, but the advantage with these devices is that they are mostly technically up-to-date. ...

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Personnel location technology on an offshore super-complex in the Persian Gulf 28 August 2019

The Al Nasr super-complex consists of many platforms, towers and facilities off the United Arab Emirates. In this. In this article, Dr Charlotte Richardson of S3 ID discusses the different radio location technologies used on the project and explores the benefits of each. ...

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SKF dynamic motor monitoring improves equipment reliability for EDF Energy 05 August 2019

EDF Energy is using dynamic motor test equipment from SKF to monitor the condition of key components at Hartlepool nuclear power station....

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