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Large volume liquid hydrogen releases: key results and outcome of modelling exercises 04 August 2021

Decarbonising shipping and transportation remains a significant challenge as storing electrical energy from renewables in significant capacity makes it of little use against the requirements of running a ship at sea where space and load requirements inhibit battery options. Liquid hydrogen (LH2), commonly used as fuel in the space industry, forms one potential solution where the required energy density/volume can feasibly be met for ships of all sizes....

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Improving process safety culture – what’s required? 04 August 2021

Much of the emphasis on the subject of ‘process safety culture’ originates from the Buncefield and Texas City incidents that occurred in 2005. Both incidents resulted in significant fires and explosions that had repercussions industry wide. In the decades since those events occurred, there’s been an increased emphasis on the subject of process safety and safety culture....

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How mobile tech is reducing risk in hazardous environments 04 August 2021

Keeping employees healthy and safe is a challenge for many employers – perhaps none more so than those whose staff work in hazardous environments. Fortunately for these organisations – many of which are now responsible for a higher number of lone workers – safety technology is evolving rapidly, with mobile solutions now providing a high level of protection for workers in even the most hazardous of workplaces....

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Augmented Reality drives real change in remote training and safety 04 August 2021

Augmented reality technology is allowing field engineers to connect directly to off-site experts for more efficient maintenance, data collection, training and safety, as Kim Fenrich, global AR/VR and digital services product manager, ABB Process Automation, explains....

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Using assisted reality to maximise safety and worker productivity 04 August 2021

According to the HSE, 142 workers were killed in work accidents in the UK in 2020/2021. Such a sobering statistic is another reminder for organisations across all industries to continue to focus on health and safety measures in the workplace. Increasingly, organisations are looking for ‘fit for purpose’ technology to enhance worker safety and productivity....

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Safeguarding lone workers with technology 04 August 2021

Communication amongst teams is an essential part of conducting an efficient, effective and safe business. But when it comes to selecting a communications device to appropriately safeguard the lone workforce, with a growing number of options, choosing the right solution that addresses the needs of employees and the business as a whole, can be challenging....

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Sub-contracting hazardous area product development 19 July 2021

Clive Stanley, Director of ExDynamics, a UK based technology development and implementation company working in the field of electro-mechanical equipment and devices for use in global Hazardous Area markets, explains how there is an alternative route to product development....

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How can employers minimise the risk of workplace accidents after furlough? 09 July 2021

Bringing workers back from furlough is presenting employers everywhere with unique challenges – and increased risks. Claire Price from QMS International takes a closer look at what can employers do to mitigate these risks and reduce the potential for accidents....

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Are your tank wagons at risk of electrostatics? 01 July 2021

Large amounts of liquids can be transported over long distances in an eco-friendlier way in railway tank wagons compared to road tankers. In the oil and gas industry, this transport mode is typically established between oil ports, refineries, storage depots, distribution depots and industrial consumers with railway siding. Block trains are used to transport very large amounts of liquid while individual tank wagons are used for smaller quantities....

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Improving pipeline safety through continuous monitoring 01 July 2021

Safety is undisputedly a key priority for oil and gas pipeline operators. It goes without saying that an incident on a pipeline network will have devastating consequences, both to human life and to the environment. Effective monitoring is a critical part of pipeline asset management and central to a safety strategy as it is vital for keeping the networks secure from a range of threats....

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