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  • Protecting people and equipment from explosions

    30 March 2021

    In this interview, the Chair of IEC Technical Committee 31, Martin Thedens, discusses IEC TC 31 and how it continues its busy work despite the difficulties linked to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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  • Side effects of Brexit

    09 March 2021

    Every two months, SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE gives his perspective on the latest developments in the world of standards. This month, Ron discusses the side effects of Brexit that some within the industry may not have previously considered....

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  • Back to work

    01 February 2021

    Every two months, SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE gives his perspective on the latest developments in the world of standards....

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  • Standardisation and Conformity Assessment at IEC

    16 December 2020

    Every two months, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman 2014-2019, provides an update on developments within the organisation....

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  • We beat the pandemic

    17 November 2020

    Every two months, SGS Baseefa Technical Manager Ron Sinclair MBE gives his perspective on the latest developments in the world of standards....

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Hazardex November: Editor's comment 17 November 2020

The United Nations has reiterated the need for an urgent inspection to be conducted of the decaying FSO Safer stranded offshore war-torn Yemen. The floating storage vessel has had no maintenance in five years and there is a significant risk that its cargo of 1.1 million barrels of oil could leak and cause a major humanitarian and environmental catastrophe four times worse than the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska....

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Smart organisations in emergency mode 05 October 2020

Unfortunately, this is the third time I have had to write my column under the context of COVID-19. Worldwide 188 countries have been affected by the pandemic and the impact on mental and physical health has been severe. All 35-member countries of the IECEx Management Committee and organisations, and persons holding IECEx Certification in more than 60 countries continue to struggle with the consequences of the disease....

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The pandemic goes on and on 02 September 2020

When I first wrote about the disruption caused to international standards meetings and IECEx meetings, I thought we would be getting back to normal about now....

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Hazardex September: Editor’s comment 02 September 2020

The devastating explosion on August 4 in Beirut pushed process safety to the forefront of public consciousness as footage and images of the blast were shared across the world....

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IEC offers much more than standards and certificates 06 August 2020

Every two months, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman 2014-2019, provides an update on developments within the organisation....

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