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nov dec 17 27Thermal Fluid Solutions First To Launch Us Subsidiary

Soaring US process industry demand for thermal fluid system support, maintenance and risk-management services has prompted Thermal Fluid Solutions (TFS) to become the first UK company in its market to open an American operation.

Active in the US since 2008, TFS has since established a broad and expanding customer base in the North American process industry, especially within the panel board sector; (Read More) 

nov dec 17 26Vibration meters provide extremely accurate personalised data for all equipment

Regular exposure to hand-arm vibration can cause a range of conditions known as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), which includes white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome and whole body vibration (WBV) which can cause or aggravate back, abdomen, muscular, digestive, fatigue and vision problems. There are several options for tackling these issues and preventing potentially life-altering conditions. (Read More)

nov dec 17 25Heat Transfer Specialist Releases Superior Performance Fluid

Thermal fluid specialist, Global Heat Transfer, has released Globaltherm® J, a thermal fluid specifically designed to work efficiently in a wide range of industrial processes.

Globaltherm® J is an energy efficient, low temperature thermal fluid that is suitable for a range of processes. Its high-performance qualities mean that it works efficiently in both liquid phase and vapour phase. (Read More)

nov dec 17 24CML Issues World’s First IECEx Ex s Certification

CML became the world’s first certification body to issue IECEx certification for Ex s ‘Special Protection’, with UK-based client Abtech Limited becoming the first manufacturer to adopt the concept.

Ex s, standard IEC 60079-33, is the IECEx certification basis for products used in explosive atmospheres where those products do not fall completely within the requirements of the existing protection standards. (Read More)

nov dec 17 23Expanding JCA appoints Group HSE Manager

Hertfordshire-based principal contractor, JCA, has appointed Jamie McDonald to the new position of Group Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager, as the engineering services-led business continues to expand.

Reporting to Dean Cocklin, JCA’s Director of Engineering, McDonald has responsibility for implementing all HSE policies, practices and procedures, as well as delivering the statutory requirement of providing health and safety advice to the company. (Read More)

Banelec Receive QAN/QAR Accreditation

Banelec are proud to announce that they have achieved QAN / QAR accreditations on 12th July 2017.

Banelec have worked in hazardous area control systems for many years, building for many of the well-known names in the industry. By recently expanding into larger premises and partnering with Bartec we can now offer a direct service and cut lead times for our customers.

By passing the QAN / QAR audits and gaining ATEX and IECEX accreditation as a competent accredited provider to the industry, we are positive this can only help us improve on the fast and reliable service we already offer.

We saw a gap in the market to provide this effective service, with a quality product because the design and production facilities of others were all based abroad increasing lead times. We took this opportunity to partner with Bartec and after showing competent knowledge and skills, (Read More)

nov dec 17 22Combustible Dusts – Are Your Colleagues Fully Aware Of This Hazard?

In recent years, the UK has not had any major industrial explosions, changes in regulations have had significant success in minimising hazards but one factor that will continue to present perhaps the most significant risk is the human factor! (Read More)

nov dec 17 21ABB launches new UK process industry training programme

ABB has launched an expanded process industry training programme for 2018/19 – which will boost the professional development of over 500 UK senior managers, professional engineers and technicians employed in high hazard industries during the year. (Read More)

EMADA Launched to Combat 12,000 Workplace Respiratory Deaths

The Extraction Manufacturers and Designers Association (EMADA) recently hosted its launch event at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

Workplace extraction and ventilation is critical to the health and wellbeing of employees and despite many employers appreciating this position, UK industry is responsible for 12,000 workplace related respiratory deaths every year.

This staggering statistic is also responsible for over 400,000 lost working days every year and there isapproximately 14,000 new workplace breathing or lung related conditions reported every year. This demonstrates that workplace respiratory health is an ongoing battle for industry. EMADA has been formed by manufacturers and designers of dust and fume extraction systems to ensure best practice and support the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) (Read More)

nov dec 17 20Silica Dust And Its Effect On The Construction Workforce

Many workers in the construction workforce are at continuous risk of a respiratory illness causes by exposure to a harmful dust known as silica.

