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ECS Engineering Services delivers 49 duct cradles for nuclear power station

ECS’ in-house fabrication department has recently completed the manufacture of 49 steel duct cradles destined for the main reactor building at a UK nuclear power plant. Each of the duct cradles required fabrication to the highest standards, with ECS engineers delivering all of the structures within six months.

Supplying steelwork to the nuclear sector is a demanding project for a fabricator. ECS is accredited to provide steelwork under BS EN 1090 for CE marking up to Execution Class 4 (EXC4). EXC4 is applicable only to facilities of the highest consequence class, such as nuclear power stations. This accreditation ensured ECS could offer the required quality of steel fabrication and welding procedures to carry out the project effectively.

SBES Ltd Launch the New SBES LifeSaver SC Lone Worker Alarm System

SBES (the lone worker alarm company) is proud to announce the launch ofthe SBES LifeSaver SC Lone Worker Alarm System

The SBES LifeSaver SC (Structured Cabling) is the state of the art independent ‘Patch & Play’ lone worker alarm system that connects via an existing in-house structured cabling system. The Highly versatile system provides an alarm that contacts people automatically in the event of an emergency.

Ventilation leaders respond to fire safety demand in Ireland

A new trade agreement between Duct Products, a ventilation products distributor, and Swegon, specialists in indoor climate and life safety systems, will ensure Northern Ireland has access to the most effective fire safety solutions.

The agreement comes on the back of high levels of engagement with Duct Products’ Continuing Professional Development presentations. Given the renewed focus on fire safety in recent years, there is increased interest in the HVAC sector to get to grips with the subject, highlighting the need for a diverse portfolio of fire safety products.

EPC-UK announces health and safety migration to ISO 45001:2018

EPC-UK, the commercial explosives and blasting services specialist, has announced that it has begun its migration process to ISO 45001:2018.

A business already accredited with OHSAS 18001 - a British Standard for occupational health and safety systems - EPC-UK will implement the new international standard for health and safety at work by the 12th March 2021. The new standard has been developed by national and international standards committees, independent of the Government, to further ensure that companies provide safe and healthy workplaces.

With figures reported by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) confirming that more than 7,600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases (equating to over 2.78 million every year), it is fully recognised that the effects incidents have on employees, employers and the wider economy is significant. Associated issues can also lead to early retirements, staff absences and rising insurance premiums.

AMETEK LAND GAS AND DUST MONITORS HELP JELD-WEN ACHIEVE EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE

JELD-WEN has implemented AMETEK Land’s flue gas analysers and opacity and dust monitors at its door manufacturing facility in Penrith, United Kingdom, to help achieve emissions compliance.

JELD-WEN is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of windows and doors with operations in 20 countries, including five factories in the UK that manufacture timber windows and interior and exterior doors. The company is seen as a world leader in manufacturing energy efficient products and upholds high standards when it comes to sustainability.  JELD-WEN’s door manufacturing facility in Penrith produces 35,000 timber and veneered doors every week, and as a result produces a large amount of wood waste.

Causes of static discharges from transfer hoses

Hoses play an important role in hazardous area operations and owing to their direct interaction with moving liquids and powders are especially at risk of becoming electrostatically charged.
Discharges of static electricity from hoses are known to cause the ignition of combustible atmospheres during the transfer of material to or from vacuum tankers and road tankers. Here we discuss the three main reasons why electrostatic discharge from hoses occurs.

Ametek Land Gas And Dust Monitors Help Jeld-Wen Achieve Emissions Compliance

JELD-WEN has implemented AMETEK Land’s flue gas analysers and opacity and dust monitors at its door manufacturing facility in Penrith, United Kingdom, to help achieve emissions compliance.

JELD-WEN is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of windows and doors with operations in 20 countries, including five factories in the UK that manufacture timber windows 

and interior and exterior doors. The company is seen as a world leader in manufacturing energy efficient products and upholds high standards when it comes to sustainability.  JELD-WEN’s door manufacturing facility in Penrith produces 35,000 timber and veneered doors every week, and as a result produces a large amount of wood waste.

Clean up your compressed air

Potential risks from contamination of compressed air are taken extremely seriously by the food and drink sector. Mark Whitmore from BOGE sums up the contaminant hazards, their sources and how to tackle them.

Compressed air has multiple uses in manufacturing and processing food and beverages, serving applications such as handling, cooling, freezing, labelling, cutting, peeling, bottle filling and packaging.

NEW PRODUCT: New Anti-Static Air Knife with 30% Better Performance is CE, UL and RoHS Certified

EXAIR’s new Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife eliminates static electricity 30% better at low inlet pressures which saves compressed air and money. Production speeds, product quality and surface cleanliness can improve dramatically.

It eliminates static on plastics, webs, sheet stock and other product surfaces where tearing, jamming or hazardous shocks are a problem. Gen4 products have undergone independent laboratory tests to certify they meet the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the USA, European Union and Canada that are required to attain the CE and UL marks. They are also RoHS compliant. New design features include a metal armored high voltage cable to protect against abrasion and cuts, integrated ground connection and electromagnetic shielding.

Pyroban gets active on explosion protection in Belgium

Pyroban reaffirms its support for businesses in Belgium with materials handling operations in, or near to, zoned hazardous areas at Transport & Logistics 2019 in Antwerp.
At the event from 15th – 17th October, Pyroban’s experts asked visitors ‘Are you active?’, encouraging organisations to rethink their approach to keeping people safe, in, or adjacent to, Zone 2 potentially explosive atmospheres.