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hes jan 19 16Support for Maintenance Processes Using RFID

Safety is of utmost importance during the transport of potentially dangerous process media in chemical processing plants. To ensure safety at all times, regular inspection and maintenance of hoses is required by law.RFID handhelds enable maintenance processes to be performed and documented efficiently (Read More)

hes jan 19 15Earthing Clamps and Cables – the fundamentals to getting it right

Earthing clamps connected via cables to identified earthing points are the established and proven method of preventing electrostatic discharges from movable or fixed items of plant in flammable atmospheres.

With some operations requiring hundreds of connections to be made and broken every day it is essential that a good electrical connection is made each and every time. The effectiveness, reliability and durability of any static grounding clamp (Read More) 

A look forward to the Hazardex 2019 Conference Exhibition & Awards ceremony

The 2019 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. Exhibition stands and packages are still available for next year’s event.

The 2019 event will continue the successful model and include workshops, free seminar content, a networking dinner and awards ceremony. All aiming to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information.

The main focus of the two day event is the conference, with 2019 hosting a Personal Protection Technology stream alongside the main Hazardous Area Operations and Process Safety conference. (Read More)

Discover the Future of Safety at DEKRA’s 2019 Safety in Action™ Conference in Nashville, TN

The can’t miss safety conference for employees and their leaders will be held in Nashville, TN on April 3-5, 2019. DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, a global leader in safety at work, will host the 32nd annual 2019 Safety in Action™ Conference at the Opryland Resort and Conference Center.

Geared toward occupational safety and health professionals who face increasing demands from their companies to know about best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations, learnings and networking opportunities at the Safety in Action Conference are limitless. With over 2,000 executives, safety professionals, facilitators, team members, and union leaders from across industries and continents, it is the largest frontline employee safety conference in the world (Read More)

The only summit in India on Tank Storage Sector

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India is all set to host the 5th edition of its annual event, Indian Bulk Liquid Storage Summit, on 1st of March 2019 in Mumbai, India. The event is the only one in the country that caters to this sector particularly and addresses the issues of the stakeholders of bulk liquid storage industry in India and put forth to the policy-makers.

With the quinary edition of the platform, the organisers desire to bring forward all the latest market updates, address the current key challenges, discuss and analyze today’s Indian and global policies and regulations, highlight the recent changes in market dynamics impacting on supply and demand trends, provide a strategic & logistic overview of infrastructures, evaluate the safety measures and much more with participation from all the stakeholders. (Read More)

Top quality fall protection training delivers wellbeing and business benefits

Companies that overlook top quality fall protection training do so at their peril, according to Phil Rashbrook, European Training Manager for Fall Protection at MSA Safety. MSA Safety is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of industry-leading safety products. Here, Phil explains why investing in fall protection training is a must for safety conscious employers responsible for the safety of those working at height.

What does top quality training look like?

Teaching people comprehensively how to work safely at height includes so much more than simply showing them how to put on a harness. Quality training should implement a holistic approach, with a focus on both theoretical and practical training. (Read More)

hes jan 19 14JSP Ltd hold educational seminars at their Manufacturing Headquarters in Oxfordshire

The Seminars are dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of Personal Protective Equipment. These events are aimed to educate and support professionals within the Health and Safety Sector across all industrial sectors.

To book onto one of these popular free of charge events simply sign up on bit.ly/JSPSafetyEvents (Read More)

hes jan 19 13First Mats prevent water and dirt causing slip hazards in factories and warehouses

If you have ever worked in a factory or warehouse, you may be familiar with the trails of water and dirt around the entrances that have been bought in by forklift trucks.

Not only can this make the floors unclean; but wet floors also increase the risk of slip accidents, one of the main causes of injuries in the workplace. Fortunately, there is now a solution to this problem. (Read More)

hes jan 19 12Don’t get burned by buying the wrong PPE - Comments by Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, a specialist in Arc Flash protection.