Exposure to silica dust can lead to a condition called silicosis, which if gone untreated, could lead to fatigue, loss of appetite, pains in the chest and in some severe cases, death.  In this article, dust control experts, Dustcheck, discuss the signs of silicosis and how you can protect your workforce against the threat. (Read More)

nov dec 17 19Ductless Ventilation for Hazardous Fume Extraction

Science laboratories within educational establishments such as universities and schools should be committed to ensuring that the users of ductless and ducted fume cupboards handling hazardous substances, are suitably protected from the inherent hazards associated with procedures undertaken as part of their duties.

These units also have a duty to reduce both their carbon emissions and reduce overall energy consumption. (Read More)

nov dec 17 18Respirable Dust Is The Invisible Killer No-One Is Talking About

Retrospective measurement and analysis of Respirable Dust is no longer acceptable. According to the HSE[1] around 4,000 people in the UK die from dust inhalation related to exposure in the workplace every year (more than twice the number dying in road accidents) and hazardous industries need to improve the working environment. (Read More)

nov dec 17 17A New Era For The UK’s Favourite Engineering Show

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough from February 6th to 8th 2018 for its 20th anniversary event.

A landmark in itself, but made even more significant by the show’s move into a brand new permanent venue currently under construction on its Farnborough site. (Read More)

nov dec 17 16Scotload’s zone 1 SmartLoad® products now with U.S. and Canadian certification.

Scotload’s award-winning SmartLoad® wireless zone 1 hazardous area products are now U.S. and Canadian certified, along with ATEX and IECEx, providing total assurance.

In quick succession, Scotload, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has received U.S. and Canadian hazardous area certification for its SmartLoad 1Ex® wireless monitoring products, after the recent ATEX and IECEx approvals. (Read More)

BINDT Hosts Successful Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 Event

Following a popular Session D presentation at the Annual British Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT 2017) by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), a follow-up event was held at the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) headquarters in Northampton to appraise attendees of the new Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017.

The Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR) event was presented by James Taylor, Principal Specialist Inspector (Radiation Team), HSE, and held on 11 October 2017. The free event was spread over two sessions with the aim of providing delegates with the latest information on the new regulations (IRR17) that will be implemented from 1 January 2018.

During the presentation, changes relevant to those engaged in industrial radiography, (Read More)

PEI-Genesis to Value-Add Amphenol Pcd D-Sub Connectors

PEI-Genesis announces exclusive authorized value-add partnership with Amphenol Pcd for MIL-Spec and commercial qualified D-Sub connectors.

Amphenol Pcd D-Subs are high performance, versatile subminiature connectors with polarized shells and pin and socket machined contacts. The versatile design of the D-Sub makes it an ideal choice for applications where space and weight are constraints.

Being in the unique position to value-add Amphenol Pcd D-Subs offers customers a range of options, including hundreds of MIL-Spec (MIL-DTL-24308) and commercial shell and insert combinations, RoHS compliant platings, and a variety of shell sizes and contact layouts. Options are available with and without contacts and tooling.

This partnership expands the company’s already broad offering of value-add connector solutions for harsh environment applications. (Read More)

nov dec 17 15Getac launches EX80 fully rugged tablet: Intrinsically safe and certified use in the most hazardous and explosive environments

Getac announces the launch of its EX80 rugged tablet built to digitise processes and deliver productivity gains for mobile workers operating in particularly hazardous, explosive environments

The tablet is Getac’s first Zone 0 device and is ATEX / IECEx Zone 0/20 and UL913 certified (Class I / II Division 1), making it suitable for use in oil and gas, petrochemical, manufacturing and (Read More) 

Pyroban Invests In 2-Year En1755 Change Programme

To meet the requirements of the new EU standard for explosion protected lift truck design, Pyroban has invested in a 2-year EN1755:2015 change programme.
 
