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  • Static ignition dangers of ethanol in distilleries

    11 May 2021

    There are two major hazards in alcohol distilling: fire and explosion. The process of making hard alcohol, such as whiskey and bourbon is fraught with danger, with the potential for fire occurring from the release of flammable compounds such as ethanol (alcohol) and also the presence of an ignition source such as static electricity. Read this Newson Gale article to find out more....

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  • LabTest Certification receives accreditation as a Notified Body (NB) for the EU ATEX Directive

    11 May 2021

    LabTest Certification Inc. has been accredited as a Notified Body for the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, to carry out evaluation of equipment used in Explosive Atmospheres and issue EU Type Examination and Quality Assurance Notification (QAN) Certificates and for the European Union....

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  • ATEX fans? Dispelling some serious market myths

    07 May 2021

    When working in industrial confined spaces the provision of air quality is important to personal health – now locate that confined space into an explosive atmosphere and safe ventilation becomes critical to life....

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  • Tab-Ex® Pro by ECOM – the world’s first 10” Android tablet for hazardous areas

    07 May 2021

    The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments expands its tablet series for Zone 2/22 and Div. 2. Tab-Ex® Pro combines ease of use with a rugged construction. Thanks to its convertibility to a desktop computer via Samsung DeX mode, the Tab-Ex® Pro enables workers to easily transfer from the field into the office....

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  • Changing negative attitudes towards alarms

    05 May 2021

    If the oil light comes on in your car and you ignore it, it isn’t your car’s fault if you have a breakdown. The same principle applies to alarm annunciators. They alert operators to an abnormal condition, but operators must then take action to avoid serious consequences....

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Urban Air Quality – The Role and Importance of Monitoring VOCs 04 May 2021

Urban air pollution is linked with increased levels of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. The world health organisation estimates poor urban air quality accounts for 7 million deaths per year. Currently half of the world’s population live in urban areas and 1.5 million people are added to the global urban population every week. Unless poor air quality can be addressed death rates will continue to rise....

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E2S M series upgraded alarm horn sounders in IP66/67 Type 4/4X/13 enclosures 04 May 2021

E2S Warning Signals has introduced the next generation of its M range industrial alarm horn sounders. The new MA1F and the MA2F employ the enclosure and mounting as previous MA112 and MA121 versions but now feature enhanced electronics containing the latest in D Class amplifier technology, with lower in-rush current, wider voltage range, lower current consumption and improved alarm tone choice and control....

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IEC 61482-2 – Arc Flash protective clothing standards 30 April 2021

ProGARM produces safety garments that protect workers against the Thermals Hazards of an Electric Arc. Each arc flash protective garment is carefully designed by ProGarm to offer the maximum protection to the new arc flash standard IEC 61482 whilst ensuring comfort and outstanding durability....

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Getac’s next-generation K120 fully-rugged tablet combines versatility with superior performance 29 April 2021

Getac has announced the launch of its next-generation K120 fully-rugged tablet, for mobile field professionals working in challenging industries including public safety, manufacturing, utilities, defence, transportation, natural resources, and oil & gas....

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px Group positions for next stage of growth with new investors 29 April 2021

px Group has announced that Aksiom Services Group, a partnership between Ara Partners and the Aksiom Group, and px Group management, have acquired the company, setting the foundations for the company’s ambitious growth strategy through the Energy and Industrial Transition....

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