While many could be forgiven for thinking that flame retardant PPE can also help to protect against burns in an Arc Flash incident, what many don’t realise is that these burns aren’t caused by fire, but by thermal energy, and protecting yourself and your team against an arc flash incident requires more specialist garments. (Read More)

Medical PPE Failings Reflect The Need For Vigilance

If PPE would be deployed effectively anywhere, you’d think it would be the medical sector. The need to shield medical personnel from contagions arguably outweighs the risks of particulates and contaminants that we face everyday. Yet two recent studies point to a shocking lack of expertise in how to use protective equipment.

In one study from last year, almost 80% of participants contaminated themselves while removing their PPE. In a smaller follow-up test, where participants were advised on the correct process, the percentage who contaminated themselves actually increased, although the contamination level was reduced. Another test reported on last month identified 103 separate common failings in the way PPE was removed, which may have contributed to the deaths of 600 healthcare workers during the Ebola epidemic. (Read More)

hes jan 19 11Three developments in industrial safety - How Industry 4.0 technology can be used to improve staff safety

Increased productivity is not the only benefit of Industry 4.0. The focus on real-time monitoring and connected technology has allowed plant managers to place greater emphasis on the health and safety of their staff. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director of obsolete parts supplier EU Automation, explains three ways that technology can improve industrial safety.  (Read More)

hes jan 19 10Safe & Efficient Drum Handling In Hazardous Areas

Do you have a need to lift or move drums, de-palletise or just generally move drums around a workshop or factory site in Hazardous Areas.

The St Clare Engineering range of Grab-O-Matic ATEX fork attachment and pedestrian drum handlers will provide a safe and efficient solution for you.

The Grab-O-Matic DLR range of rim grip fork attachment drum handlers are suitable for all types of steel drums, plastic ‘L’ (Read More)

hes jan 19 9Actuated Solutions Making Waves in Oil and Gas Market

Actuated Solution Ltd (ASL), one of the UK’s leading valve automation providers, is reporting significant growth in their oil and gas division, with an increase of 15% sales in the last 12 months.

ASL has been supplying specialist heavy-duty actuators and control solutions into the oil and gas sector for over 15 years. Their range includes a growing choice of products such as the Quifer KSY Series, designed to actuate larger valves, operating in harsh environments. (Read More)

Beamex MC6-Ex - Intrinsically safe advanced field calibrator and communicator

No other Ex-calibrator can outperform the MC6-Ex in terms of functionality and accuracy. The ATEX- and IECEx- certified MC6-Ex is designed for use in potentially explosive environments, such as offshore and on-shore oil and gas platforms, oil refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants where inflammable gases may be present.
It can also be used in the pharmaceutical industry, within energy production and gas processing industry.

With MC6-Ex no hot-work permits are needed nor additional safety equipment, such as gas detectors. The risk of harming other Ex equipment or damaging their safety protection circuits are limited. MC6-Ex is a very safe and easy choice when entering any hazardous zone, as it is approved for the tightest zone, Zone 0.

The MC6-Ex is an advanced, high-accuracy calibrator (Read More)

Emerson Enables Digital Capture of Plant Conditions to Drive Faster Operations and Maintenance Response

AMS Inspection Rounds automates workflow for reporting plant safety and performance issues.

Emerson today released AMS Inspection Rounds, a new application for the AMS Trex Device Communicator that will make it easier for operations teams to capture, report, and respond to abnormal plant conditions that pose risks to reliability, safety, and performance. The new application allows personnel to accurately record field condition data and automatically deliver that data to other plant systems where decision makers can drive effective action.

Most plants rely on manual inspection rounds to detect abnormal plant conditions not identified by sensors. (Read More)

Allweiler Announces IN-1000 Pump Condition Monitoring Device

Ideal for use in operationally critical and environmentally sensitive applications

Radolfzell, Germany – Allweiler, a CIRCOR International brand, and a worldwide supplier of pumping solutions for chemical engineering applications, announces the IN-1000 condition monitoring device, ideal for pumps in operationally critical and environmentally sensitive chemical engineering applications.

 With one master and up to 10 satellite modules per network, the IN-1000 lets operators monitor as many as 11 pumps at once. Built-in features include a two-level warning and alarm system, logging of sensor data, and remote monitoring with a smartphone app. The IN-1000 is available with ATEX certification for use in EX zones.

