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  • Smart maintenance for hazardous area industries

    06 January 2023

    Unplanned downtime is a major challenge for businesses operating in hazardous industries. In fact, 82 per cent of the oil and gas businesses surveyed have identified predictive maintenance as a strategic priority to combat this. However, hazardous industries including oil and gas, chemical production or mining and quarrying are among the slowest industries to adopt digital technologies....

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  • Does LNG still have a long-term role as an energy source?

    06 January 2023

    John Zagame is responsible for the R. STAHL business in Australia – one of the world’s most important LNG export markets. The lessons he has learned could be exceedingly useful for current projects across the globe. Hazardex spoke to John about issues affecting the LNG sector, its importance, and what the future holds for it in an increasingly decarbonised energy industry....

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  • Safety standard updates aim to strengthen overfill prevention

    03 January 2023

    Failure to prevent overfills in tanks containing hazardous materials can have disastrous consequences. In the worst cases, this can include injuries and even fatalities, as well as catastrophic and costly damage to assets and their surrounding environment. One of the key global safety standards that aims to safeguard against disasters by helping to prevent overfills is API 2350 from the American Petroleum Institute....

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  • Five steps to improved life safety

    03 January 2023

    Corporate fire and security, once seen as a cost drain, is now a data driven offering which can add to the overall goals and objectives of your business. Advances in technology have probably been the biggest driver, allowing fire and security specialists, facilities managers and responsible persons to better understand their business premises, which in turn, enables a value-add aspect....

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  • Classification of vapour spaces for storage of flammable substances

    01 December 2022

    Within the vapour space of a chemical tank, there is a possibility of a flammable substance to be present within its explosive limits. This necessitates the consideration of the vapour space within the tank for hazardous area classification. The incorrect classification of a vapour space of a tank can result in explosions that can be fatal....

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The benefits of preventative heat transfer fluid maintenance 01 December 2022

In manufacturing facilities, proactive maintenance is vital to productivity – it can reduce the risk of downtime, reduce waste and improve efficiency. Condition monitoring and preventative maintenance is particularly important when working with thermal fluids as manufacturers must maintain production, protect staff and remain compliant with regulations....

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Designing safer solutions for hazardous areas 01 December 2022

When operating in potentially hazardous areas, the specification of high-performing, specialised ventilation solutions is more important than ever....

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Benefits of gas detection technology 01 December 2022

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are an integral part of modern facilities. However, these systems come with inherent risks, with refrigerant gas leaks posing a threat to people, profits, and the planet. Shaun Evers, Managing Director of Stonegate Instruments, highlights how smart technology can help minimise these risks....

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Why we must ensure fire safety as stockpiling continues 01 December 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, delays and protracted supply shortages still plague the manufacturing industry. This has led to industry-wide behavioural changes and increased stockpiling in many UK factories. Now, more than ever, factories must ensure their fire safety protection is optimised to safeguard ever-increasing stock levels....

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Prioritising safety in the loading bay 01 December 2022

Employee safety is paramount in every industry. For logistics operations juggling unprecedented customer demand with significant numbers of new employees, safety is now a major business issue – especially in high-risk areas such as the loading bay....

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