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  • How to maintain a healthy and efficient workplace in ATEX environments

    31 March 2021

    Intense workloads and pressure to produce high-quality products are creating a demand for cleaner production facilities, but the intensity seems to make this need harder to attain than ever before. Airborne dust and particulate waste from manufacturing processes are increasingly unacceptable in today’s facilities when trying to achieve an efficient working environment....

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  • How to promote safety culture in industrial environment

    24 March 2021

    Ever-increasing market demands have put modern industries under pressure to produce large quantities of high-quality products under tight deadlines with minimal tolerance for errors. But, considering that their employees need to achieve these targets by operating complex and often dangerous machinery, industrial facilities are undoubtedly workspaces with numerous potential hazards....

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  • Functional safety in process applications

    16 March 2021

    In this article, Roger Highton, Product Line Manager at Eaton for MTL Process Connectivity Products, provides some insights into designing for functional safety in hazardous applications....

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  • CCC certification for certain electrical explosion-proof products in China

    09 March 2021

    Since 1 October 2020, certain electrical explosion-proof products have required CCC certification in China. This new certification requirement came into force after the announcement and a transition period of one year, during which affected companies could already apply for certification....

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  • The vital role of translation memory within hazardous industries

    08 March 2021

    Global economic challenges have hit the oil, gas and chemical industries more severely than any previous hurdle before. These sectors might be used to the usual ups and downs of trading cycles, but data shows global oil demand fell by as much as 25 per cent in April 2020, while predictions state that unless the shale market quickly transforms itself to be more eco-conscious, its future will be different to its current, prosperous state....

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Ex Special Interest Group Briefing Note: Ex ‘d’ flanges – installation 05 March 2021

The Institute of Measurement and Control Explosive Atmospheres Special Interest Group (Ex-SIG) aims to promote good practice and support continuing professional development in the Ex discipline through a range of activities and publications. The group produces briefing notes to help inform members on key topics. This article is one such briefing note on the installation of Ex ‘d’ flanges....

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Is ‘COVID-safe’ guidance enough? 17 February 2021

It is clear that the Coronavirus pandemic will continue into 2021, with restrictions and guidelines still in place for Covid-secure work environments. But, in order for employees to resume work back at the physical office without worrying about spreading the virus, companies need to consider introducing additional protocols to ensure that the workplace is, in fact, safe....

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The importance of transportable lighting in hazardous areas 15 February 2021

In this article, Ken Eddleston, Senior Lighting Specialist at Chalmit, discusses why organisations working in harsh and hazardous industries cannot afford to overlook the importance of transportable lighting....

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The most important explosion safety systems at a glance 12 February 2021

Which protective system is the right one for my application? Depending on the results of the hazard and risk analysis, a number of proven precautions need to be taken. They are divided into explosion prevention and explosion protection....

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Which standards and documents does an ATEX professional need in Ireland? 09 February 2021

Any engineer or electrician working on the design or installation of electrical systems needs to be competent. This is especially true when working with potentially explosive atmospheres. For those operating in Ireland, it is expected that such an ATEX professional would maintain, or have access to, a reference library including IEC/NSAI standards....

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