With the IN-1000, operators can assess expected versus actual performance on such key (Read More)

Mark Clegg, SIRM - Director of Safety, Risk & Resilience, NG Bailey

How did you get your job?

I was fortunate to join NG Bailey following a career which started with almost 23 years in the British military.  That most enjoyable period involved me being engaged in risk management at varying levels and in some fascinating environments.  Following my military career, I worked as a consultant for the EPC, delivering risk and resilience services to a range of public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas.  Over the years, I have completed a number of professional courses in risk management, cyber security, business continuity and crisis management.  

In my other guise, I’m also a non-executive director on the IRM Board.  Having benefited from being a member for some time, I was keen to ‘give something back’ and increase my involvement with the IRM.  I joined its Education Committee a few years ago, (Read More)

hes jan 19 8Gas Detection in the Workplace

Many places of work in the manufacturing and engineering sector have a need to detect and monitor gas levels in the air. Gases can present a danger due to flammability, toxicity or asphyxiation. If you’re not sure if you should be doing more to monitor your workplace, below is a useful overview of the latest methods used for a variety of applications. ATEX models are available for every application if required.

For expert advice, consult an occupational hygienist (Read More)

hes jan 19 7OPTICAL GAS IMAGING FOR THE FAST DETECTION OF GAS LEAKS

It’s a fact of life that corrosion and exposure to the elements considerably increase the likelihood of gas leaks in chemical liquid tanks and their associated pipework and plant.  This presents a big problem as non-compliance with increasingly strict safety and environmental regulations can lead to huge fines and loss of production. (Read More)

hes jan 19 6Hazardous Gas – A Focus on Refrigeration

In the past 5 years of the currently available HSE statistics 27 people have died in the UK from asphyxiation or drowning at work.  However, in just the last few months there have been 2 incidents of asphyxiation deaths due to refrigeration leaks.  The first in August 2018 killing a trawlerman and hospitalising 3 more and the second in October 2018 suspected of killing two contractors at a poultry factory. (Read More)

hes jan 19 5“Ex tb” control panels suitable for ambient with explosive or flammable dusts

The awareness of the new prevention needs and the constant and continuous technical evolution has led the standardiser to analyze more in-depth the problems related to the use of electrical and electronic equipment in environments with the presence of dusts during handling and storage.

In fact, the problem of explosions generated by powders was not much considered in previous years. (Read More) 

hes jan 19 4Construction partnership for door specialist

High performance industrial door specialist Hart Door Systems has teamed up with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver a range of doors as part of a £4 million new build warehouse and distribution centre. The new facility is for a Yorkshire-based independent tea and coffee company.

The range of doors being manufactured include nine fire resistant roller shutters, five Speedor Supers and two roller shutters. (Read More)

hes jan 19 3Air Hoists Make For Safe And Reliable Lifting In Tough Operating Environments

Wherever tough or hazardous operating conditions place excessive demands on lifting operations, Profi series air hoists from J D Neuhaus (JDN) rise to the challenge. The JDN Profi range is now deployed in applications that range from chemical (including pharmaceutical, paints and varnish), foundries, and food and beverage, to list but a few. In such industries, the inherent design attributes of Profi hoists are proven that they can perform safe, high-performance and cost-effective lifting (Read More) 

hes jan 19 2New product highlights for the bulk solids industry

A new non-return valve and the Q-Ball E - THE flameless venting device for elevators. These are the new products which, in addition to the already established services, will supplement the “all-round carefree” package for REMBE customers.

REMBE is already known throughout the bulk solids industry as a provider of Safety Scans (plant inspections including risk assessments), Explosion Safety equipment, as well as installation and maintenance services. (Read More)

hes jan 19 1SICK Makes Safe Robotics More Productive

The ability for robots and people to work in closer proximity holds the promise of ever-more flexible production in automated manufacture.  But, while identifying more cooperative human robot applications may be easy, integrating equally-simple safety solutions that protect workers without losing productivity has proved more challenging.

