wind safety Articles

  • Weather claims and wind safety

    Anybody working in the construction industry either here in the UK or anywhere else in the world is likely to know that the weather can present us with particular hazards. While rain, ice and snow are particularly dangerous to work in, we must always be aware that the wind is also likely to make conditions unsafe, particularly for those who work at height and those who ...

  • Seven safety tips for working in winter

    When discussing workplace hazards that can creep up during the winter months, driving in treacherous conditions is often the first thing people mention but there are several other winter hazards that supervisors need to address with their workers. Here are seven things to consider: Cold stress: workers are at risk for hypothermia and frostbite while working ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Development of PSO-based robust controller for maximising wind penetration

    In this paper, a new robust controller has been proposed for attaining the maximum safe instantaneous wind penetration. Particle swarm optimisation (PSO)-based algorithm has been developed to obtain the maximum safe instantaneous penetration by the optimisation of grid parameters. The developed algorithm has been tested on modified IEEE 14-bus system. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 5 Essential tips about snowmobile safety

    Extreme conditions and fast speeds are what make riding so much fun, but they come with risks. When you ride with your family and friends, you need to be aware of potential risks.  A modern snowmobile can weigh over 600 pounds and travel up to 90 mph. Due to poor judgment, excess speed, and alcohol — approximately 200 deaths and 14,000 injuries occur every year. But this does not mean ...


    By AKE Companies, LLC

  • Safety device for bottom drainage of fuel storage tanks

    General   One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. ...


  • Pt. 1 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    This is part one in a 4 part series to be posted over the next 4 weeks. "Pointers for Construction Safety & Health compliance" Rob Sant Technical Products Manager, Certified Air Safety, Vancouver Washington Threats to our workers health and safety are numerous; an often overlooked hazard is the quality of the air they breathe. Whether simple nuisance odors like ...


  • Wind-driven SVE system extracts VOCs from landfill

    An innovative soil vapor extraction (SVE) system has operated at the former Ferdula Landfill site in Frankfort, NY, for the past 10 years. The system relies on wind-driven vacuum processes rather than electrically powered air blowers to extract volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the landfill. After a two-year trial beginning in 1998, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ...

  • Water Plant’s Investment in GTI Covers Brings Both Operational and Safety Benefits

    The Utility: The Griswold Water Treatment Plant is part of Aurora Water, the utility that manages water and wastewater in the city of Aurora, Colorado, USA. This direct filtration plant treats 80 million gallons of water per day (302,800 m³/d). The Utility’s Needs: Originally built in 1965, the Griswold Water Treatment Plant had undergone ...

  • Safety Systems Depend on Reliable Field Sensors (Emphasis on Fire and Gas Detectors)

    Abstract Because not all hazards are the same, identifying and quantifying the hazard is the starting point in choosing sensing technology. Not all detectors are the same, and they should be selected according to their ability to detect the hazard. This paper gives a broad summary of technologies that provide users reliable responses to hazardous conditions, that minimise false ...

  • Five Winds works with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, CSA Standards and UL Environment to develop sustainability standards

    WASHINGTON, DC (August 10, 2010) - The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) today announced that it has partnered with two leading standards organizations, CSA Standards and UL Environment, to jointly develop voluntary sustainability standards for home appliances. The new standards will take a life cycle approach and are intended to be used by governments, retailers, and other ...

  • Vestas Wind Systems Blows Away Global Deployment Challenges with 3E Online - MSDS

    Background Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines. It is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the world, and operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States.  The company employs more than 20,000 people globally and is passionately committed to ...


    By 3E Company

  • Use of a parking garage as a hurricane evacuation 'Refuge of Last Resort'

    When a hurricane evacuation is halted, large numbers of motorists may be stranded without official shelter. Multilevel aboveground parking garages may be feasible 'Refuges of Last Resort' (RLR). Our goal was to assess the relative safety of using a parking garage as an RLR through fieldwork on the wind patterns inside a parking garage during hurricane Isabel. Mean wind speed inside the second ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gill Instruments case study featured in AWE International

    AWE International magazine, which is focused on the environmental analysis industry, recently featured Gill Instruments in a case study about environmental monitoring with solid-state meteorological instruments. The case study includes information about all of the products within the Gill Instruments range, with information about their advantages within the environmental analysis field. We have ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Flame Retardant Protection - Scaffold Sheeting

    Powerclad FR is a range of Flame Retardant versatile and cost-effective scaffold sheeting and open mesh products for temporary containment and weather protection enclosures. Our systems provide an unparalleled choice of materials to encapsulate a project, providing solutions to weather induced delays, enhancing site safety and security, minimising ...

  • Factors contributing to fatalities in General Aviation accidents

    According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), General Aviation (GA) is accountable for 82% of total air transport related accidents and incidents and for 83% of all air transport related fatalities. By applying logistic regression on a large sample of GA accidents from 1983 to 2002 we identify factors that increase the chance of a fatal GA accident. In this study a wide range of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk zoning in relation to risk of external events (application to IRIS design)

    The design basis for any plant and site is closely related to the effects of any postulated external events and the limitation of the plant capability to cope with accidents, that is to perform safety functions. As a prime example of an advanced reactor and Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) with enhanced safety, the International Reactor Innovative and Secure (IRIS) has been considered in this work. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improved thermal management of structures – a simplified mathematical approach

    This paper considers the management of buildings for fire safety. It is found that fire and the associated effects on buildings is significantly different to other forms of loading such as gravity live loads, wind and earthquakes and their respective effects on the building structure. Fire events are derived from the human activities within buildings or from the malfunction of mechanical and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical brief - FR standards for weather protection & containment enclosures

    Introduction The worldwide market for temporary enclosures has steadily increased over the last two decades as facility owners, engineers and contractors recognise the safety benefits and cost-effectiveness of installing temporary enclosures. Apart from minimising weather-induced delays to a project, scaffold sheeting enhances site safety by preventing debris and small objects from falling ...

  • Recent research on vehicle noise and vibration

    Vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) is usually among the top five attributes in terms of its priority in the design of automotive vehicles. Its priority in other types of vehicles (e.g., aerospace) is also important. Like other attributes of safety, performance, dynamics, fuel economy, NVH has to be considered closely in the design process. This manuscript presents a summary of recent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical brief - containment for industrial services in marine, offshore & petrochemical sectors

    Conventional scaffold sheeting is an established method of providing temporary containment and weather protection for scaffold structures.  Material selection should reflect the application, the anticipated weather conditions and the expected duration of the project.  Furthermore, stringent Flame Retardant requirements for covering materials are specified on most projects. There are ...

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