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  • How to solve the problem of refinery lighting

    13 September 2022

    Refineries require a very well lit space and as hazardous areas, corners cannot be cut in the lighting process. The harsh environment necessitates high quality lighting to ensure safe operation, but as they are a centre of flammable substances, any installation has to meet stringent requirements. With so many options on offer for operators, and so many factors to consider, choosing the correct luminaire can be a challenge....

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  • Key lessons from incidents related to intermediate bulk containers

    13 September 2022

    The use of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) is widespread; such as supply of raw materials including chemicals, foodstuffs, etc. and storage of finished or intermediate products or even waste. IBCs can be moved quickly and easily with just a pallet truck or a forklift....

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  • Safe nuclear power in the energy mix?

    13 September 2022

    In addition to the numerous challenges it poses to countries all over the world, the current energy crisis has triggered a serious debate on nuclear energy, especially in Europe....

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  • ATEX fans in wind to hydrogen renewable energy generation

    13 September 2022

    Due to the impact of carbon emissions on global climate change it is imperative that we think about a carbon limited future, one where alternative energy sources will be required to supplement the carbon-intensive sources that currently power our daily lives....

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  • Growth of fibre optic sensing for sensitive pipeline, concrete, and subsea cable applications

    13 September 2022

    The use of distributed sensing (DS) is on the rise, especially for sensitive oil and gas and pipeline applications, structural health monitoring in concrete structures, and subsea cable infrastructure monitoring for offshore wind energy power sources....

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In an emergency, communication and a good process is key to protecting lone workers 13 September 2022

Maintaining the UK’s energy infrastructure and water supply network often depends on using teams of service engineers to carry out maintenance tasks. For instance, maintenance engineers might have to perform service tasks on top of wind turbines in very remote areas – or, in the case of some water treatment facilities, navigate numerous underground tunnels and steep staircases as they do their work....

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The impact of losing an ageing workforce 13 September 2022

Fraser Heggie, Chief Technical Officer at Eutex, has been based in Singapore for 10 years. In this article, he discusses the impact the loss of an ageing workforce has on the global skills bank and how it is accelerating in-country training across MENA and Asia....

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Designing the future: the benefits of additive manufacturing to oil and gas 12 August 2022

It is no exaggeration to state the market growth potential for 3D printing in the oil and gas industry is significant and growing. To quantify this statement, a 2019 report predicted growth of the 3D printing market in the oil and gas industry would represent a $2 billion opportunity by 2029.1...

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Preventing chemical deliveries to the wrong tank 12 August 2022

Offloading the wrong chemical into the wrong tank can be disastrous, costly, and potentially fatal. Douglas Leech, Technical Director of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), highlights how industry collaborated to mitigate the risk of chemical crossover during tanker discharge....

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Managing obsolescence for mission-critical applications 12 August 2022

Guaranteeing the uptime of business-critical equipment, such as motors and drives for hazardous applications, is an ongoing challenge for plant managers, especially if spare parts become obsolete....

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