As a technology leader in machinery safety for more than 60 years, SICK has responded with a simple to implement (Read More)

5 considerations for storing and maintaining your ppe5 considerations for storing and maintaining your PPE

Nearly every workplace holds potential hazards for employees. And, when you're working in an environment or job role that involves a heightened level of danger, such as working at height or with chemicals, personal protective equipment (PPE) can be the last line of defence should your primary risk management measures fail.

However, your responsibilities as an employer don't end after you've identified, sourced, and introduced suitable PPE to your workforce. (Read More) 

hes dec 18 29Hoist Trolleys Provide Safe Load Movement

When specifying a hoist for use in industrial applications that demand beam-traversing motion, attention should also be paid to the trolley on to which the hoist hooks.

According to JD Neuhaus (JDN), the world’s leading manufacturer of hoist solutions, trolley factors such as carrying capacity, ease of installation, explosion protection and ability to negotiate curves, must all be considered if the application is to be optimised. (Read More)

hes dec 18 28Zonegreen Assures Worker Safety At Willesden Depot

Rail depot safety specialist, Zonegreen, is using its flagship technology to help staff maintaining London’s overground fleet avoid accidents when working at height.
The Sheffield-based engineers have installed an interlocking system that prevents personnel and equipment entering dangerous areas and coming into contact with overhead lines at Bombardier’s Willesden depot in Harlesden. (Read More)

hes dec 18 27Multipoint Flow Meters Support Continuous Air FlowHVAC Systems for Hazardous Area Safety

Ideal for Oil/Gas Refineries, Chemical Plants, Offshore Rigs, Vessels and Laboratories

Wherever toxic and combustible gases are a potential hazardous threat to employees and facilities, those responsible for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will find the MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) (Read More)

Training Specialist DTL Braced For ‘Black Friday’ Rush As Smets2 Deadline Looms

Industry leading training provider Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is bracing itself for a Black Friday-style stampede ahead of the looming deadline for smart meters.
Some smaller firms are already installing the new SMETS2 devices, and on December 6, the big providers will be required to follow suit as they will no longer be allowed to fit SMETS1 technology.

The technology is due to be rolled out to all households nationwide in the next two years, and training for installation engineers will be a legal requirement. In anticipation of the likely demand, DTL has developed a one-day course that is available at its seven training centres nationwide.

Lee Morgan, a senior energy lecturer at DTL, said: (Read More) 

hes dec 18 26ExVeritas launch new ‘Ex’ Training centre

ExVeritas has launched a new centre to develop its explosion safety training, which is run by more experienced and certified instructors than any other ‘Ex’ training centre in the world.

The milestone also sees ExVeritas, which is also an ATEX Notified Body and IECEx Certification Body, expand their CompEx and specialist training to become one of the most world’s most advanced training providers in this field. (Read More)

hes dec 18 25Building your safety strategy

According to research by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), manufacturing is statistically one of the highest risk industrial sectors to work in. With more than 3,000 major injuries and nine fatalities occurring every year in the UK, can more be done to protect the health and safety of those working in industrial environments? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of industrial obsolete parts supplier, EU Automation, explains what goes into making a workplace safety strategy. (Read More)

hes dec 18 24CSA Group UK’s 2018/19 training programme is available to book! See our latest training offers below

Our courses cover the latest legislative requirements for the Ex market - 95% of attendees have said they would recommend a CSA Group training course to their colleagues. Hazardous Engineering Solution readers’ discount of 10% - quote HES 10 when booking our open courses*

Hazardous Areas Basic Principles course (3 days) (Read More)

hes dec 18 23Opgal’s Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras Gain Mass Market Appeal

It is a well-known fact that many of the most sophisticated electronic, communications, and surveillance systems currently adopted by the mass market had their origins in the military.

