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  • How advanced radar technology increases safety at LNG terminals

    23 February 2024

    Johan Sandberg from Emerson explains what makes radar gauges the best option for providing accurate and reliable level measurements in tanks storing liquefied gases, thereby supporting improved overfill prevention....

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  • Hydrogen safety in oil refineries and beyond

    23 February 2024

    The adoption of hydrogen (H2) as a zero-carbon renewable energy source promises a global revolution. The safety of H2 gas, due to its highly combustible, flammable and asphyxiate nature, however, poses a safety challenge in terms of production and distribution....

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  • Understanding the impact of changes in Intrinsic Safety standards

    13 February 2024

    Published in January 2023, Edition 7 of the IEC 60079-11 standard serves as a crucial guide for electrical equipment designed for use in explosive atmospheres, employing the intrinsic safety method of protection....

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  • A digital future for the LNG value creation chain

    22 January 2024

    Remote I/O systems offer many benefits when it comes to automating LNG plants, LNG carriers and LNG-powered ships. They save space and weight, and open up greater operating possibilities. State-of the-art developments such as Ethernet-APL are paving the way to the digital age....

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  • To blanket or not to blanket, as an area classification approach

    22 January 2024

    Area classification is focused on the technical aspects around explosion risk. This science is watered down by mediocre approaches and then over classified to mitigate the uncertainty, as there is an assumption that more is safer. But is it really? This article will discuss high level human behaviour with regards to implementation of area classification and mitigation approaches....

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The Hartmann Tube: How explosible is your dust? 22 January 2024

People are generally aware when they are using conventional fuels that they possess inherent dangers and take more care. This article is more focused on the less intuitive problems, so we’re going to focus on the not-so-obvious one from this group: combustible dust. This is important because the presence of combustible dust can form a dust explosion hazard....

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Why every organisation should care about hazardous area training 16 January 2024

In this article, Matt Taylor, Training Manager for Alderley, discusses hazardous area training and offers several examples to show why it is so important and why it matters to every organisation, regardless of size....

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Protecting energy storage from fire risk 02 December 2023

As the world races to meet ambitious sustainability targets, the global energy storage market continues to grow rapidly. It’s estimated that 387GW / 1,143GWh of energy storage capacity will be added globally from 2022 to 2030 – that’s more than Japan’s entire 2020 power generation capacity. The US and China are still leading the way, with Europe set for a significant ramp-up in capacity as a result of the recent energy crisis....

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Carbon capture plant in the heart of London helps teach the fundamentals of a greener industrial future 01 December 2023

For more than a decade, a one of its kind carbon capture pilot plant has been operating in the heart of central London. The unique plant, a partnership between Imperial College London and ABB, has seen more than 4,500 students gain hands-on experience and training on the latest real-life technologies and solutions since it opened in 2012....

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Machinery fire prevention and protection 01 December 2023

The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 contain detailed requirements for the design, manufacture and supply of safe new machinery to the UK market or putting into use for the first time within the UK....

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