explosion safety Articles

  • 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 ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Properties and Behavior of Explosives

    Information presented for SVOCs may also be appropriate for many of the contaminants presented in this subsection. The term 'explosive waste' commonly is used to refer to propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics (PEP), which technically fall into the more general category of energetic materials. These materials are susceptible to initiation, or self-sustained energy release, when present in ...

  • Explosion Modeling: A Blast from the Future

    Industrial facilities run like well oiled machines, keeping the pulse of the nation’s economy moving at a steady clip. But on-site explosions slow this pulse, threatening workers’ safety and jeopardizing production. Industry leaders know all too well the devastating effects that explosions can have on a facility. In its 1999 Process Safety Performance Measurement report, the American Petroleum ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • When are Oil Wells an Explosive Hazard?

    Contrary to popular belief, an oil well can be an explosive hazard even when it is not in operation (pumping steady). An EnergyWire review of federal labor statistics cited that the oil and gas sector experiences the most deaths from fires and explosions, compared to other private industries. Risks of Explosive Elements around Oil Wells A recent explosion in ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Explosion Modeling And Damage Assessment Software

    This article will briefly discuss the potential for industrial explosions. It will outline the steps in using one particular type of explosion modeling software called BREEZE® HEXDAM and VEXDAM that is used to predict the human and structural effects of explosions at a facility. Finally, the article will explain how to use this information to ensure workers’ safety and minimize facility damage ...

  • 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

  • ATEX: Blower Technology And Explosion Protection

    Aerzen Combines Effective Reactions With Preventive Measures As specialist in blower and compressor technology for conveying air and gaseous media, the AERZEN Ex-protection within different ATEX-zones is a part of day-to-day business. Combustible dust, spatial distribution, oxygen share, ignition source and the closed reservoir are components of a dust explosion and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Comfort and safety

    Type HOFGAS® - Ready/C 300  Commissioning 2004Site Moncorneil (FR) Situation Moncorneil is a medium-sized landfill near Toulouse. A heating boiler is to be operated with landfill gas and the acquired heat is used for leachate treatment. In view of the complete landfill design the customer demands a container construction with remote monitoring of the plant.   ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • OSHA Fines The Renewable Energy Group Over Hydrogen Gas Explosion

    On March 3, 2016, The Advocate reported that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a biodiesel plant run by The Renewable Energy Group (REG) $70,000 over a September 3, 2015, hydrogen gas explosion. The explosion injured four workers and resulted in three ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Employee Safety

    Employee Safety The following is a summary of accidents that occurred and were documented by OSHA and city management. The average total cost for a common slip and fall accident is $41,000 and the average death reimbursement is $950,000 (NIOSH 2001 data): Multiple Deaths Caused by ...


    By GillTrading.com, Inc.

  • `Explosion Modeling - A Blast from the Future,` published in Industrial Fire World, November

    Industrial facilities run like well oiled machines, keeping the pulse of the nation's economy moving at a steady clip. But on-site explosions slow this pulse, threatening workers'safety and jeopardizing production. Industry leaders know all too well the devastating effects that explosions can have on a facility. In its 1999 Process Safety Performance Measurement report, the American Petroleum ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Case Note: Civil Liability Arising from the Buncefield Explosion

    THE FACTS OF THE CASE What Mr Justice Steel in this decision of the High Court described as possibly the 'largest peacetime explosion in Europe' occurred at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 11 December 2005 (perhaps metaphorically proving Henry Higgins wrong in his dictum that 'hurricanes hardly ever happen' in counties beginning with H). There was ...


  • How a wet dust collector can prevent a violent explosion (and more!)

    Explosive dust is a major concern among metal finishing operations, and recent changes in the National Fire Protection Association regulations have made compliance more difficult. Metalwork grinding and sanding produces a fine metallic dust that, even after being filtered from the air, can smolder, catch fire, or even explode violently if it’s exposed to a spark. Aluminum, lithim, ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Reliable explosion protection in an oil tanker vapor recycle plant – Case Study

    In-situ gas analyzer monitor oxygen in real-time Project The world-class transshipment and storage facility Kiire, Japan, contains 46 million barrels of crude oil in 57 storage tanks, an amount equal to Japan’s two week demand. Continuous loading and unloading of oil tankers generates odorous gases and additionally results in losses of volatile ...

  • What is Intrinsic safety and ATEX?

    What is intrinsic safety? Intrinsic safety (IS) is a low energy signalling technique that ensures the safe operation of electrical equipment in hazardous areas by limiting the energy – both electrical and thermal – available for ignition. ...


    By Hansford Sensors

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