The Internet is a case in point. This sensible approach to rolling out innovative technologies ensures that all the necessary checks and balances have been conducted before the public is presented with a robust product or service. (Read More)

hes dec 18 22SIL3 Certification for the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller

Bifold is pleased to announce that the Partial Stroke Function of the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller is now SIL3 Certified according to IEC 61508 : 2010 Parts 1-7 and meets requirements providing a level of integrity to: Systematic Integrity: SIL3 Capable. (Read More)

hes dec 18 21Investing In Infrared For Electrical Inspection? … Resolution Matters Most

Data centre systems’ failures are costly, not just in terms of revenue loss, but also company reputation and shareholder value.  So, it’s critical that any electrical fault is spotted in its infancy before it has the potential to compromise service.

A popular method for detecting these faults is thermal imaging.  It’s a technology that has become mainstream in the last decade whose cost has fallen substantially thanks to its scope of application (Read More)

hes dec 18 19AirBench celebrates 25 years

In September 2018, AirBench Ltd are proud to celebrate 25 years in business. Since beginning operations as WorkPoint Environments Ltd, we have supplied in excess of 10,000 dust and fume extraction units to customers across the UK, EU, and Worldwide.
 The AirBench Ltd name change came into effect in February 2011 and since then the AirBench brand has been the Go-To name for downdraught dust and fume extraction. (Read More)

hes dec 18 18Introducing the innovative Restricted Breathing Test Kit

The purpose of JCE Group’s new Restricted Breathing Test Kit is to carry out routine maintenance on all Ex nR equipment (as defined in IEC60079-0, IEC60079-15 & IEC60079-28).

It has a compact design with a vacuum gauge mounted on a standalone plate and a velcro hand strap should space not be available. The hand pump attaches to the plate and the vacuum line to the enclosure and it is used to create the correct vacuum, in accordance with the supplied instructions. (Read More)

hes dec 18 17ATEX Compliant Fume Extraction: Landfill Case Study

Landfill gas is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic materials which are put into landfill. The gas is composed of roughly 50% methane (CH4) and 50% carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and harmful to the environment  (Read More)

hes dec 18 16Gardner Denver’s Ultima compressor still sets benchmark in oil-free technology

For those seeking a best-in-class oil-free system, Gardner Denver’s CompAir Ultima compressor sets a benchmark in performance, operational efficiencies and for meeting the highest possible air quality standards. (Read More)

hes dec 18 15Improving the efficiency of compressed air systems

Compressed air production is troubled by inefficiencies; however, by taking closer control of the process and by monitoring the effectiveness, it is possible to improve compressor efficiency and make substantial savings, as BOGE’s Carl Sharpe, Sales Manager UK & Ireland reports.

Compressed air system controls are designed to match supply with demand and while there are several commonly used methods of achieving this, they may be far from efficient. (Read More) 

hes dec 18 14Lightpath Ex: 100% Safe Light Source

LIGHTPATH Ex is a fibre illumination system that projects a continuous line of light carrying no electrical power, making it 100% safe for the user and the work environment.

This fibre lighting system comprises of optical fibre, a JCE Group patented fibre lighting unit (FLU) and an explosion proof enclosure, with or without battery back-up, (Read More) 

hes dec 18 13Cortem Group strengthens its presence in Middle East

New exclusive contract signed with the SPF company for the assembly, production and distribution in Saudi Arabia and new management in charge for the Sister Company in Dubai
Cortem Group consolidates its presence in Saudi territory by signing an exclusive contract with SPF, Safety and Protection Factory, already a Group’s commercial partner for many years. (Read More)

hes dec 18 12Top flight names land at Farnborough for Southern Manufacturing 2019

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 5th to 7th 2019. Now firmly settled into its new permanent venue, the show is moving into its third decade as arguably the most popular annual engineering exhibition in the UK. (Read More)

hes dec 18 11Vibration Risk and Control in the Workplace

Vibration in the workplace is increasingly making the headlines as the consequences of years of unmanaged exposure come to the fore in terms of life-changing injuries and compensation pay-outs.