The EN1755:2015 standard, entitled ‘Safety of industrial trucks. Operation in potentially explosive atmospheres. Use in flammable gas, vapour, mist and dust’, supersedes EN1755:2000 and is mandatory from November 2017.  
 
The updated EN1755:2015 affects new orders for lift trucks that will be used in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 classified areas from November 2017.  The changes mean that the technical makeup of an ATEX 2014/34/EU truck conversion will be different. From an end user’s perspective, the requirements have changed for tyres, seats, batteries, (Read More)

nov dec 17 14Explosion protected trucks have now changed – what’s new?

Pyroban has released an infographic to help forklift OEMs, dealers and end users easily understand the effects of the new EN1755:2015 standard on explosion protected lift truck conversions.

“From November 2017, the way explosion protected forklifts, pallet trucks, reach trucks and other materials handling equipment are built has changed due to the EN1755:2015* update,” says Dave Waring, (Read More)

nov dec 17 13Newson Gale Application Spotlight: Road Tanker static earthing protection.

As the product (liquid or powder) moves through the transfer system and interacts with pumps, valve, filters, meshes and pipe walls, the product will be building up the amount of electrostatic charge it carries. In electrical terms this is commonly described as static charge accumulation.

As the product (liquid or powder) moves through the transfer system and interacts with pumps, valve, filters, meshes and pipe walls, (Read More)

nov dec 17 12WEG launches new SSW900 soft starter series

The high-performance soft starters provide gentle starting and stopping of three-phase induction motors along with comprehensive motor protection.

WEG, a leading global manufacturer of motor and drive technology, has recently launched the SSW900 series of soft starters. These compact soft starters, which replace the current SSW06 soft starter series, are designed for industrial and commercial applications. (Read More)

nov dec 17 11Hoists Deliver Special Performance Throughout Industry

The robust nature of Profi TI series air hoists from J D Neuhaus (JDN) ensures their suitability for a whole host of general industrial applications.

JDN’s Profi TI series is extensive, but models from TI 3 to TI 25 (providing 3 to 25 tonne lift/load capacity) are ideal for general purpose use, even in continuous working processes. These units can be outfitted with many accessories to meet end user needs. Some of these accessories are various control (Read More) 

nov dec 17 10Midlands based ATEX lighting manufacturer that is proud to support UK Industry, with genuine benefits for customers around the world.

Petrel Ltd is a UK manufacturer of Lighting and Control Equipment for use in hazardous area applications.

The Petrel business operates in accordance with the ATEX directive which defines the mandatory requirements for manufacturers and users of all hazardous area equipment sold in (but not restricted to) the European Union which must have applicable (Read More)

nov dec 17 9Software Specialist Arnlea Lands Contracts With Operators

Arnlea, an established oil and gas asset management software business, has secured contracts with two operators.

Aberdeen-based Arnlea has signed an agreement with Chevron for the deployment of Intrinsix Ex, Arnlea’s mobile software inspection and maintenance product used in hazardous areas, across five of the operator’s North Sea assets. (Read More)

nov dec 17 8Thermal Imaging Cameras From Micro-Epsilon Measure Temperature Profile Of Revolutionary Lontra Air Compressor

A UK-based engineering firm is using thermal imaging cameras from Micro-Epsilon to accurately measure the temperature profile of its revolutionary new air compressor, which is already attracting worldwide attention due to its energy saving capabilities.

Based in Napton, Warwickshire, Lontra is an innovative engineering company that delivers revolutionary new air (Read More) 

nov dec 17 7Download New Rate Totaliser Application Guide

This new application guide from BEKA associates is intended to aid the selection of the most suitable pulse input rate totaliser from the extensive range of models manufactured by BEKA in the UK.

