hazardous area atex Articles

  • Advanced engineering for ATEX solutions

    The process of disinfecting water with UV light is a proven technology for drinking and process water in many industries, however the high standards required by the offshore industry command these systems to be engineered way beyond the normal specification of many manufacturers. When a leading offshore contractor based in Malaysia required two high specification ATEX systems for operation in ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pharmaceutical company cuts costs with baler - Case Study

    Wyeth is a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and health care products. The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs 47,500 people. Wyeth’s manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, employs 1,200 people and produces a variety of solid dose pharmaceutical products. In December 2008, Wyeth installed an Atex baler (X50), purchased through Bramidan’s ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • 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

  • Measuring level of crude oil case study

    MonoScan provides an economical ultrasonic solution for measuring level of crude oil in one of Kaliningrad's well known oil fields. The Eastern Gorino oil field located in Gorino, Kaliningrad near the border of Lithuania, contains 11 oil wells and is capable of producing 200 tons of crude oil per day. The Kaliningrad Geological Oil & Gas company, which owns the field, sought a solution for ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Ensuring personnel safety in a confined space

    “There are no second chances with a confined space entry. It has to be right first time.“ Identifying a confined space… The HSE Confined Space Regulations 1997 define a confined space as: “A space of an enclosed nature where there is a risk of death or serious injury from hazardous substances or dangerous conditions” Some confined ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • In-line ASTM- and hazen-color measurement in refineries and chemical industry

    In many production processes of the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industry, color is an important parameter for the quality of the product or the production process. Might be the exact color value, might be the requirement of an ideally colorless product, might be the color range in a specific production step of a product. Examples are decoloration processes as in phthalic anhydride, ...


    By Sigrist-Photometer AG

  • atg UV technology offer both low pressure amalgam and medium pressure UV systems

    From small scale industrial applications to large water treatment works and fully integrated PLC controlled UV packages atg UV Technology can offer a range of UV disinfection / treatment solutions to suit any application. As industry experts, atg UV can offer standard Low Pressure, Low Pressure Amalgam and high power Medium Pressure UV systems. Additionally atg UV also offer bespoke ultraviolet ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Measuring oxygen levels in offshore extracted natural gas - Case Study

    Teekay use the EC92DIS portable oxygen analyser on board the Voyageur to measure the oxygen levels in the gas. In March 2013, one of Teekay's largest projects, the Voyageur Spirit FPSO achieved the first oil extraction on the Huntington field in the United Kingdom. The production unit was installed for its new charter contract with E.ON Ruhrgas UK E&P (E.ON) and is expected to last for ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Cerex introduces the new AirSentry FTIR Open Path Analyzer

    Cerex Monitoring Solutions is pleased to announce the release of the third generation model AirSentry FTIR multi-gas open path FTIR analyzer. The decision was made to fully redesign the analyzer to take full advantage of advances in hardware and software technology. The third generation design represents a full reconfiguration of the instrument. Goals were to reduce initial and operating costs ...

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • Optimus and doseBadge Adapt to New Challenge - Case Study

    Established in 1934, Lindapter International is the world’s innovator of steelwork clamping systems, eliminating the requirement to drill or weld steel.  The company designs and manufactures specialist products for connecting structural steel sections together and  has more than 85 years’ experience in its field. The company’s success is the result of its dedication ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Degassing Refrigerators - Drill-head and Piercing-plier

    1. For what purpose do we have to degas a refrigerator? A refrigerator has to be disposed as hazardous waste. The refrigerants inside a hazardous refrigerator are harmful for the environment (ozone depleting and greenhouse effect). Most common refrigerants are; R12, R134a and R600a. The uncommon is the removal of NH3. Refrigerants are developed to dissolve very easily into ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Upgrading from Pellistor Gas Sensors to Infrared Technology

    In this article Andy Avenell, Crowcon’s Fixed Systems Product Manager, considers the shift towards infrared (IR) gas sensor technology in the oil and gas industry. Abstract Flammable gases and vapours can present considerable dangers in many industrial applications, none more so than the processes involved in extracting, transporting and processing oil and gas. Fast and reliable ...

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