The UK is regulated by the Control of Vibration at Work 2005. The law requires employers to make sure risks from vibration are controlled; provide information and training to employees on the risks and actions being taken; (Read More) 

hes dec 18 10NEW: ATEX certification of our mechanical tachometer family

After an intensive period of 12 months, the complete RHEINTACHO family of eddy current tachometers including an optional gearbox, has now been approved by our notifying body CML according to Annex II of the Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Directive 2014/34/EU for all EU countries and the UK. (Read More)

hes dec 18 9Safe is safe, right? Factors that should be considered beyond the usual characteristics when selecting safety devices

The safety characteristics of the products (for example, the KSt value or Pmax) and the plant-specific marginal conditions (volume/design strength) may influence the selection of the proper safety device. (Read More)

hes dec 18 84 IN 1 PROTECTION

The PowerCap® Infinity® is the very latest in Powered Air Purifying Respiratory technology offering 4 in 1 fully integrated protection to the head, eye/face, hearing and respiratory protection in one intuitive lightweight head mounted unit. (Read More)

hes dec 18 7HMT-1Z1 Zone 1 Head Mounted Tablet

The requirements of modern sites has seen a huge upturn in the demand for safe and reliable technology which can be taken into operational hazardous areas for the purpose of inspection or modification.

Many project and maintenance schedules now demand work to be done whilst processes are still live where possible with many sites no longer having traditional shutdown and overhaul periods. (Read More)

hes dec 18 6Explosion Proof Air Conditioner for Harsh and Corrosive Environments

Ex-Machinery Explosion Proof Equipment B.V. launches a split air conditioning system for use in highly corrosive environments.
Applications are off-shore platforms and refineries in coastal areas and chemical plants. Copper tubing with copper fins prevents galvanic corrosion of the condenser. The outdoor unit casing is made of AISI316 stainless steel. The A/C system is suitable for extreme ambient temperatures up to 55°C. (Read More)

hes dec 18 5Changes for lift trucks operating in the “Angel’s Share” of distilleries

Distilleries have been affected by the update to the EN1755:2015 standard, which has changed how ATEX compliant lift trucks are built and managed.

“The storage of high volumes of casks of maturing scotch whisky presents explosion risks classified in the same league as the petrochemical industry,” says Rob Vesty of safety company Pyroban®. (Read More) 

Progarm Protects Against The Great British Weather

Garments designed with the wearer’s safety, comfort and convenience in mind highlight ProGARM’s commitment to industry safety

ProGARM, the UK’s leading specialist in Arc Flash protection understands the need for clothing that is comfortable, warm and importantly waterproof during the winter months.  

While those across the UK at risk of an Arc Flash are already encouraged to wear full protective PPE throughout the year, workers crucially want to be comfortable and dry once inclement weather becomes an almost daily occurrence throughout the UK. Unfortunately, a lot of PPE clothing deemed weather proof, can lose its effect after hours of exposure and may only be able to protect against rain to a limited extent. A lack of protection in areas like zips, seams and pockets is also commonplace, making many workers turn to their own waterproofs for protection against the elements. (Read More)

hes dec 18 4Grounding multiple components in powder processing – Protection from static hazards

Powder processing operations can generate vast quantities of electrostatic charge via the movement of powder.

The standard method of charging on powder processing operations is due to tribo-electrification, which is basically the contact and separation of the powder with processing equipment, the powder itself or other factors that can cause charging, like surface contaminants. (Read More) 

hes dec 18 3Compact field mounting indicators awarded North American certification

BEKA associates have received US and Canadian intrinsic safety and nonincendive certification for their recently introduced compact BA304G and BA324G 4/20mA loop powered, field mounting indicators.

These instruments, which already have IECEx and ATEX approval, feature a robust, IP66 impact resistant GRP enclosure with an 8mm thick armoured glass window, (Read More) 

