potentially 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

    With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell us the ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Measuring gases in AD and landfill – which is the right product for your application

    With over 30 years’ experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech’s product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell ...


    By Geotech

  • Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

    With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell us the ...


    By Geotech

  • Fungal Biodegradation

    Introduction The utilization of fungal biodegradation involves the controlled usage of these specially cultivated fungi to treat contaminants. White Rot Fungus White rot fungus has been reported to degrade a wide variety of organopollutants because of its lignin-degrading or wood-rotting enzymes. Two different treatment configurations have been tested for white rot fungus, in situ and ...

  • LED Applications for Aircraft Maintenance Facilities

    Businesses that specialize in aircraft maintenance must take high quality lighting conditions into consideration during operations. There are numerous factors in such facilities could make inspections difficult to carry out. For example, the presence of large aircrafts and equipment promotes the creation of shadows and dark spots in the location. Additionally, shiny surfaces increase ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction A confined space is any space large enough for someone to enter and perform assigned work, which has limited means of entry or exit, and which is not designed for continuous worker occupancy. This covers just about every industry, including utilities, construction, hydrocarbon exploration and processing, petrochemicals, marine, agriculture, food processing and brewing, as ...

  • Protocol for Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation Using Emulsified Edible Oil

    An in-depth discussion of the EOS® patented technology and its usefulness for site remediation is presented. Details of how the technology works, design considerations as well as strengths and limitations of the technology are presented. 1.1 INTRODUCTION Management of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents, perchlorate, and explosives is one of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Fuses vs. Circuit Breakers

    The recommendations in this article are admittedly biased towards fuses, but for what EPG believes to be valid reasons. Fuses are not always the correct choice for motor protection. However, it has been our experience that fuses are the best choice for the products we are manufacturing. When designing our products we strive to provide a product that will be safe, reliable, and cost effective. ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Responding to audit surprises

    An audit is a systematic and documented investigation to determine if prescribed processes are functioning as intended. We audit to find out whether processes are working properly, where they are not working properly, and how to address identified gaps. No matter how diligent the staff is in following procedures, there are nearly always revelations indicating needed corrections and opportunities ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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