It contains a brief review of pulse output flowmeters and the associated terminology, including an explanation of what the number of flowmeter output pulses and their frequency mean. (Read More)

nov dec 17 6UAV Technology Evolves To Meet Energy Sector Challenges

Over recent years, and on- and off-shore, UAV technology has transformed everything from surveying to maintenance regimes and decom work, adding greater commercial value and engineering accuracy.

The UAV inspection method avoids the need for rope-access and associated costly shutdowns, saving time and money as well as removing the risks of working at height. (Read More) 

nov dec 17 5British Safety Council responds to the Stevenson-Farmer review into workplace mental health

The British Safety Council has responded to the recommendations of the review into workplace mental health, commissioned by the Prime Minister on 9 January 2017 and led by Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, and Dennis Stevenson. They were published today in the report Thriving at Work. (Read More)

nov dec 17 4ION SCIENCE COMPLETES MOVE INTO NEW PURPOSE-BUILT £4.5 MILLION FACILITY

Gas detection instrumentation specialist’s ultra-modern plant is open and geared to meet ambitious global growth plans for advanced VOC monitors

Ion Science (www.ionscience.com) – leading manufacturer of high performance gas detection instrumentation and sensors for global occupational health and environmental monitoring applications – has completed the move into its new state-of-the-art (Read More) 

nov dec 17 3BNL Joins Initiative To Protect The Environment From Plastics Pollution

As a plastic processor, BNL has been committed to safeguarding the environment through adherence to BSI 14001 standards for many years.

To further strengthen these safeguards, BNL is joining the British Plastics Federation in OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP® (OCS), an international program designed to prevent resin pellet loss and help keep pellets out of the marine environment. (Read More)

nov dec 17 2AirBench announce retirement of EX range

After many years in production, we have made the decision to stop production of our EX model. This is our lighter duty range, and we rarely supply this model to new customers.

Our FN type can be purchased at comparable prices for comparable sizes, and is a heavier duty unit. The FN type is welded and powder coated so is also a more robust product. We think it offers better value and solves the same range of issues. (Read More)

nov dec 17 1PeliTM 3415Z0 has the right angle

The new Peli 3415 Zone 0 is a versatile, high quality, right-angled torch designed specifically for use in hazardous areas.

The 3415Z0 features a 90° articulating head to angle the light where required. An integrated clip easily attaches to clothing for hands-free light and also utilises a heavy duty magnet; allowing the torch to be attached to steel surfaces. (Read More)

oct17 23PORT OF ANTWERP EQUIPS ITS EMPLOYEES WITH ION SCIENCE CUB VOC MONITORS

Unobtrusive personal PIDs provide reliable protection from hazardous gases and vapours in world’s second largest petrochemical cluster.

As the largest integrated (petro) chemical cluster in Europe, the Port of Antwerp is committed to ensuring the on-going health & safety of their employees working in the area. As a result, the port authority is now one of the largest users of Cub personal volatile organic (Read More)

oct17 22HOISTS & CRANES FROM J D NEUHAUS OFFER OUTSTANDING TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

J D Neuhaus (JDN) hoist and crane material handling solutions deliver optimum performance and claim to offer the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in its class.

But what is Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?

TCO is a measure of the total cost of purchasing and operating a product over its useful life. (Read More)

oct17 21Multisorb Improve Workplace Safety with Pelloby Cranes

Active packaging technology company Multisorb Technologies Limited recently refurbished some existing lifting equipment with two new Pelloby crane beams to improve workplace safety practices.

One tonne bags of silicone are regularly transported to a mezzanine floor within Multisorb’s large warehouse in order to be loaded from above into special equipment for further processing. (Read More)

oct17 20Engineering And Maintenance Are Two Of The Most Hazardous Industries

Both have huge potential for serious injuries if precautions are not taken to safeguard individuals working in them.

