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BSI joins FIA’s Internet of Things Forum to support fire safety 17 November 2021

BSI, the business improvement and standards company, are to take a seat on the Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) Forum to facilitate knowledge sharing and improve fire safety in the UK. The FIA’s Internet of Things (IoT) Forum will facilitate the exchange of industry knowledge and remove barriers to the development and adoption of IoT products and services in the fire safety sector....

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Haiyang becomes China's first city to have "zero-carbon heating" 16 November 2021

On November 13, the Haiyang Government held a press conference to announce the second phase of China State Power Investment Corporation's (SPIC) 'Nuanhe No. 1' nuclear energy heating project. The project involves using nuclear power to heat the entirety of Haiyang City, making it China's first "zero-carbon" heated city....

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University of Sheffield and ITM Power announce green hydrogen Gigafactory 15 November 2021

The University of Sheffield and energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power have launched a collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new Gigafactory. The agreement will see ITM Power acquire a substantial site at the University's Innovation District for the company’s second UK factory in Tinsley, Sheffield....

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Hazardex in the Regions are back for 2022! 12 November 2021

Hazardex is excited to announce the return of our one-day ‘Hazardex - in the Regions’ events for 2022. Our usual two-day Conference & Exhibition will return as Hazardex Live! on 1-2 March 2023 in Harrogate, UK....

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UK government backs new small nuclear technology with £210 million 09 November 2021

The UK government announced £210 million of new funding on November 9 to go towards the next steps in designing Rolls-Royce’s small modular reactors (SMR). The funding has been matched by private sector funding of over £250 million which will take the low-cost nuclear project into phase 2 of the design phase and through the regulatory processes to assess suitability of potential deployment in the UK....

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Sinopec's first PEM Hydrogen production demonstration station begins operations 09 November 2021

On November 8, Sinopec's first PEM hydrogen production demonstration station began operations at the Yanshan Petrochemical plant in Beijing. This is the first demonstration of Sinopec's use of renewables to produce green hydrogen....

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Mine explosion kills six, injures two in Kazakhstan 08 November 2021

An explosion at a coal mine in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region killed six people on November 7. The incident happened at the Abai coal mine, operated by ArcelorMittal Temirtau....

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Oil tanker explosion kills at least 99, injures over 100 08 November 2021

At least 99 people were killed and over 100 others were injured on November 5 after an oil tanker exploded in Sierra Leone, western Africa. The incident occurred after crowds gathered on the outskirt’s of the country’s capital Freetown to collect leaking fuel following a crash involving the tanker and a bus....

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Health & Safety Executive fines UK company after worker suffers serious injuries following an explosion 05 November 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has fined a company £26,000 after an explosion seriously injured a worker in September 2019. Fabric flameproofing company, Fabric Flare Solutions, pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 after an explosion at its premises in Suffolk, east England seriously injured a 51-year-old employee....

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COP26: 23 countries make new commitments to phasing out coal and ending support for new coal plants 05 November 2021

A series of new commitments to phasing out coal were made at COP26 on November 4 as part of the conference’s Energy Day. At least 23 nations made new commitments, including Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, South Korea, Egypt, Spain, Nepal, Singapore, Chile and Ukraine. In a new ‘Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement’, countries also committed to scaling up clean power and ensuring a just transition away from coal....

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Cyber security for senior managers

Cyber security attacks continue to be widely reported in the media. Among the latest high-profile cases is the Colonial Pipeline attack. However, any business, regardless of size, is susceptible to cyber security breaches. It is the responsibility of business leaders to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to reduce the threat....

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Case study: automation and digitalisation at scale

ANYbotics has collaborated with global chemical manufacturer BASF to deploy ANYmal at one of the company’s sites. The autonomous, four-legged robot has helped display the efficiency, quality, and scalability of robotic inspection and data-collection capabilities in complex industrial environments....

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The new safety culture for hydrogen

Every two months, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Arnhold, IECEx Chairman 2014-2019, provides an update on developments within the organisation. This month, Thorsten discusses the latest meetings of IECEx working group 19 and the safety culture required for widespread hydrogen adoption....

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