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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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Minimising machine safety risk 01 July 2021

It is a common assumption in industry that if machinery has the CE marking, no further action on the purchaser’s part is required. However, it is vital that machinery owners understand both their responsibilities and those of their machine’s manufacturer....

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Remote partial proof-testing of overfill prevention systems supports safer operations 16 June 2021

Overfill prevention systems must be periodically proof-tested to confirm their ability to perform correctly when required. AnnCharlott Enberg, Global Functional Safety Manager at Emerson, explains how the digital technology in advanced level measurement devices enables partial proof-testing to be performed remotely rather than on location, and describes the benefits this provides....

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Why thermal mass meters offer the solution for accurate and safe biogas measurement 16 June 2021

After years of heavy reliance on fossil fuels, societal and environmental pressures are leading governments worldwide to look for new ways of meeting their energy demands. One of these alternative fuel sources is biogas, a side product of anaerobic digestion in wastewater treatment processes....

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Remote support for plant maintenance – anytime, anywhere 16 June 2021

Challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic, personnel costs and shortage of specialists are putting companies under an increasing amount of pressure. It is becoming more and more difficult to maintain extensive facilities efficiently and in line with requirements, and to solve problems in a timely manner....

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Displaying important real-time information clearly in hazardous environments 16 June 2021

Being aware of critical process variables is important in most manufacturing environments. In the past, measurements were limited to true physical variables, such as pressure, temperature, weight, and speed....

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Protecting people and equipment from explosions: IEC Technical Committee 31 16 June 2021

Martin Thedens is the Chair of IEC Technical Committee 31: Equipment for explosive atmospheres. The Technical Committee publishes safety standards relating to equipment used in hazardous areas, where flammable liquids, vapours, gases or dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause an explosion....

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