Health & Safety Articles

  • 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

  • NoiseTools for Noise Nuisance Users

    At Cirrus, we’ve always looking for ways to enhance our products to better help our customers meet their noise measurement needs. The NoiseTools software that you are using with your Cirrus Noise Nuisance equipment is always being updated and enhanced with new functions and features all the time. At regular intervals, we will release a new version which contains these updates so to make ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Designing that unique Ferrari sound using NVH Simulation

    Our NVH simulation technology enabled Ferrari to perform virtual evaluations of alternative design decisions in an interactive, free-driving scenario. Ferraris are distinguished by a unique sound that is as carefully tuned as a piece of music. Creating this characteristic sound authentically and yet keeping it within legal limits requires careful component design and selection. Our NVH ...

  • Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper

    Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true.  Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not.  They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance ...

  • CEA LASE laboratory uses Kartotrak to map radionuclides difficult to measure

    Problematics The autoradiography technique consists in depositing sensitive screens collecting the radiation on facility floors, ceilings or walls during different exposure times ...


    By Geovariances

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Saline Pond Multi-Layer Liner System - Case Study

    Gas operation benefits from the conversion of a single-liner system to a double-liner with leak detection monitoring Extensive gas operations near the North Saskatchewan River in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, are understandably closely regulated. To help the client remain well above compliance requirements and expand their leak detection capabilities, Nilex implemented the ...


    By Nilex

  • What is Indoor Air Quality?

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the degree of air purity inside buildings that constitute the usual environment in which people carry out activities (offices, homes, schools, shopping and leisure centres, etc.) Because of increasing urbanisation and our contemporary lifestyle, most people spend a large proportion of their time in these closed environments. The high level of atmospheric ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • New Bird Netting Means “No Vacancy” for Crows at Hotel - Case Study

    Springhill Hotel in Temecula, California was having a problem with black crows. The birds were building nests, leaving bird droppings on and around the hotel, and creating considerable noise, which disturbed hotel guests. Installation of Bird B Gone Heavy Duty Bird Netting. Issues to be addressed: Prevent large numbers of crows from congregating around the hotel property. The ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • What is Indoor Air Quality and How Can You Improve It?

    For the longest time, air quality was meant to refer to the quality of air circulating outdoors. However, indoor air or the air found inside and around homes and office buildings is just as important to pay attention to. Improving indoor air quality should be a priority for everyone.  What is Indoor Air Quality? Indoor air quality is the quality of air found circulating ...


    By Filter Buy

  • Self-purification of marine environments for heavy metals: a study on removal of lead(II) and copper(II) by cuttlebone

    The aim of this study was to determine adsorption properties of cuttlebone, cuttlefish bone as dead biomass, for lead(II) and copper(II) from aqueous solutions. Adsorption kinetic, isotherm and effect of pH (in the range of 2.0–7.0) were investigated in a single component batch system at room temperature (25 ± 1 °C). The heavy metal adsorption by cuttlebone was relatively rapid ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stop It Pipe Repair System assists in decommissioning project - Case Study

    Since 1986, InduMar Products Inc. has provided a unique solution with its STOP IT Pipe Repair System. In refineries and chemical plants, where many miles of piping carry products that are often highly flammable, toxic or corrosive, the STOP IT provides a method to restore product and profit flow in minutes instead of the many hours required to cut out a pipe section, fabricate and install a new ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

  • Situational Awareness: The Often-Ignored Hazard Control

    Within the scope and context of high-reliability safety cultures, hazard control extends into a third dimension of situational awareness beyond conditions and behaviors. While safe conditions are both required by regulatory compliance measures (OSHA, n.d.) as well as promulgated by national consensus standards and provide basic hazard control mechanisms for stagnant hazards such as machinery ...

  • TechConnect conference will include panel on safety and innovation as partners for success in advanced manufacturing

    The TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, which will be held May 14-17, 2017, in Washington, D.C., will include a panel discussion on May 16, 2017, on “Safety and Innovation as Partners for Success in Advanced Manufacturing” as part of the Advanced ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Timing is everything - Getting your heat network plan to work

    For affordable housing providers, maintaining heating and hot water supplies to residents is one of the biggest challenges; especially when it comes to frequently involving the care of vulnerable user groups, and routinely gaining access to occupied properties.  Although communal heating schemes (featuring shared boiler plant or other more sustainable heat sources) can offer significant ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • 10 Water Saving Tips for Early Spring

    As winter quickly draws to a close, the time has come to inspect the damage caused by the past few months of freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. With the inevitable annual thaw in mind, we have compiled a list of tips to help you identify leaks and conserve water by staying proactive throughout the spring and summer. With a whopping 850 water main breaks every day in the United States, you can ...


    By WaterSignal

  • SOLPOWER rotary tables turn on RESOLUTE™ encoders

    Advances in processing technology and the demand for higher quality products have prompted machine tool manufacturers to develop technology that addresses rising raw material costs while responding to the market trend towards higher cutting speeds and demand in areas such as the production of high-accuracy mould tools. SOLPOWER, established in 1995, is a Taiwanese manufacturer of machine ...


    By Renishaw plc

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