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  • Hazardex Awards 2023 - Voting closing soon!

    23 January 2023

    A total of 20 nominees have been shortlisted across four categories for the Hazardex Awards 2023, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners will be announced during a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live! 2023 on March 1 in Harrogate. Voting closes on February 3, so case your votes now!...

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  • Robots will be the oil and gas industry’s growth engine, new report says

    03 January 2023

    Advances in modular and customizable robots is expected to result in growing deployment of robotics in the oil and gas industry, says data and analytics company GlobalData. Automation enables extensive inspection and maintenance tasks to be conducted while feeding back data to help limit operational costs and improve efficiency which is leading to the volume of robotics use cases in oil & gas growing rapidly....

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  • Stepping up smart safety on the frontlines

    08 November 2022

    Frontline workers make up 80% of the global workforce and are at the heart of many process industries like oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, manufacturing and the food & beverage sector. Despite their numbers, they’ve been historically underserved when it comes to technology and just 1% of venture capital funding is invested in tooling that empowers frontliners to do their best work and stay safe in the hazardous environments they operate in....

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  • The challenge of detecting hydrogen gas

    08 November 2022

    Hydrogen (H2) is set to play a vital role in producing cleaner energy. Specifically, within the UK where the government has set a target to create a thriving hydrogen economy by 2030. Seen as a greener way of living, countries such as Japan, South Korea and China are also on course to make significant progress in H2 development. The European Commission has also presented a hydrogen strategy in which H2 could provide for 24% of the world’s energy by 2050.

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  • The November 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available!

    01 November 2022

    The November 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Downstream, Hazard Assessment, Cybersecurity, as well as PPTEx Supplement #18 with articles on Smart Safety and Hydrogen. Read it now!...

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Protecting worker health and wellbeing on oil and gas pipelines 12 August 2022

Protecting workers is a requirement of any employer or workplace, but when your industry involves hazardous materials, difficult or dangerous working scenarios or risk of exposure to harmful compounds, the stakes are much higher....

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The evolution of gas detection 12 August 2022

You may not always be able to smell it, taste it or discern its presence, but toxic and flammable gases can present significant industrial hazards. New technologies are improving gas-detection capabilities, helping safety managers ensure employee health and well-being....

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Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine 03 August 2022

A highly dextrous, Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine has met its identical superhero twin for the first time. Both known as MASCOT, the identical manipulators are being put through their paces in a series of practice ‘rescue missions’ where each saves its stranded sibling to limit potential disruption to world-leading fusion energy research at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)....

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The August 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available! 01 August 2022

The August 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Offshore Oil & Gas, Motors & Drives, and Chemicals, as well as PPTEx Supplement #17 with articles on Gas Detection and Wearable Sensors. Read it now!...

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A step towards smart oil platforms 18 July 2022

For smart devices, use in the oil industry, for example on an offshore oil platform, represents a real endurance test. The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments subjected the Visor-Ex® 01, the first system consisting of smart glasses and smartphone certified for use in hazardous areas, to this endurance test during its development phase. The practical test reveals great potential for rollout in future applications....

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