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Mitigating risk by checking breather vent functionality 01 July 2022

A storage tank is a million pound plus asset often storing highly volatile and hazardous chemicals, so why would an operator buy a tank breather vent that hasn’t been tested to the standards?...

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Handle with care: robot-assisted system for safe handling of nuclear waste 01 July 2022

The decommissioning of nuclear facilities poses major challenges for operators. Whether decommissioning or safe containment, the amount of nuclear waste to be disposed of is growing at an overwhelming rate worldwide....

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The four steps to successful anaerobic digestion plant design 01 July 2022

From developing a small-scale on-farm digester to a large biomethane facility, embarking on a new anaerobic digestion (AD) project can be a daunting prospect. A comprehensive design phase to determine the most successful layout for a site can reduce the risk, ensuring your plant remains profitable for years to come. Here are Anaergia’s four design cornerstones to set your AD project on the path to success....

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Don’t compromise on safety, clamp down on static 07 June 2022

It is accepted that each day throughout Europe a static related incident causes a serious fire or explosion, whilst in the UK alone; HSE statistics suggest that some 50 such incidents occur each year....

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R410-A vs. R32 – Differences, phase-out, retrofit 07 June 2022

Explosion hazards are a danger in many industries, for example the oil & gas industry or the petrochemical sector. Minimising the danger is paramount, particularly on a ship at sea, for example, or an offshore oil platform....

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What are Pmax and Kst? A quick guide to dust explosion data 07 June 2022

Combustible dusts have the potential to present serious hazards across many process industries, in the form of flash fires or explosions. Many industries handle combustible dusts as their main product and still more generate combustible dusts as a by-product of a manufacturing process that uses combustible materials. Organisations must be aware of the dangers posed by dust (explosions)....

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The importance of explosion protection across the LNG supply chain 07 June 2022

As part of the energy revolution, liquefied natural gas (LNG), primarily made up of methane and small amounts of other gases such as ethane, propane and nitrogen, is making an important contribution to energy supply security and in meeting emissions targets....

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The optimum installation torque – challenges and opportunities of virtual engineering 07 June 2022

Determining the required installation torque for a tight flange system is a daily challenge for industrial valve manufacturers and plant operators alike. All of the components in the flange system have their own individual installation requirements....

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Considerations for hazardous area classification of modular hydrogen facilities 29 April 2022

Hydrogen production is rising in popularity due to an increasing demand for clean energies and fuel alternatives. Hydrogen electrolysis is one method of hydrogen production that is both energy and space efficient....

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Importance of early Human Factors integration for safe and operable design 29 April 2022

We’ve all experienced bad design, but have we all considered why a design is bad? Typically, the reasons are related to designing the task, equipment and/or system without effective consideration of its users, their capabilities, the context of use, environment and the wider system....

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