Not least of these potential hazards are dust and fumes, both common by-products of these industries that can lead to significant harm to the worker’s respiratory system. (Read More)

oct17 19LATEST HI-LINE AIR DRYERS OFFER EVEN MORE BENEFITS

Hi-line Industries, an established and reputable UK manufacturer of high-quality compressed air purification equipment, has unveiled the latest generation of its flagship HBP-ZL absorption air dryers.

Featuring a long list of enhancements, these already best-selling air dryers now offer even more appeal to those in the manufacturing and process industries. (Read More)

oct17 18‘Sentinel’ at Attention for OTC Launch

The largest oil and gas show in the world will provide the backdrop for the launch of CMP Products’ latest innovation, the ‘Sentinel’ corrosion shield.

CMP Products, a market-leading specialist in cable glands and cable cleats, has designed and engineered the Sentinel to protect glands in some of the harshest environments on the planet, including freezing temperatures where the Sentinel withstands impact tests at temperatures as low as -76o F (-60oC). (Read More)

Peppers Cable Glands Launch Major Re-brand

Surrey based cable gland specialists Peppers has undergone a total brand review and launched a bold and dynamic new visual identity and brand positioning to coincide with the firms 25 year anniversary with the Currie & Warner Group

Commenting on the rebrand, Peppers Managing Director Tush Thakore said;

“More than just a visual refresh, this has been very much a strategic branding exercise. Peppers has gone through significant change since its inception and this rebrand was commissioned to bring the firms brand identity into line with its industry leading product and service proposition.

The process identified and defined core areas of service advantage which can sometimes be overlooked in favour of straight price comparison.  (Read More)

oct17 17Ensuring The Right Connection

Dixon is a market leading global manufacturer, providing hose, hose assembly and coupling solutions to all major industries.

Since 1916 Dixon has been building a credible reputation within the petrochemical industry and regularly demonstrates that it is a responsible manufacturer that produces safe, reliable and long lasting products! (Read More)

oct17 16World-leading Gas Sensing Technology

Shawcity Ltd is the EMEA strategic channel partner for City Technology (incorporating Sensoric GmbH), one of the leading manufacturers in gas sensing technology.

With over 300 high performance sensor products detecting 28 common and exotic gases, our range includes: 3, 4, 5 and 7 Series, MICROcel, MICROpel and Sensoric designs. (Read More)

oct17 15CML Issues World’s First IECEx Ex s Certification

CML became the world’s first certification body to issue IECEx certification for Ex s ‘Special Protection’, with UK-based client Abtech Limited becoming the first manufacturer to adopt the concept.

Ex s, standard IEC 60079-33, is the IECEx certification basis for products used in explosive atmospheres where those products do not fall completely within the requirements of the existing protection standards. (Read More)

Banelec Receive QAN/QAR Accreditation

Banelec are proud to announce that they have achieved QAN / QAR accreditations on 12th July 2017.

Banelec have worked in hazardous area control systems for many years, building for many of the well-known names in the industry. By recently expanding into larger premises and partnering with Bartec we can now offer a direct service and cut lead times for our customers.

By passing the QAN / QAR audits and gaining ATEX and IECEX accreditation as a competent accredited provider to the industry, we are positive this can only help us improve on the fast and reliable service we already offer.

We saw a gap in the market to provide this effective service, with a quality product because the design and production facilities of others were all based abroad increasing lead times. (Read More)

oct17 14Arco Introduces Three New Categories For Big Book 2017-18

First Aid, Storage and Materials Handling, and Maintenance and Facility supplies added to the new safety expert catalogue.

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, has launched its 2017-18 Big Book catalogue offering the best choice in personal protective equipment (PPE) and workwear.

As well as the new products, the Big Book also features three new categories: First Aid, Storage and Materials Handling, (Read More) 

TRADESPEOPLE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE GROWING LANDFILL PROBLEM

The trade industry is one of the least green industries

AN OVERWHELMING number of tradespeople are failing to recycle efficiently, according to new research.

The survey of 1,055 British adults carried out by tradeskips.com, found that 73% do not recycle their waste materials in their place of work, compared to 22% who do not at home.

