flammable substance Articles

  • SOCRATES: a computerized toolkit for quantification of the risk from accidental releases of toxic and/or flammable substances

    A computerised toolkit for quantification of the risk from accident releases of toxic and/or flammable substances is presented. Methodological and procedural steps for quantifying the consequences and the associated risk to health is presented, along with their implementation in a user-friendly computer package. The methodology and the associated toolkit have the capability of integrated risk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduce accident and fire risk with flammable storage safety cans

    Flammable or combustible liquids are used in almost every industry and place of business. Gasoline, chemicals, solvents and a variety of other hazardous liquids are found in varying amounts and locations in industrial, commercial and residential settings. Since many of these liquids are relatively common, it is important to understand the dangers they present and the special storage and handling ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Does Your Absorbent Product Help Address Fire Safety - “Stop, drop and roll!”

    Adults everywhere recognize this mantra from fire safety lessons they attended as children. When it comes to fire safety, people usually learn how to address a potential fire from a young age, including how to identify a ...

  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Computer Companies: Uploading the Environment

    Computer companies between progress and responsibility An Environmental-Rating of eleven international computer manufacturers revealed that the Japanese company Fujitsu, with a Rating of B-, is at the forefront of environmental activities in the computer industry at this time. Immediately following the environmental leader are the companies Compaq (USA), NEC (JP), IBM (USA) and Sun Microsystems ...


    By oekom research AG

  • Lighting the way for disinfection - Case study

    Pharmaceuticals manufacturing involves the handling of powders and volatile, flammable solvents such as iso-propanol. Consequently there is every opportunity for explosive atmospheres to form. Where this is the case, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require that new equipment and protective systems must be selected on the basis of the requirements set ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Characterization of Accidental Chemical Releases

    The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment (CAAA) section 112 (r) Prevention of Accidental Releases requires the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish measures for owners and operators of facilities processing or handling hazardous materials to prevent accidental releases of regulated substances and other extremely hazardous materials to the air. Additionally, it requires the ...

  • Barriers to GHS around the world

    As an additional section of Enhesa’s GHS tracking service, Enhesa has added information related to barriers to chemical shipments presented by countries that have not yet implemented the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Information spans the globe with data for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Canada, India, Israel, and many more. Until now, ...

  • Turbulent fluctuations and their use in estimating compliance with standards and in model evaluation

    Turbulent fluctuations are important in dispersion problems where short timescale peak values can be critical. These situations include: a) releases of toxic, flammable or odourous substances where high short time scale impacts may be dangerous or cause a nuisance; b) estimating concentrations for regulatory purposes for comparison with limits based on a short timescale, such as the UK 15-minute ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accident scenarios for marshalling yards in The Netherlands: Private or public fire fighting

    Since the introduction of the Seveso and Seveso II directive (1996), many Western European countries have had the opportunity to demand that installations processing hazardous materials have a private fire brigade. In the Netherlands, based on the Dutch company fire brigade decree, certain companies can be compelled to have a private fire brigade (BZK, 1990). Hazardous materials are processed at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • HM-218D – The US Moves Forward on Gasohol and Other Updates

    On January 28, the US DOT passed Amendment HM-218D. This final rule adopts various updates and amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) of 49 CFR, and is intended to provide relief to industry by clarifying and, in some cases, relaxing certain requirements. A major goal of this amendment is to help the environment by simplifying the shipment of Gasohol, a blend of gasoline with ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Dry/Wet Scrubbers for Clean Air Compliance

    Forthcoming requirements of Ihe Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 will inventory many more specific chemicais considered hazardous. From acetaldehyde lo xylenes, the list regulated under the air toxics program includes 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). That number may grow. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to add another 100 of more chemicais under the “prevention of accidental ...


  • Developing Technologies to Detect Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Gas

    Abstract Hydrogen sulfi de (H2S) gas can cause nausea, headaches, unconsciousness, and death. Industries struggle to detect this deadly substance before it harms workers or communities. Safety system manufacturers have developed detectors that sense the H2S quickly and accurately. This paper illustrates, in general terms, considerations in effective placement of H2S detectors: ...

  • Guidance on Hazardous Waste Rules Issued Amid Delays to New Regime

    Technical guidance on how to interpret the new EU definition of hazardous waste has been published by the Environment Agency to help industry navigate a course through a bewildering range of semi-implemented EU law. 1 The new system, soon to replace the UK's 'special waste' regime, will significantly increase the range of wastes falling under special controls, but regulations paving the way for ...

  • What is the difference between open and closed cup flash point?

    Flash point tests are used to show the lowest temperature that a volatile substance is vapourised into a flammable gas. This is done by introducing a source of ignition, then waiting for the “flash” where the substance is ignited. There are a wide range of methods but most are available in open or closed cup formats – ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Standsted airport - case study

    Background: In late 2011, Bob Burgess of LPL Construction Services made contact with Gary Mills, area sales Manager for Leafield Environmental, in order to discuss a potential new project at Stansted Airport. Stuart Clerkson, Stansted Airport Contracts Manager had asked Bob, LPL Construction Services' on-site man, to source replacements for the current contraband collection units. These units ...


    By Leafield Environmental

  • 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

  • Process safety and risk management audits for a ceramics manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a large, advanced materials organization to provide a Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program compliance audit of a specialty ceramics manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. Processing at the facility is related to the crystalline growth of materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Processing at the facility ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Section 112(r) RMP deadline approaching

    The Clean Air Act Section 112(r) Risk Management Program rule regulates the storage, handling and/or processing of specified toxic and flammable substances. Affected facilities must develop and register a Risk Management Plan (RMP) that includes a hazard assessment, prevention program, and emergency response program. Regulated facilities must update and resubmit the RMP every five years. This ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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