hes dec 18 2Hybrid Power System
Looking for a portable power source that can cope in any climate, is cost effective, environmentally friendly and low maintenance?
JCE Group has the solution with the innovative Hybrid Power System (HPS), which is robust enough to cope in any weather condition, climate or hard to access location and supplies reliable energy output 365 days of the year. (Read More)
The HPS consists of solar panels, a wind turbine, battery system, control panel and distribution board to create a fully autonomous energy system, generating power from sunlight and wind which is stored in the battery.
JCE Group can customise the design and manufacture of the HPS specific to your power requirements as there is a variety of voltages and loads available. We can also certify the HPS for whatever environment it’s used in, including marine duty and EX rated for hazardous areas.
Once the Hybrid Power System is complete, it can be carefully packed away into a containerised unit for easy transportation and optimal protection. We can arrange for the complete package to be delivered across the globe through various means of transport. The HPS is an ideal solution for any industry or project in a remote location where power supply is in demand, including jungles, deserts, marine applications and unmanned platforms.
After the stand-alone unit arrives on site, unpacking and installation requires minimal time and effort as it is designed to eradicate any need for external wiring. The HPS can be assembled and ready for use within hours. Our specialised team of electrical engineers can even be on hand to ensure a seamless installation and initiation of the system on site.
Multiple applications can be used in conjunction with the Hybrid Power System, including bird scaring devices, navaids, lights and security cameras, which are all supplied by JCE Group. We can also add our intelligent telemetry system to the HPS, allowing you to monitor your asset from a distant location, ensuring performances remain at optimum levels.
The HPS offers significant reductions in operational expenditure from other power supply solutions, as it requires minimal supervision and maintenance to continue peak performance. With a lifespan of 25-30 Years JCE Group’s Hybrid Power System can be a long term solution to your power and energy needs.
For more information visit:
www.jcegroup.com

hes dec 18 1Hart’s first order for Oman

Hart Door Systems has recently begun work on its first order from Oman for four highly specialist ‘ATEX’ shutters for compliance with regulations relating to environments with a risk of explosion.

John Loftus, Manager of International Estimations at Hart, commented: “ATEX doors are designed to eliminate all sources of ignition when in operation, allowing safe use in hazardous environments. (Read More)

oct 18 26SIL3 Certification for the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller

Bifold is pleased to announce that the Partial Stroke Function of the EHPC210 Diagnostic Controller is now SIL3 Certified according to IEC 61508 : 2010 Parts 1-7 and meets requirements providing a level of integrity to: Systematic Integrity: SIL3 Capable. (Read More)

Box Hill Accident Highlights Gap In Crane Safety

Thanks to the internet, we’re able to hear about stories that would never have otherwise crossed our periphery.

One such piece of news in the construction industry this week was an accident in Melbourne, Australia this past week on a run-of-the-mill construction site. A kibble full of fresh concrete fell from a crane, submerging three workers and leaving one dead, with another fighting for his life.

The cause of the incident is still being explored, although initial reports point to a mechanical failure of the wedge socket, with the hook on the crane coming loose on only its first operation. In response, Aussie authorities have ordered more than 60 other Raimondi cranes supplied by the same company to cease work until the investigation is completed. (Read More)

oct 18 25Robust Well-Specified Hoists For General Industry

In an era when the industrial world is becoming ever-larger, there is a growing responsibility on equipment suppliers to make sure the market has everything it requires to function safely, reliably, efficiently and cost effectively.

With this notion in mind, J D Neuhaus (JDN) has always had a policy of continuous investment in its class-leading range of hoists and cranes for the general industrial marketplace. (Read More)

oct 18 24The cost of Arc Flash protection

Comments by Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, a specialist in Arc Flash protection.

With the current economic climate, most budget holders are under extreme pressure to keep spending to a minimum but how is it possible to determine what seems like an expensive purchase now but one that will save money in the long term? (Read More)

oct 18 23New DuPont™ Tychem® Garments Offer Improved Hazard Protection and Comfort

DuPont  has added more innovations to its protective garment range with enhanced design features that offer improved personal protection while ensuring comfort and ease of movement for the wearer.

Made from proven Tychem® fabric, the new garments provide a reliable barrier against many of the organic and highly concentrated inorganic chemicals and biohazards encountered in industrial, (Read More) 

oct 18 22Arc Flash clothing specialist appoints Technical Sales Manager to help increase awareness across electrical industry

ProGARM, the UK’s number one supplier of Arc Flash garments, has recently appointed a new Technical Sales Manager, as part of its mission to increase global awareness across the electrical sector around the life changing dangers of Arc Flash - a relatively misunderstood, but extremely common type of electrical explosion. (Read More)

oct 18 21New Eguide From Honeywell Explains How To Select Chemical Protective Gloves In Six Steps

Honeywell has published the first in a two part series of eGuides to help workers and health and safety professionals choose the right chemical protective gloves.

