explosive environment working Articles

  • 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

  • Coming Clean with the Environment

    Long Island is a long, slender island located directly east of Manhattan in the southern tip of New York State. In the 20th century, the north shore of Long Island earned the nickname of “Gold Coast” and attracted large private estates of the likes of the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Whitneys, Charles Pratt, J. P. Morgan, F. W. Woolworth, and others. The western end of the island includes ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Explosion Proof UV Lights for Commercial and Industrial HVAC systems

    In the past decade, more and more people have been installing UV lights in their HVAC systems to eradicate harmful bacteria. A timely study from Duke University Medical Center has proven the effectiveness of using UVC bands to disinfect a myriad of dangerous microbes, including drug-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter, Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). During ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces

    Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces Light brightness requirements for common and industrial spaces differ greatly. To achieve consistent, bright environments, the fixture’s luminous flux (or lumen [lm], which is the SI unit of luminous flux) must be taken into consideration. By definition, the term “luminous flux” (lx) refers to ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system?

    The rise in recent decades of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis suggests that factors in the environment are contributing. In 1932, New York gastroenterologist Burrill Crohn described an unusual disease in 14 adults. The patients had bouts of abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and lesions and scars on the bowel wall. Doctors in other parts of North America ...


    By Ensia

  • Why Use a Flame Arrester - A Concise Guide

    Elmac Technologies® are the international technical leaders in flame and explosion prevention systems for some of the world’s most challenging industrial environments. This brief guide provides an introduction to flame arresters, including their construction and how they work. There are useful notes explaining different flame types and where they occur, as well as the different types of ...

  • For its anniversary, MEDOR® certified ATEX for zone 1 & 2

    CSA type approval certification also in progress   Since 2009, Chromatotec® proposes a version of its MEDOR® analyzer in Exp cabinet for hazardous areas. This solution dedicated for monitoring and online analysis of odorous compounds in natural gas today received the ATEX certification for zone 1. MEDOR® was already certified for ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • 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

  • Paint booths, or areas using combustible gases: why a requirement for combustible gas monitor might be necessary

    Paint booths save time and ensure a smooth and professional application of paint in a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, home decor, furniture, and more. Combustible gases and fluids in the paint booth environment can pose a health hazard if something goes wrong. Explore the hidden dangers of paint booth fluids and gases, and learn how a ...

  • Safety implications In the Waste industry following implementations of Atex directives

    Summary: Introduction of ATEX Directives 95 and 137 in July 2003 increased pressure on all industries dealing with potentially explosive atmospheres, including the waste industry. Both the equipment and the operating procedures had to be reviewed in order to comply with the directives. ATEX is the acronym of French words ATmosphere Explosives. In the UK, although the Dangerous Substances and ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • Enhesa – Enforcement Corner

    As EHS regulatory activity continues to grow, enforcement continues around the world. Below are just a few examples of recent EHS enforcement actions. On 20 June 2011, an oil company branch in the United Kingdom was ordered by Ipswich Crown Court to pay a total of £1.24million in fines and costs over the explosion and fire at one of its gas terminals on 28 February 2008. The explosion blew ...

  • Clean air and fast return to operation

    Zero styrene in the Renovation of Industrial Processing plants and Storage tanks Renovation without hassle In industrial processing and chemical storage plants the continuity of operation is of major importance. Plant downtime may have significant financial implications. Also equipment breakdown may negatively affect plant safety as in many cases dangerous ...


    By HMT Inc.

  • Manufacturing facility cleaning case study

    The Challenge A large Industrial manufacturing facility found that their process used to perform the necessary tasks was creating an undesirable accumulation of heavy metals dust throughout the entire plant. Not only was this a potential health risk to the plant workers, there was a structural and safety problem because the dust could spark and cause a fire or explosion. ...


    By Enviro-Vac Corp.

  • Application of LEDs in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are prone to explosive risks due to the presence of volatile, flammable compounds inside the building. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted the dangers of such hazardous environments through a federal safety investigation of a Canastota wastewater plant. In 2014, a worker died from third-degree burns after a devastating ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Biosolids Heat Drying: Safety in Design and Owner Operation

    ABSTRACTInterest continues to grow in heat drying as a means of processing biosolids into an aesthetically pleasing product form with multiple use opportunities, while also achieving a significant reduction in both volume and weight of biosolids for off-site hauling. As the number of heat drying installations increase, so too do reports of safety incidents—an indication that Owners and facility ...

  • Here’s What I Know About Dust Collection Booths

    If there is too much dust in the workplace, it can cause many problems and the most serious is the short and long term health problems. Not only does dust make the place all messy and dusty, but also means you and your employees are breathing in harmful particles. The problems usually start off by allergic reactions and can turn into major respiratory problems. Also, a large amount of dust at ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Confined Space Plan

    Create a Plan for a Confined Space Do you need to create a plan for your confined space plan? Confined spaces have limited space in that someone can enter, and are not designed to be occupied in the long-term. Your workplace may involve working somewhere that has dangerous substances, or serious hazards like exposed wires or unguarded ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Adapting to new challenges: IDSS for emergency preparedness and management

    In order to manage risks, emergency planning and preparedness procedures are currently in use. The advent of Information Technology (IT) in the field of emergency management opened vast possibilities for the development of Integrated Decision Support Systems (IDSS). They are designed to perform calculations, make risk representation, fully interact with stakeholders, and assist in communicating ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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