explosion protection standard Articles

  • The Importance of Explosion Proof Lights in Cleanrooms

    Cleanrooms are pushing the limits of industrial manufacturing and scientific research programs. For professionals, the rooms provide a predictable environment with low levels of stray pollutants, germs, dust and chemical vapors. Activities conducted in cleanrooms are carried out with greater precision and safety. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Explosion Proof vs Intrinsically Safe Gas Detectors

    It only takes a spark to start a fire or cause an explosion, especially when flammable gases or vapours are present under the right conditions. There are industries that operate in these types of hazardous environments where the potential for explosions is extremely high, such as chemical plants, oil refineries, paint shops, cleaning facilities, tanks and loading facilities for flammable gases, ...

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • A Cost-Effective Approach to Explosion Consequence Modeling

    Failure to identify and mitigate explosion hazards is a persistent cause of industrial accidents, impacting sites ranging from fertilizer storage facilities to refineries. While some explosion consequence assessments are performed to comply with regulatory requirements or industry-specific process safety standards, in many cases the potential for loss of life and property damage is overlooked ...

  • The New Standard for Social Responsibility

    ISO has recently launched the most eagerly awaited ISO International Standards of recent years, ISO 26000:2010, Guidance on social responsibility. The document aims to bring together the current multitude of CR/sustainability standards and will assist companies in better managing their sustainability performance. We are entering an era where corporate social responsibility (CSR) is of central ...


  • Incineration of Explosives-Contaminated Soil and Reactive RCRA Waste at the Former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works

    ABSTRACT This paper presents the results of a Combustion Risk Assessment (CRA) and Trial Burn Testing Program for a transportable hazardous waste incinerator at the former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works (WSOW), Missouri, USA. From 1942 to 1945, the Ordnance Works was the largest TNT manufacturing plant in the world, producing approximately 1 million pounds of TNT per day. The Transportable ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Survey of standards related to gas detectors

    Recent events both on- and off-shore shine a bright light on the need for attention to safety and to hazard reduction, prevention, and mitigation. Errant combustible or toxic gases can injure and kill quickly. Therefore, mitigation of these hazards must be fast and sure. Globally, governmental and regional authorities take gas detection and system integration very seriously and require that the ...

  • Improving Safety by Conforming to Industry Standards and Certifications

    Abstract Globally, safety standards play a key role in designing and executing gas and flameame detection projects. How can these standards, which might seem cumbersome at times, help users make informed decisions? What information can be used to assist in conforming to standards and maximizing safety? This paper will analyze standards from an end-user view, will consider ...

  • Selecting and Placing Gas Detectors for Maximum Application Protection

    Many industrial processes involve dangerous gases and vapors: flammable, toxic, or both. With the different sensing technologies available, and the wide range of industrial applications that exist, selecting the best sensor and locating them properly for the job at hand can be a challenge. To ensure a high level of safety, know the latest sensing technologies, which technology is best for the ...

  • Follow toxic gas standards for a smoother project

    Toxic gases, such as Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide, can injure and kill quickly. Therefore, mitigation of these hazards must be fast and sure. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other authorities take detection of these gases very seriously. The American National Standards Institute/ American Petroleum Institute (ANSI/API) and ISA industry standards ...

  • Fire and Gas Protection Systems as Part of Safety Instrumented Systems and Risk Management

    Garth Watkins, Director Europe, Middle East, Africa, Detector Electronics Corporation, Presented at HazardEx International Conference 2008 Process-systems operators today face increasing demands for lower costs and higher safety standards in an increasingly regulated environment. In addition, companies desire to provide a working environment that is as safe as possible. As a result, plant owners ...

  • Steps toward DHS chemical facility anti-terrorism standard compliance

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the final DHS Chemicals of Interest Appendix A to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism standards. Whereas Appendix A was released on Nov. 2, it did not go into effect until it was published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2007 (FR# 223). This means the 60-day deadline to complete DHS's 'Top Screen' did not begin until this FR publication ...

  • Combustible Dust: It Doesn’t Take Much

    A dust accumulation of 1/32 of an inch deep—about the thickness of a dime—covering just five percent of a room’s surface area doesn’t sound like much, but it’s enough to cause a catastrophic explosion, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Although good engineering and safety practices to prevent dust explosions have existed for decades, there ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Chemicals get a bad reaction in Washington

    Regulation of reactive chemicals has been debated for years. According to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s (CSB) 2002 report, there have been 167 serious reactive chemical accidents during the past two decades, and 108 people were killed in 48 of the incidents. Despite the debate, neither legislative nor regulatory action is expected any time soon. The Occupational Safety and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Siting and Safe Operation of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities

    Regulations require facilities to use computer simulations to model potential fire and explosion hazards from accidental liquefied natural gas (LNG) releases. This has required the run of several separate computer models and manual transfer of data among the models, which is a time-consuming process prone to errors. The Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 193) defines safety standards for LNG ...

  • Major Changes to the Risk Management Program Regulations

    On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) published potential revisions to the Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations, which are codified at 40 CFR Part 68.  U.S. EPA issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit and obtain information on specific regulatory elements regarding RMP and its ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Understanding the potential class II – Division I Safety Hazards present when operating Vertical Cuttings Dryers

    For decades, the industry standard for waste management dryers (a.k.a. vertical cuttings dryers) has relied on belt-driven sheaves. Though belt-driven systems are cost effective and relatively easy to implement, at a minimum they have represented a maintenance nuisance, at worst they represent a serious safety concern when ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Pt. 1 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    This is part one in a 4 part series to be posted over the next 4 weeks. "Pointers for Construction Safety & Health compliance" Rob Sant Technical Products Manager, Certified Air Safety, Vancouver Washington Threats to our workers health and safety are numerous; an often overlooked hazard is the quality of the air they breathe. Whether simple nuisance odors like ...


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