While almost two thirds (65%) claim they would make a conscious effort to recycle if their employer had an incentive, just 19% say they do recycle at work.

8% do not know whether their company has a recycling system in place.

When quizzed on the waste management scheme at their place of work, more than half (53%) (Read More)

oct17 13F-Series: For Safe And Hazardous Areas

The F-series product range offers you an extensive selection of Indicators, Controllers and Monitoring Systems for liquid and gas flow applications, as well as for Level, Pressure and Temperature Measurement in safe and hazardous areas.

The F-Series are available with intrinsically safe approvals according ATEX, IECEx, FM and CSAC-US for gas and dust applications. (Read More)

oct17 12ATEX Tablets, Mobile & SmartPhones

ATEX rated computers, tablets and mobile phones have made inspection, testing and site operations much more time efficient since their introduction to the market place in recent years.  

No longer does data have to be collected in the field then returned to the control room or office to be analysed.  Todays products have the data storage and diagnostic tools to enable engineers and technicians to get real time data on operational and maintenance issues whilst (Read More)

oct17 11Safe and certified...to Zone 0

The new PeliTM 9455 Area Light is the first in the range to be certified to ATEX Zone 0; allowing its use in high risk, hazardous areas.

This latest addition to the range of maintenance-free rechargeable LED lighting is easily portable, weighing 7.3kg and can be set up in seconds.
The unit is compact, easy to transport and has a retractable mast; the head can be rotated 360° and it also pivots to angle the light directly where required. (Read More)

oct17 10UE Sytems Ultraprobe 9000 ATEX Kit

Because maintenance activities in hazardous environments can be a challenge, UE Systems has the perfect solution: the Ultraprobe 9000 ATEX - a digital ultrasonic inspection, information, storage and retrieval system that’s versatile, easy to use and with a complete kit of useful accessories.

The Ultraprobe 9000 ATEX is extremely easy to use and most operators can learn how to use it in 15 minutes! (Read More)

oct17 9Process Panel Meter has Multicolour Display

BEKA associates have introduced two new high quality universal process panel meters featuring multicolour negative liquid crystal displays.

Each meter has a colour adjustable, five digit and thirty one segment bargraph display which are visible in all lighting conditions from bright sunlight to total darkness. The display colour can be linked to the meter’s alarm status providing operators with a very conspicuous warning. For example, a green display (Read More)

oct17 8DON’T FORGET YOUR LONE WORKERS, URGE LONE WORKER ALARM SPECIALISTS SBES

Legislation does not prohibit lone working in a general sense, but companies and organisations must conduct a risk assessment covering the activities of all employees, including lone workers.

Since the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act of 2007, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross (Read More)

oct17 7NEW FLASH POINT RECOVERY RIG OFFERS “DUAL LEVEL” SAFETY

A UK thermal fluid system support, maintenance and risk management service provider, has launched a new flash point recovery unit with the ability to guarantee process industry customers an unrivalled degree of safety.

Developed using 21 years’ industry experience, Thermal Fluid Solutions (TFS)’ MHTM 2500 Freestanding Portable Thermal Fluid Flash Recovery Unit is the only rig on the market to recover both open and closed (Read More)

oct17 6Nederman Introduces New Explosion Isolation Flap Valve

To ensure that dust collectors installed in combustible dust applications meet the stringent ATEX-regulations, Nederman now introduces its new CARZ-N Explosion Isolation Flap Valve.

