The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) posted on its website on October 14, 2010, its draft final rule concerning the creation of a publicly available, searchable database on the safety of consumer products and other substances subject to CPSC regulation. The database is intended to provide a single point of access to reports of harm involving consumer products, manufacturer’s comments on the reports, and recall information. This article discusses this important new database, and briefly considers its implications.
Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations
The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding division, offers his thoughts. Investing in a new capital asset is never a straightforward exercise. There are, indisputab...
Customised Emergency Safety Shower Solution for Extreme Azerbaijan Climate - Case study
Background: The Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park was established to accelerate economic development in Azerbaijan and to provide sustainable development of the non-oil sector. Incorporating 192 hectares of industrial infrastructure, the park has more recently welcomed the construction of a polypropylene and high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant by The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). This will be the first polypropylene plant of its size and scale in the petrochemical industry implemented...
Product Spotlight – The ExtractPack Vertical Baler
The Perfect Solution for An Industry Niche Bottling facilities, retail centers, and distributors all face the challenge of what to do with out-of-date product. This becomes particularly difficult when that product is in liquid form and the containers are made of plastic or metal. The conventional method of manually draining liquid from bottles or cans is very time consuming and a waste of valuable employee FTE’s. On top of that, sorting, storing, and baling the plastic and aluminum containers adds...
Pipeline valve actuators for safety-related duties
Sectors: Oil & Gas Category: Failsafe Valve Actuation Products: HPG, GO, Electro-Hydraulic (SI) Introduction Pipelines present a number of operational requirements demanding specialised actuation solutions. These include actuation of valves in remote areas, where mains power sources are not available, and actuators to provide vital failsafe and safety shutdown duties, which are often in remote locations.For 60 years Rotork has manufactured electric and fluid power actuators for pipeline flow control in...
Taking advantage of production waste - Case Study
Recycling areas: Various scrapCompany name: KME (Serravalle Copper Tubes)Located: Serravalle Scrivia (Alessandria), ItalyFounded: 1886Employees: 5700 KME is a leading global fabricator of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products. Each year 405.000 tons of copper and copper alloy semi-finished products (excluding copper wire) are produced. From middle of 2016 the pipe production of the Serravalle Scrivia Factory become Serravalle Copper Tubes, born from a joint venture between KME and the Finnish...