. ‘A Guide To Selecting Chemical Protective Gloves – Part 1’ offers a simple six-step method for glove selection that can be used to ensure a worker’s hands are fully protected in a range of applications involving chemicals. (Read More)

Don’t get burned by buying the wrong PPE

Comments by Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, a specialist in Arc Flash protection.

While many could be forgiven for thinking that flame retardant PPE can also help to protect against burns in an Arc Flash incident, what many don’t realise is that these burns aren’t caused by fire, but by thermal energy, and protecting yourself and your team against an arc flash incident requires more specialist garments.

What is an Arc Flash?

Hotter than the sun and louder than a bullet, an Arc Flash is when an arcing fault releases dangerous levels of radiant energy, which vaporizes metal that spews from the arc. The air is super-heated causing pressure waves that can throw individuals across rooms and create a deadly molten shrapnel. (Read More)

oct 18 20Managing Static Electricity Risk during Mixing and Blending Processes

Static electricity is generated silently and unintentionally by virtually all operations and processes involving movement – for example product transfer, mixing and size reduction.

Industries where powders and solvents are used in key processes are at particular risk due to the hazardous nature of the materials.  Fires and explosions can occur as a result of uncontrolled static discharge from plant, people and materials, and these commonly result in civilian (Read More) 

How To Work In Hazardous Environments

Engineering solutions provider, Boulting Ltd has released an informative infographic explaining its top tips for contractors working in hazardous environments. The infographic details key considerations, including how to identify zones, use of correct equipment and relevant regulations.

There are many scenarios which can result in an area being classified as a hazardous environment, such as flammable gases in process industries and flour dust in bakeries. To prevent an incident from occurring it is vital that precautions are taken when constructing, installing and using apparatus within the defined area.

A well-planned project should ensure the working environment incorporates extensive safety precautions, that all equipment is fit for purpose and rigorously tested and correct, quality components are used. These steps can reduce the risk of an incident such as a catastrophic explosion. (Read More)

oct 18 19How to build an ATEX forklift

To comply with European legislation, forklifts operating in potentially explosive atmospheres require special conversion to reduce the risk of ignition. Pyroban explains.

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Explosion protection conversion company Pyroban modifies forklift trucks to meet ATEX 2014/34/EU* requirements, and standards such as EN1755:2015*, for operations that need to comply with ATEX 1999/92/EC. (Read More)

Leading equipment testing specialist switches to RFID system

One of Ireland’s leading testing and inspection specialists for lifting equipment has switched to a new RFID system to improve safety and efficiency.

Cork based Anderco Lifting is using CoreRFID’s CheckedOK system for its on-site reports.

CheckedOK offers equipment safety testing and inventory reports enabling users to pull all data together in one place and send it directly to clients. Its RFID based system can reduce reporting times from a couple of days to a matter of minutes. It can be integrated into users’ IT systems and customised for specific client needs such as adding new equipment categories.

Anderco, which is well-established in the Irish utilities, chemicals, construction and petroleum industries, is planning to offer a new training service for its CheckedOK users. (Read More) 

oct 18 18ATEX safety for LANXESS Urethanes’ lift truck fleet

Chemical manufacturer LANXESS Urethanes UK Ltd. has received a new generation of Pyroban® protected lift trucks for its operation in Baxenden, UK. The company handles large volumes of flammable material and relies on active explosion protection to alert the drivers if flammable material is present. (Read More)

oct 18 17Quantifit - The Fastest Fit-Testing Method on the Market

The Quantifit Respirator Fit Tester is the industry breakthrough in portable mask-fit technology which uses Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP) instead of traditional aerosol particle counting.

Virtually maintenance-free with no wicks, no candles, no incense or any other consumables, Quantifit is the simplest and most cost-effective fit testing system available in the UK and Ireland. (Read More)

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