In manufacturing facilities where combustible dust is generated during production, Nederman’s primary objective is to create a safe working environment with high production efficiency. With these factors considered, the new CARZ-N (Read More) 

oct17 5Vicor Extends 48V Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulators Family

Vicor has extended the Cool-Power 48V ZVS 20A Buck Regulator portfolio by releasing the PI3523-00-LGIZ (PI3523). The PI352x family offers 20A solutions complementing the previously released 10A 48VIN PI354x family, enabling scalable power options for 48V direct to point-of-load (PoL) applications.  The PI3523 is a 48VIN, 3.3VOUT nominal Buck Regulator capable of supplying up to 22A. This family of regulators enables 48VIN to 20A point-of-load voltages spanning 2.2VOUT – 14VOUT. (Read More)

oct17 4SICK TR10 Lock Ensures PLe/SIL3 Safety Locking of Moveable Machinery Guards

SICK has introduced the TR10 Lock for highly-reliable mechanical locking of moveable safety protection on machinery, such as guards, hoods, flaps, doors and screens.

The SICK TR10 Lock is a safety locking device providing PLe (EN ISO 13849) SIL3 (IEC 61508) protection for personnel and processes through physical locking of (Read More)

oct17 3Showing Off Power Distribution At Showman’s Show Power Distribution Specialist Exhibiting At Popular Outdoor Event

Power distribution specialist ide Rental will be exhibiting at the Showman’s Show at Newbury Showground, Berkshire, from October 18-19, 2017. The company is promoting its range of rental equipment for event and site power distribution applications following a successful summer of delivering power rental equipment for indoor and outdoor events, music festivals and commercial projects. (Read More)

oct17 2BSRIA continues to expand its UKAS accredited calibration operations

The summer months of 2017 has continued to see BSRIA Limited expand its Instrument Solutions UKAS ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration business with an extension to its scope covering activities conducted in the newly opened laboratory in Preston, Lancashire known as BSRIA North. (Read More)

oct17 1CASE STUDY: Static Electricity An Ignition Source of Serious Fires & Explosions

Although static electricity can be regarded as a difficult subject to grasp, we hope that our series of case studies give you an insight into the reasons why static electricity provides an ignition source for serious fires and explosions that occur during everyday operations involving the handling and processing of flammable products. (Read More)

ja 17 36Northern Manufacturing & Electronics 2017

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics, the North’s industrial technology and engineering show, returns to Manchester’s EventCity on September 27th and 28th for the fifth consecutive year.

The unique event brings together major global hardware manufacturers with some of the region’s top engineering service providers, together making it an event not to be missed. (Read More)

ja 17 35Thorne & Derrick - Reducing energy consumption of Hazardous Area Zone 1 lighting systems using Abtech APC photocells

Thorne & Derrick, the specialist suppliers of Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment and distributor for Abtech are delighted to be able to provide the following guest blog by Gareth Bruce, Marketing Manager at Abtech UK Ltd.

Are you looking for a simple way to reduce energy consumption in existing hazardous area facilities, or on existing (Read More)

ja 17 34Success for delegates at AEMT’s Ex equipment repair course in Loughborough.

The AEMT’s (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades) training course, Repair, Overhaul and Reclamation of Ex Equipment has had another successful group pass their assessments in Loughborough, with all delegates saying what they learned was invaluable for their working lives.

The course looks at how to handle and work upon flameproof (Ex d), non-sparking (Ex e), and other Ex-rated explosion (Read More)

ja 17 33BSRIA expands operations to Preston and Lille

This summer has seen BSRIA pass two significant milestones with the opening up of an instrument calibration laboratory in Lille, France, and an office and laboratory complex in Preston, Lancashire.

With both operations supporting many sectors of industry including those involved in Hazardous Engineering,, the new BSRIA North facility will be of particular interest to the users of test and measurement devices as in addition to offering (Read More)

ja 17 32AEMT Visits the Scottish Canal’s Falkirk Wheel.

For the Scotland meeting this year, AEMT members were able to gain an exclusive audience with the Principal M&E Engineer for the Falkirk wheel.

After being guided through the more technical aspects of the engineering behind the wheel and the connected canals, members were taken on a tour of the wheel’s engine and maintenance rooms. (Read More)

ja 17 31Road Tanker Earthing

The loading and unloading of road tankers with flammable and combustible products, presents one of the most serious fire and explosion risks for site operations within the hazardous process industries.

