Hazardous Areas Articles

  • PureAire Monitoring Systems Obtains UL/CUL Listings on All Oxygen Deficiency Monitors

      PureAire Monitoring Systems manufactures and distributes oxygen monitors for safety, and as of July 2013, most monitors now include UL/CUL listings.  Their monitors make sure oxygen remains at a safe and breathable level in areas that utilize gasses such as nitrogen, dry ice, helium, and argon. These gases, commonly known as cryogenic gases, can be hazardous or ...

  • Systemic determination of infrastructure criticality

    The aim of critical infrastructure (CI) research efforts is to develop strategies to protect infrastructure systems by reducing hazards, risks, and threats from natural and manmade events. Given that no nation has unlimited resources, the current trend is to prioritise infrastructures so that the most 'critical' infrastructure systems are given priority in terms of resources. An extensive ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative analysis of the transportation of select petrochemicals

    Large volumes of hazardous cargo move across US roadways daily. Field counts are conducted on sections of roadway that provide aggregated volumes. A high level of interest exists in acquiring the capability to replicate these periodic field counts through a computer–simulated programme. Base data and computer simulation models were identified, which could be coordinated with field counts. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Applying the Land Use Portfolio Model with Hazus to analyse risk from natural hazard events

    This paper describes and demonstrates the integration of two geospatial decision–support systems for natural–hazard risk assessment and management. Hazus is a risk–assessment tool developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to identify risks and estimate the severity of risk from natural hazards. The Land Use Portfolio Model (LUPM) is a risk–management tool ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 'Zero' loss of life during natural hazards

    It is emphasised that minimisation of earthquake risk is certainly a necessity in order to reduce poverty and homelessness in urban areas. A two phase investigation scheme is outlined to determine which buildings are susceptible to collapse. In the first phase, teams inspect any and all buildings, public or private, whether be a school, hospital or residential and collect 'photographic' data by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • INTRINSICALLY SAFE WIRELESS MONITORING AND CONTROL NODES ARE CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS AREAS

    INTRINSICALLY SAFE WIRELESS MONITORING AND CONTROL NODES ARE CERTIFIED WORLDWIDE FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS AREAS DX99 FlexPower nodes from Banner Engineering are available in metal housing for gas and dust atmospheres A series of intrinsically safe wireless communication nodes certified for worldwide use in explosive gas or dust atmospheres is available from Banner Engineering. The nodes interface ...


    By Banner Engineering Corp.

  • Complete Product Line of Unique Level Sensors

    Brief description of each product along with specifications and applications. The list of products includes:  SmartScan50 - for most challenging applications SmartScan25 - for long-range applications Gauger420 - Compact, 2-wire, for all ...

  • How healthy is your child’s school

    I was called recently by a concerned parent. His school was undergoing mold remediation during school hours. Also, the Shigella bacterium has closed several schools in the Birmingham area. Just how safe are your children in their school, and how can you help to ensure that they are in a safe environment? By being proactive and asking questions. The biggest problems regarding ...


    By DirectCIH

  • Addressing Dead-Legs and Corrosion Issues in a PHA

    This case study describes a systematic approach for process hazard analyses (PHAs) and revalidations to identify and address corrosion and dead-leg concerns.   It is especially important during project (MOC) PHAs and revalidations of systems that have experienced changes to uncover potential issues. Systematically approaching revalidations can uncover dead-legs created by a previous ...

  • Design and optimisation for fixed area cellular layout problems using GA and SAA

    This paper compares two familiar optimisation algorithms named Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Simulated Annealing Algorithm (SAA) to find out the best algorithm which is suitable for solving the cellular layout design problems. The objective is to minimise the movement of parts within the cell by appropriate placement of machines. In determining the physical location of work centres, some relative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From “Light Green” to Sustainable Buildings

    As more people move to urban areas in search of economic opportunities, the number of buildings that are needed to house them continues to rise. It is estimated that by 2030, an additional 1.4 billion people will live in cities, of which 1.3 billion will dwell in cities of developing countries. The increasing number of buildings has long-term impacts on both the environment and natural resources. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • How Cuba turns early warning into joined-up action

    Cuba's early warning approach holds lessons for other countries, write disaster risk reduction specialists Veronica F. Grasso and José Rubiera. Advances in the early warning of natural hazards could bring great benefits to countries and communities. But early warning needs early action: if political will and coordination are lacking, the advantages could be lost. What a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • How To Carry Out A Smart Mobile Car Wash?

    Mobile car wash is a burgeoning business in most urban areas. There will be no car owners who do not like the idea of the cleaning personnel coming to their homes to do the cleaning. Almost all of them will be ready to pay a few extra bucks for the trouble that cleaning workers take to come to their homes. Pros and cons of portable automobile wash As per a business point of view, this is a ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • TopAir’s Weighing Station

    TopAir is the flagship brand of Statitech Ltd., an ISO 9002 certified manufacturer of cleanroom products for the electronic, semi-conductor, biomedical and defense industries. Established in 1999 and ISO-9002 certified, Statitech Ltd. specializes in the development, production and marketing of a wide variety of standard and custom-made cleanroom products including a weighing station, and has ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • Potential use of transport and dispersion model output to supplement Allied Tactical Publication–45 hazard area prediction templates

    Allied Tactical Publication–45(C) is the current US and NATO command doctrine for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological (NBC) events. ATP–45 is designed to warn military populations of NBC hazard by providing area–warning templates based on NBC messages. ATP–45 is designed to produce a single 2–hour hazard area template that accounts for wind speed fluctuations, but it ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative investigation of Source Term Estimation algorithms using FUSION field trial 2007 data: linear regression analysis

    Given a warning based on detections at a few sensors, it should be useful to rapidly provide an estimate of the location, time of release and amount of material released. Such information could lead to refined predictions of the hazardous area and support follow–on actions to investigate the cause and nature of the hazardous release. In September 2007, a short–range test designed to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Streamlined: Rugged technology improves efficiency and response time in solid waste collection

    In the city of Enid, Oklahoma, Deputy Director of Public Works Robinson Camp and his boss, Public Works Director Jim McClain, found themselves imagining a way to automate some of their work processes - garbage collection, for starters. Their goal was similar to what any forward-thinking municipality or business would want: streamline their services in a cost-effective manner. It started with the ...


    By HHCS Handheld USA Inc.

  • Fit for Purpose ManSafe Standard SRL

    Introduction With over 35 years of fall protection experience, Latchways has developed the ManSafe Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) range; the world’s first completely field serviceable Standard SRL. The ManSafe SRL range offers a dependable means of fall protection and has been specifically designed for use in a number of different environments enabling an unhindered ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • Urbanisation and environmental degradation in Dhaka Metropolitan Area of Bangladesh

    Using available data on relevant issues and onsite field visits, this paper documented the environmental problems associated with the unprecedented urbanisation in Dhaka Metropolitan Area of Bangladesh. Analyses revealed that a rapid spatial expansion of the city has been taking place alongside the remarkable rise in urban population, simultaneously putting immense pressure on natural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corrective action at a hazardous waste unit

    Troy Risk performed a RCRA Corrective Action at a closed hazardous waste landfill for a multinational landfill company. The work involved inspection and cleaning of two 85-foot leachate risers. A leachate riser is a stack of 4-foot diameter concrete pipe sections, which provide a passage to the bottom of the hazardous waste landfill. The riser provides access to pumps and electronic leachate ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

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