A study conducted by the American Petroleum Institute (API) in 1967 identified static discharges as being responsible for over 60 incidents in road tanker loading operations and demonstrates just how long this potential threat has been acknowledged. The natural presence of static electricity (Read More)

ja 17 30SGS Baseefa Introduce a New Hassle Free Guide for Flameproof Manufacturers

Testing and Certification of Flameproof hazardous area equipment is a specialist field, and SGS Baseefa has a longstanding history in it, having certified thousands of products over the past 90 years.

To help provide support to customers with their Flameproof equipment, the experienced team of engineers at SGS Baseefa have prepared a comprehensive guide to the design, testing and certification of Ex d equipment. (Read More)

ja 17 29Thorne & Derrick - Reducing cable failures caused by sub-standard cable jointing

Power supplied by electric cables is the lifeblood of the oil and gas industry: uninterrupted power ensures oil and gas production, processing, transportation, storage and distribution. However, cables are vulnerable to damage and degradation in harsh onshore and offshore operating conditions.

Cable failure is catastrophic. Cable related problems are costly and are often caused by inadequate risk identification, (Read More) 

ja 17 27Construction Dust: The Silent Killer - Expert safety advice on the dangers of construction dust

To ensure construction industry workers across the UK are kept safe whilst at work, the UK’s leading safety expert, Arco, is continuing its efforts to educate business leaders about the long term dangers of construction dust, by offering free, updated, life-saving advice.

In the UK alone, 23 new cases of work related respiratory diseases are diagnosed every day1. (Read More) 

Fume and Gas Ventilation in Chemical Storage Units and Stores

Flammable substances and liquids are used in most laboratory and industrial environments, but storage of these materials improperly can pose a great risk to personal, the public and property.

There are a large variety of chemical storage cabinets available on the market, but best practice guidelines for COSSH chemical storage units indicated that a chemical store should be well ventilated. Those available on the market include both ventilated and non-ventilated units so it’s useful to understand the importance of effective chemical store ventilation.

When choosing a storage unit for the safekeeping of flammable substances, ventilation should be one of the key points to consider, and if not purchased as a ventilated unit, it is advisable to fit an industrial fan suitable for the purpose of ventilating the store. (Read More)

ja 17 26Dust Cloud Ignition Caused By Static Electricity.

Newson Gale’s latest series of articles that contain case studies of fires and explosions caused by static electricity draw attention to the wide range of processes that are susceptible to electrostatic charge generation and accumulation on portable and fixed plant equipment.

This case study investigates the factors behind the ignition of a combustible dust cloud during a manual powder processing operation. In this example a process operator was tasked (Read More)

ja 17 25Air Liquide Electronics Upgrade To Ion Science Gascheck G Gas Leak Detectors

Latest handheld instruments replace 20-year old Ion Science GasCheck B detectors for monitoring gas leaks after high pressure cylinder changes

Air Liquide Electronics, has recently replaced two 20-year old Ion Science (www.ionscience.com) gas leak detectors with the company’s latest GasCheck G instruments. Chosen for the robust, reliable and upgradeable design, the Dallas-based (Read More)

  • Thermal Fluid Solutions First To Launch Us Subsidiary

  • Vibration meters provide extremely accurate personalised data for all equipment

  • Heat Transfer Specialist Releases Superior Performance Fluid

  • CML Issues World’s First IECEx Ex s Certification

  • Expanding JCA appoints Group HSE Manager

  • Banelec Receive QAN/QAR Accreditation

  • Combustible Dusts – Are Your Colleagues Fully Aware Of This Hazard?

  • ABB launches new UK process industry training programme

  • EMADA Launched to Combat 12,000 Workplace Respiratory Deaths

  • Silica Dust And Its Effect On The Construction Workforce

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Off the Clock: Expert Discusses Pharmaceutical Dust Collection for Containment

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